GRAVENHURST, ON – The Town of Gravenhurst is reminding cyclists that bikes should be used on roads, not sidewalks.

Following a number of complaints the town’s by-law office is giving riders a seasonal update that riding a bike on town sidewalks could result in a $60 ticket.

“The main concern is the safety of pedestrians on our sidewalks,” said Dustin Gronc, manager of By-law.  “We’ve received a number of complaints and concerns that individuals have been blind-sided by fast-moving bicycles and are worried about being hit.”

With an increase of cyclist traffic motorists are reminded to keep an eye and make room for two-wheelers.

“We’d also like to remind motorists to share the road with those bicyclists who are abiding by the rules in the downtown, and help make it a safe experience for all,” said Gronc.

Sidewalk surfers in the form of scooter and skateboard users have an option as well, at the town’s skateboard facility at the Centennial Centre.

If you would like more details on the non-motorized vehicle by-law you can click here.