Tennessee Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Not Required

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    Tennessee has a specific set of laws for motorized bicycles. If a motorized bicycle is under 50cc then the following laws apply.


    To ride a motorized bicycle in Tennessee you do not need registration or a title as long as the engine is under 50cc.


    A motorized bicycle may be ridden on public roads in Tennessee if you have a valid drivers license.

    If you are between the ages of 15 and 16 you may apply for a restricted license to operate a motorized bicycle. To get a motorized bicycle license you must:
    • Take a written test.
    • Take a vision test.
    • Demonstrate the ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
    A restricted license is only valid between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and within a seven (7) mile radius of the motor driven cycle driver’s home.

    Other Motorized Bicycle Laws
    • A helmet must be worn by riders of all ages.


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