Bicycle riding on the Ocean City Boardwalk is generally permitted all day in the off-season. It is restricted to the hours between 5 a.m. and noon between June 16 and September 4. See complete list below for exceptions to this schedule.
The following is a list of the current Boardwalk Bicycle restrictions for 2021:
Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 5PM
Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Monday, May 24 to Friday, May 28 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 5PM
Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 4 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 5PM
Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 5PM
Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Monday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 15 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 5PM
***OCHS Graduation tentatively set for Wednesday, June 16***(GRADUATION PLAN TBD-REGARDLESS OF SCHOOL PLANS, CURRENTLY THE DAILY BIKE TIME OF 5AM - 12P STILL SET TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16)
Wednesday, June 16 to Saturday, September 4 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Thursday, August 12 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 9:30 AM
Saturday, September 11 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Sunday, September 12 NO BIKES, CORVETTE SHOW
Saturday, September 18 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Saturday, September 25 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Sunday, September 26 NO BIKES, OCNJ Half Marathon 8AM to 12PM
Saturday, October 3 NO BIKES allowed from 11AM to 5PM
Saturday, October 9 Bikes allowed from 5AM to 12PM
Saturday, October 16 NO BIKES allowed from 11AM to 5PM
Sunday, October 17 NO BIKES, HERO WALK
As per the attached ordinance, the Chief of Police can prohibit bicycles at any time for certain circumstances. Examples of these circumstances include special events such as parades, shows and charitable events; boardwalk reconstruction projects or damage to boardwalk structure; merchants "sidewalk" sales. At this time the above are the restrictions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Hall Info Desk at (609) 399-6111 or Police Communications at (609)399-9111.
18-4 BICYCLES AND OTHER VEHICLES ON BOARDWALK.
18-4.1 Prohibited at Certain Times.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, ride, sit upon, walk, coast, park, leave, stand, whether attended or unattended or otherwise operate, control or possess in any manner whatsoever a bicycle upon the boardwalk or approaches to the boardwalk during the period from May 15 to Labor Day inclusive, and Easter Sunday of any year, any Saturday between Labor Day and Indian Summer Weekend (annually held in October), other than between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon).
This prohibition shall not apply to weekdays (Monday through Friday) from May 15 through the date of the graduation ceremonies of Ocean City High School (held annually in June), except said prohibition shall apply on Memorial Day as celebrated on the last Monday in May of any year. During the time period provided in this paragraph, bicycles shall be prohibited other than between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Notwithstanding the regulations set forth above, the Chief of Police, or his designee shall, in the interest of public safety, where unusual or extraordinary circumstances warrant, prohibit bicycles on the boardwalk at any time and, notify bicycle rental merchants not to rent bicycles for use on the boardwalk during such unusual or extraordinary circumstances. Examples of these circumstances include: severe weather conditions including high winds, lightning, heavy precipitation and flooding; special events such as parades, shows and charitable events; boardwalk reconstruction projects or damage to boardwalk structure; merchants "sidewalk" sales. In the event that said notice is issued, the boardwalk bicycle merchants shall not rent bikes for use on the boardwalk until further notice and authorization by the Chief of Police or his designee.