It is legal to ride a bicycle on public sidewalks in Gainesville (per local ordinances). The law is up to the individual municipality, so you should check with the town/city of interest. Please be aware that some Gainesville properties such as schools, shopping centers, etc. may prohibit sidewalk riding and indicate such with signage that must be followed. For more information on the City of Gainesville’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, feel free to contact our Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Dekova Batey, at or (352)393-8493 or visit:

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