Conneticut Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Not Required

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    The law in Conneticut defines a motorized bicycle as a motor-driven cycle and therefore a license is required.

    A motor-driven cycle is any vehicle that has:
    • A seat height of at least 26 inches.
    • A motor under 50 cc.

    You must have a valid drivers license to ride a motorized bicycle on the road in Conneticut. The earliest age you can obtain a license is 16 years old.


    Registration of a motorized bicycle is not required so long as the motor is below 50cc.

    Motorized Bicycle Requirements

    Your motorize bicycle must have the following when riding in Conneticut:
    • Brakes
    • Lights
    • Horn
    • Mirrors
    Other laws for riding a motorized bicycle:
    • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must also wear a helmet while driving.
    • If the maximum speed of your vehicle is less than the speed limit of the road that you are driving on, you must drive in the right hand lane or on a usable shoulder on the right side of the road. The only exception is when you are making a left turn.