North Dakota Motorized Bicycle Laws

North Dakota Motorized Bicycle Laws

A motorized bicycle according to North Dakota law is defined as any bike with:
  • 2 to 3 wheels.
  • Footrests or foot pedals.
  • A motor capable of achieving a maximum speed of 30mph on a level surface.
  • An automatic drive system.
  • A body that's no wider than 32 inches.

To ride a motorized bicycle in North Dakota all you need is a valid operators permit, a temporary permit, an instruction permit, or a motorcycle permit. If you are 14 years old you can apply for a motorized bicycle operators permit.


To ride a motorized bicycle on public roads in North Dakota, it must be register. To obtain registration you must provide the motor vehicles office with:

  • A Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (which must show the moped's engine size and maximum speed capacity.)
  • An odometer certification.
  • Insurance proof.
  • $25 for the registration fee
  • $5 for the title fee
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