Additional Bicyclists Information

Massachusetts law requires any person 16 years old or younger riding a bicycle to wear a helmet. Helmets are recommended for all bicyclists. Wearing a bicycle helmet is the most effective way to protect against a head injury in an accident.

A bicycle race may be held on any public road or street in the Commonwealth if done in cooperation with a recognized bicycle organization and with approval from the Police Department before the race is held.


Special bike regulations for races can be established with an agreement between a bicycle organization and the police.

If you would like to report a violation that endangers bicyclists safety, call the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600. It is helpful if you can identify the exact locations using streets, addresses or intersections, along with a description of the offending vehicle.

In order to improve safety conditions for bicyclists, and to help implement policy. You can now register your bicycle with the Somerville Police Department.






If your bicycle is ever stolen or vandalized, file a police report with a police officer. You may dial 617-625-1600 Ext. 7254. Depending on the incident, you may be asked to come into the police station to finish the report. 


The Massachusetts law pertaining to cyclists are included in the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.