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Random Bike Laws

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NO. 1:  Future X-Gamers, Beware 
In the City of Baldwin Park, riding a bicycle in a swimming pool is against the law. 

NO. 2: Show Me Your Papers  
Bicycling residents of Santa Monica can be asked by police to prove they have a valid bicycle license or face a fine of $10.

NO. 3: No Sweat  
An L.A. municipal code mandates that new office buildings larger than 10,000 square feet must include bicycle parking and employee showers.

NO. 4: OMG CRSH! 
When texting while driving was banned in L.A. in 2008, bicycling was removed from the language of the law, making texting while riding legal.

NO. 5: Concrete Reasoning 
While some cities prohibit riding on sidewalks in certain districts, most allow it if the cyclist rides slowly and courteously.

NO. 6:  Crossing the Line 
Drivers are allowed to curse at cyclists, but once insults turn into threats of violence, the act is considered a crime.

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