Massachusetts Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    Under Massachusetts law a motorized bicycle is considered a moped. A moped is defined as a vehicle with or without pedals that has:
    • An automatic transmission.
    • A top speed of 30mph.
    • An engine up to 50cc.

    You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid drivers license to ride a motorized bicycle in Massachusetts.


    To operate a motorized bicycle on public roads in Massachusetts it must be registered.
    • Registration fee: $40 (renewed every 2 years.)