Maryland Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    Under Maryland law a motorized bicycle is considered a moped. A moped is defined as a vehicle with:

    • A motor & bicycle pedals for propulsion.
    • 2 to 3 wheels (1 wheel must have a diameter over 14 inches.)
    • An engine size of up to 50cc for combustion engines & no more than 1.5 HP.


    You must have a valid drivers license or moped permit to ride a motorized bicycle in Maryland.


    You are required to title your motorized bicycle and have an ORV decal in Maryland just like off road motorcycles and snowmobiles.