Kentucky Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    In Kentucky a motorized bicycle is defined as:
    • having an automatic transmission.
    • an engine of less than 50cc.
    • travel at speeds of no more than 30mph.

    To ride a motorized bicycle in Kentucky you need to be at least 16 years old and you also must obtain a moped permit.

    If you have a drivers license or motorcycle license you do not need a moped permit.


    A motorized bicycle needs to be registered in Kentucky if you want to ride it on public roads, just like a motorcycle.

    Other Motorized Bicycle Laws

    • A moped is not allowed on highways with a minimum speed limit above 30mph.