A motorized bicycle is considered a moped in Ohio. A moped must meet all of the following criteria according to state law:
- 2 or 3 wheels (1 front and 2 rear).
- Minimum inflated tire width size of 1.75 inches and an inflated diameter of 19 inches.
- The vehicle must be capable of being pedaled as well as carrying a helper motor, which cannot:
―Have a piston displacement larger than 50cc.
―Be capable of producing more than 1hp.
―Obtain a maximum speed greater than 20mph on a level surface.
To ride a motorized bicycle in Ohio you mus have a valid drivers license. If you are at least 14 years old you can obtain a motorized bicycle license.
In order to ride a motorized bicycle on public roads in Ohio it must be registered annually and you need license plates. You do not need a title.
Other Motorized Bicycle Laws
- Registration cost is $24.50
All motorized bicycles must have a:
Road rules for motorized bicycles:
- Rear license plate
- Rear-view mirror.
- You must stay to the right hand side of the road or within 3 feet whenever possible.
- You can not carry any passengers.
- If you are under 18 years old an approved helmet must be worn with the chin strap fastened.
- The maximum speed you can travel at is 20mph.
- You are not allowed to ride your motorized bicycle on freeways.