Hi – I am planning a bicycle trip that crosses state lines. I understand that you travel through some states as long as your weapon is in some locked container. How does this work on a bicycle? I have googled, and the closest I have come is related to motorcycles.
Welcome to the Community @Robert420. The rules for bicycles would be no different than any other mode of transportation. You need to comply with the each states and/or federal laws relating to transportation of a firearm and ammunition. This can be made more difficult if you have stops planned along your trip and even just normal stops on your route.
Thank you for the fast response. What would count as “locked” storage on a bike? A gun in a locked box in a backpack?
That is the hard question to answer. If it is in a backpack it means you need to carry it with you wherever you go which can also be prohibited. I assume it could be mounted to the bike somehow but getting it off (or taking the whole bike) would not be that difficult.
Do you know what states and what their laws are. Answering that question tells you what you need to do and if you will be able to do it.
Welcome to the family brother and you will enjoy it here and learn a lot.
I will be doing a route starting from MA -> RI -> CT -> MA -> VT -> NH -> ME -> MA. I believe I am okay for VT, NH, and ME. I have a MA LTC.
You should look at the reciprocity map for laws in CT and RI.
Both CT and RI look like they will be trouble. However, both seem to have non-resident licenses which could be an option for you. You will need to dig deeper to see if non-resident licenses would be obtainable.