Bicycle Riding Technique
No. Bicyclists must ride while seated in a normal, firmly attached seat (373.02b). Furthermore, multiple riders are not allowed to ride on one bicycle, unless the bicycle is designed to carry more than one person, such as a tandem. (373.02g).
No. Both hands must be used to steer the bicycle (373.02f).
This is illegal in Ohio (373.03; 4511.54A); both the bicyclist and driver may be charged with a misdemeanor.
Bicyclists are only allowed to ride two abreast; any more is in violation of the law (373.04).
If you’re safely using a secured seat or trailer, then it’s legal for you to carry your child (4511.53c)
Bicycles must be equipped with adequately working brakes when ridden on public streets or freeways (373.06c; 4511.56D). If your bike doesn’t have brakes, it’s unlikely that the law would consider this “adequate.”