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 n howard asked: A ten year old in my neighborhood drives a gasoline motored bike. Is this legal? It’s very loud, and I fear backing into it since it is faster than standard bikes.
Question Troy asked: Do the same electric bicycle laws in Florida still apply if I use a gasoline motor as a generator to power the electric assist motor instead of a battery?
Question Chester asked: Can an electric bicycle be ridden on the streets and sidewalks in Williston, Florida.
Question Roberta asked: Organictransit.com Florida laws regarding the use on and off road for the ELF?
Question Brandi asked: I live in Florida and I just want to know if children have little motorcycles can they ride those on sidewalks or do they have to ride in the road?
Question Sean asked: I was told today that the laws have changed about registering a gas powered bike. I was told that they are not doing that any longer and all are illegal also that ebikes must have a 750…
Question Gilbert asked: Can I ride a gas bicycle 2 stroke in Pensacola?
Question Jim asked: The statute states, no vehicle other than by human power is permitted upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, etc. A bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and electric helper capable of propelling the vehicle at a…
Question Rafael asked: An e-bike store owner informed me that all e-bikes sold after January 2017 must be engraved with the wattage and rating of the electric motor–looking for verification as I can not find any information on this in…
Question Shawn asked: I just got a brand-new 50 cc motorized bicycle (gas powered) for Christmas and I’m 16 do I need a license to ride around town.