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.
Question Chris asked: I have a gas-powered bicycle. Is it legal for me to drive with a suspended license?
Question M asked: Would you consider the City Bug 2 a scooter that travels only 15 miles per hour that can be purchased at Brookstone a motorized scooter or a Segway seeing as how it doesn’t have a seat?
Question Dale asked: In Bay County FL can you have a motorized bikecycle on the streets?
Question Esver asked: The way I read the Florida Statutes the Whizzy Ride e-bike should be considered legal. It can be propelled by human power or the motor can run it under 20 MPH and the seat is above 25…
Question William asked: I have an e-bike (maximum speed 20 mph) which I would like to use on the Pinellas Trail and Duke Energy Trail in Clearwater, FL. The trail rangers may have different instructions for different parts of the…
Question Ronald asked: I bought an electric scooter that goes up to 25mph–It also has pedals in case battery dies out–I was told by the seller that there is no license required-yes or no?
Question Sebastian asked: Can you ride a pit bike/dirt bike on the street going the speed limit?
Question Kevin asked: What are the laws and regulations about kids riding on a 49cc scooter in Florida?
Question Robert asked: Are there any provisions in the law about motorized/electric bikes riding on the beach. With these newer fat tire electric bikes that can do 28mph this could be a problem.
Question Cindy asked: I am a member of the Board of the Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle club. We are starting to have members join our group rides using E-Bikes. The Board has asked me to research E-bikes and come back with some…