Man Cited For Not Registering Bike With Fire Department

It seems you just can't hop on your new bike and ride in one Kansas city.

A Topeka man was ticketed by police for not registering his bike with the fire department.

James Peppers was stopped by police.

"Basically after all of it, he just told me I had to get my bike registered," Peppers was stopped by police. "It's the state law."

The rule is part of Topeka city code and has been around since 1981.

The rule says "It shall be unlawful for any person residing in the city to ride or use a bicycle without first obtaining a license."

When you register, the department gives you a license to stick on your bike.

The idea behind the registration according to officials is if you bike is stolen and recovered, it can be returned to you.

Peppers says the ticket is just $10. Court costs, though, are $66.

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