Rhode Island Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    A motorized bicycle is classed as a moped under Rhode Island state law. A moped is defined as:
    • Having 2 wheels.
    • A cylinder capacity of less than 50ccs (cubic centimeters).
    • Cannot exceed 30mph on a flat surface.
    • May be propelled either by human power, motor power or both. This typically encompasses motorized bicycles (with pedals).

    A valid drivers license is required to operate a motorized bicycle in Rhode Island.


    To ride a motorized bicycle on public roads in Rhode Island it must be registered, titled and you need proof of insurance.