Motorized Bicycles

ebikes

Definition:

316.003(2) 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 a 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.

  • Bicycles equipped with a small electric helper motor may be defined as a bicycle and not require registration or a driver’s license.
  • Bicycles equipped with gas helper motors are not legal vehicles and cannot be registered or driven on highways in Florida.
  • This section also includes information about mopeds and motorcycles since some of the information overlaps with bicycle information.
Category: Motorized Bicycles

ebikes

Definition:

316.003(2) 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 a 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.

  • Bicycles equipped with a small electric helper motor may be defined as a bicycle and not require registration or a driver’s license.
  • Bicycles equipped with gas helper motors are not legal vehicles and cannot be registered or driven on highways in Florida.
  • This section also includes information about mopeds and motorcycles since some of the information overlaps with bicycle information.

Local Ordinance and eBikes

Question Mike asked: Can a local government outlaw or regulate use of e-bikes even though the e-bike meets the statutory definition of an e-bike?

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles, Rights & Duties

Motor Scooter

Question Steve asked: I have an electric scooter (“PhatScooters.com“) – speed is less than 20mph. It has no pedals, but FL law says “human power and an electric helper motor”. This is a traditional scooter so no pedals but could

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Motorized Bicycle

Question Tony asked: I currently just bought a XB504 e bike it looks like a moped but its set up like an ebike even has pedals it does not go more than 20mph. Do I need to register it? Is

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Motorized Scooter

Question Earnest asked: I have a 1000 watt electric scooter and live in Florida. I was stopped today and told that my scooter is over the wattage for it to be legal for me to ride without a license. The

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Electric Motorcycle

Question Mike asked: Am I allowed to be riding a Zero brand electric motorcycle?

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Motorized Scooters

Question Nir asked: I’m trying to find if driving an electric stand kick scooter is legal or not, and where it’s allowed. For example, the scooter I own is a EcoReco, max speed 20mph, 250 watts, with no seat. https://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/bulletins/2003/Scooter_fact.htm

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Moped or Scooter Driver’s License

Question Jose asked:  What size moped or scooter can I drive with my DUIs on the road with no license?

Posted in Ask Geo, Driver License, Motorized Bicycles

Motorized Bikes

Question Dale asked: It seems like there is no correct answer about riding a motorized bike in Florida. I have checked a few sites and no straight up answer. I see them a lot down on front Street. I even

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Gas Bike

Question Mike asked: A gas bike. How do I get a tag to drive it on the road?

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Gas Bike on the Sidewalk

Question Keith asked: Can a 49cc gas motorized bicycle be driven on side walks if can’t be driven on roads if 49cc and be ride at 5-10 mpH with my grocery from the store on sidewalks, tired of pedaling, so

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles, Sidewalks & Crosswalks