Vermont Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    A motorized bicycle is classed as a moped/motor-driven cycle in Vermont. It must meet the following criteria:
    • Cannot exceed 30mph on a level surface.
    • Engine must operate without a need for clutching or shifting.
    • Cannot possess an engine larger than 50ccs.
    • Restricted to 2 or 3 wheels.

    To ride a motorized bicycle in Vermont you need a valid drivers license.


    A motorized bicycle must be registered and insured to ride it on public roads in Vermont. You will need to get your motorized bicycle inspected and it requires:
    • A horn.
    • Front and rear lights.
    • Front fender.
    • No cracked tires.
    You will be issued with special motor-driven cycle plates once the vehicle passes the inspection.

    Other Motorized Bicycle Laws
    • A helmet is not required to be worn.