Question Harley asked: I have built a gas powered chopper bicycle. It has a 49 cc engine on it, and has reflectors back, it also has no pedals. Can I drive it on the street?
Category: Motorized Bicycles
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 Francis submitted this article from the Northwest Florida Daily News. ‘I’m just trying to ride in peace’: Questions arise over motorized bicycles. In summary, bicycles are being retrofitted with gas-powered helper motors, and law enforcement is ticketing the drivers. …
Question Gabe asked: What are the laws about mopeds and how do they relate to the statutes about bicycling?