A Little History
In 2009, the Town of Breckenridge attempted to allow skateboarding on roadways within town limits on a trial basis for one year. During the trial period, there were many issues with skaters riding in prohibited areas (steep streets east of Main Street) and interfering with the bus system in town. Citizens reported close calls with skateboarders and were frustrated by skaters using the entire width of the road, which led to traffic backups. Due to these concerns, the ordinance was allowed to expire and has not been renewed.
Rules that Matter Now
- Skateboarding is prohibited in roadways (this includes the bike lanes)
- You MAY skate on the recreation paths as long as you remain aware of other users
- You MAY skate on the sidewalks within the Town of Breckenridge
- If there are no sidewalks, WALK your board
- You are considered a pedestrian, use crosswalks and obey traffic signals
Tickets and Fines
Skateboarders who are in violation of Town Code 7-1-2, are subject to a citation from Police. Below is a breakdown of costs for skateboarding offenses
- 1st Offense $25 fine + $10 surcharge = $35 total cost
- 2nd Offense $50 fine + $10 surcharge = $45 total cost
- 3rd Offense MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCE
A court appearance becomes mandatory for ANY ticket not paid within 20 days. If you do not pay the ticket and you do not appear for court, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Skateboarders are responsible for riding safely and minimizing the risk for collisions. If the sidewalks are too crowed to maneuver safely, walk your board. In 2009, collisions and complaints were the reasons for banning skateboarding in the street. Continued collisions and complaints could lead to banning skateboarding in Breckenridge altogether. Skateboarders play the largest role in preserving the ability to skateboard around town.