Joel asked: Does a bicycle have to be a direct pedal drive to be a bicycle? Or can you pedal to generate electricity to power an electric motor, accessories, and charge batteries?
As long as the bicycle meets the statutory definition of “bicycle”, the power it generates can be used for any purpose other than powering the bicycle itself except as defined.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(4) 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 ….