Motorized Bicycles

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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.

eBikes in Hillsborough County Parks

Question Phil asked: I can’t find anything about using Ann eMtb at Hillsborough County parks, mainly Morris Bridge and Flatwoods in Tampa. An information on this?

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eBikes on Private Property

Question Steve asked: I live in a 400 unit “condo” complex in So.Florida. As I anticipate purchase of an e-bike, I’ve noticed that the rules of the facility (a very rigid, 35 yr old project, which prohibits “motorcycles, pickup trucks

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100 MPH eBike

Question Alex asked: Electric bicycles are becoming more popular. They usually can go between the speeds of 20 and 40 miles per hour. Lets say that I make an electric bike with a big electric motor and it can go

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Electric Scooter

Question Constance asked: I recently bought a electric scooter because I got my license taken away after eye surgery I have 20/20 in my other eye but they still won’t give me a drivers license I live alone and I

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Classes of eBikes

Question Denis asked:  I read the different classes for evoke in Florida 1, 2 and 3.  I see people with bikes that have throttle and pedalec combined in the bike lanes all the time. I was under the impression throttle

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Bicycle or Motorcycle?

Question Jose asked: I’m currently undergoing a purchase of an electric bicycle from China. Specifically 5000w/motor with a 72 60AH lithium battery. I know it would be considered a motorcycle because the excessive speed but It contains a speed limiter

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Why are Gas Bikes and eBikes Different Legally?

Question Maylinn asked: I’m just curious what is the difference in the gas powered under 49cc bicycle motor assist and the electric one if everything on the bike works the same besides it being gas powered or electric? Another question

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eBike Without Pedals

Question Peter asked: I have an electric bike that is only propelled by throttle and I put foot pegs on it as I cannot pedal because of a service-connected disability to my left ankle. I am 100% VA disabled card

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Gas Motor Bicycle

Question Chris asked:  I have a gas-powered bicycle. Is it legal for me to drive with a suspended license?

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Motorized Scooter?

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?

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