Bicycle Information

Dubuque Mayor Biking

Biking is a healthy and sustainable mode of transportation and entertainment enjoyed by many Dubuque residents and visitors. Dubuque has a wide range of offerings for bicycle riders, from streets and trails to a BMX course, flat stretches to challenging hills.

Trails

Fix-It Stations

If you're out for a ride and in need of a tune up, you can visit a City of Dubuque bike fix-it station complete with tools to help get your ride in top shape. These stations are located in the Central Ave. and Intermodal parking ramps, Town Clock Plaza, Bee Branch Greenway, and all over Dubuque.

Rack & Ride

All Jule buses are equipped with bike racks for passengers to use free of charge with the purchase of a regular bus fare ticket.

Registration

The Dubuque Code of Ordinances, section 7-7-30, states that "every bicycle owned or ridden within this city shall be registered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter within ten (10) days of the date the bicycle is acquired or the residency of the owner is established."

Bicycle owners should maintain a copy of their bicycle’s information (make, model, serial number, and registration number) in the event it should be needed, such as for a loss or theft, or for insurance purposes.

Owners Guide

Information from this web page is also available in PDF format.

  • Always wear an appropriately fitted helmet.
  • Only ride a bicycle suitable for your size and needs.
  • Always secure your bike when not in use with a good quality lock.
  • Take pictures of your bike and record its serial number.
  • Use appropriate lighting and reflectors and wear bright clothing.
  • Wear eye protection while riding.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that will not interfere with the operation or mechanics.
  • Use hand signals.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars.
  • Obey all applicable traffic/bicycle laws (below).
  • Ride on the right hand side of the road, with traffic.
  • Yield and thoroughly survey the area before entering traffic or crossing an intersection.
  • Do not ride a bicycle while intoxicated or under the influence of any substance.

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Sharrows, also known as shared-lane markings, are roadway markings used to remind motorists to share the road. They also serve to guide bicyclists to the best portion of the road to ride on. The don’t, however, designate a separate bicycle lane.


Navigating Roundabouts on a Bicycle

Dubuque has two modern roundabouts at the intersection of North Grandview Ave. with Delhi St. and Grace St. and the intersection of N. Grandview Ave. and University Ave. 

In the Event of an Accident

If someone is injured, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Other accidents should be reported by calling non-emergency dispatch at (563) 589-4415.

Record the following information, and report it to the Dubuque Police Department:

  • Driver info including name, phone, license plate info (state and plate number)
  • Insurance company
  • Time and location of accident
  • Witness info including, name, phone, email address