Motorized Bike in Bay County
Dale asked: In Bay County FL can you have a motorized bikecycle on the streets?
I assume you refer to a bicycle with an electric assist motor that meets the definition of bicycle in the statutes.
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. A person under the age of 16 may not operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.
Lacking a local ordinance to the contrary, the driver of such a vehicle may operate like any other bicycle on the roadway and no driver’s license or registration is required. You cannot operate a motorized vehicle on a sidewalk.
I can find no roadway restrictions in the Bay County Muni Codes. You can search the local regulations here. You may need to paste this link into your browser.
If your bicycle is powered by a gas assist motor it must be registered as a moped and a driver’s license is required.