Maximum Bicycle Height

Question

Austin asked: How tall can a bike be before you cannot use it on roads/sidewalks?

Answer

There is no maximum height in the statutory definition of a bicycle.

s. 316.003 – Definitions

(3) Bicycle – Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position or a scooter or similar device.

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One comment on “Maximum Bicycle Height
  1. fred says:

    Considering that a bicycle is a vehicle, one can presume that some informed uniformed law enforcement officers may reference Florida Statute 316.515(2) HEIGHT LIMITATION.—No vehicle may exceed a height of 13 feet 6 inches, inclusive of load carried thereon. However, an automobile transporter may measure a height not to exceed 14 feet, inclusive of the load carried thereon.

    It has no reference to the operator of such a vehicle, which means your head is in danger if you exceed 13 feet 6 inches for the vehicle (bicycle) and are sitting on the seat!

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