Bicycle Safety

Rules of the Road

Bicycle safety class imageAll traffic laws of the State of Wisconsin, as well as those of Menomonee Falls, apply to bicycle riders. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children follow these laws.

The Village has many designated bike trails and bicycle ways (PDF). No one age 13 or older may ride a bicycle on a sidewalk in the Village of Menomonee Falls unless the walk has been designated a bicycle way (i.e, Menomonee River Parkway and on Pilgrim Road between Apple Valley Road and Lisbon Road) No person who resides within the village shall drive or propel a bicycle on any streets, alleys, sidewalks or upon any public path set aside for the use of bicycles unless such bicycle has been registered in accordance with village ordinance, sections 106 - (201-212).

Registering Bikes

Residents of Menomonee Falls have the ability to register personally owned bicycles via the village website, or through the completion and submission of a registration form available at the department website and police department. Registering your bicycle helps the police department to identify the owner and return your bike in the event that we recover it after it is lost or stolen. There is no fee to register a bicycle, and no license, tag, or decal will be issued.

To register a bike, you will be asked to provide information such as current address, phone, and email address (if pertinent), as well as information regarding the following:

  • Bicycle
  • Color
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Serial number
  • Size
  • Other descriptive information

Owner Applied Numbers

Submission of a registration request will be a certification that the serial number is accurate, an "owner applied number" is stamped on the bike in the absence of a serial number, the bicycle is equipped with a red reflector, and the bicycle has adequate brakes (village ordinance Section 106-204).

Additionally, if the bicycle is ridden at night, it must have an adequate headlight and tail light. All bicycles operated on a sidewalk or bike way must yield the right of way to pedestrians and must give an audible signal before passing a pedestrian.