Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety

Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety

This year Biketoberfest® begins on Friday, October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 19th and the following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents with motorcycle related laws.

During Biketoberfest®, the Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing hazardous moving violations, which include but are not limited to; careless driving, aggressive careless driving, reckless driving, excessive speed, racing on a highway (drag racing) and driving under the influence (DUI). Additionally, the following non-moving statutes are in effect in the State of Florida;

316.2095 – Footrests, handholds, and handlebars:

(1) Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such passenger.

(2) No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars or with hand grips that are higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the motorcycle.

316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:

(2) A person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye-protective device over his or her eyes.

316.294 – Mirrors: Every vehicle (to include a motorcycle), operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle.

316.304 – Wearing of headsets:

(1) No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.

316.405 Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:

(1) Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned on.

The goal for this year’s Biketoberfest® event is the safety of our visitors and residents as well as compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe event for all.

If you have any questions regarding Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.


Sea Dune Parking

The following information is being disseminated to proactively provide valuable information to the public in regard to protecting our Sea Dunes while parking on SRA1A.

Residents and visitors should be aware that parking on the Sea Dunes is a violation of Florida State Statute 161.053 and Flagler Beach City Ordinance 5.02.04.  Sea Dunes are a beautiful natural resource to our City and compliance with parking restrictions is our ultimate goal.

On SRA1A from South 7th Street to South 28th Street there’s no parking on the east side of the roadway and vehicles parking on the east side of SRA1A north of SR100 should park as indicated in the sample photo’s below.  Flagler Beach Police Officers monitor Sea Dune parking throughout the year and once again our goal is to preserve the dunes with compliance from motorists.

Your assistance in helping protect our Sea Dunes is greatly appreciated and if you have any questions about the information listed above, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

Rear View of Properly Parked Vehicle
Rear View of Properly Parked Vehicle
Front View of Properly Parked Vehicle
Front View of Properly Parked Vehicle