Motorized bicycles are defined as mopeds by Minnesota law. A moped is defined as:
- Possessing an electric motor
- Having a liquid fuel motor with displacement less than 50cc.
- Having 2bhp (brake horse power) or less.
- A maximum speed of less than 30mph.
To ride a motorized bicycle in Minnesota you must have a valid drivers license. If you are at least 15 years old you can apply for a moped permit.
You must register a motorized bicycle to ride it on public roads in Minnesota.
- You may not operate your motorized bicycle in bicycle lanes, trails, or on interstate freeways.
- You must wear a helmet if you are under 18 years of age.
- A working headlight and taillight is required to ride at nighttime. (Nighttime is defined as the period 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.)