West Virginia Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Not Required & Registration Not Required

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    A motorized bicycle is defined as a moped in West Virginia. A moped is defined as a motor-driven cycle with:
    • 2 to 3 wheels.
    • Foot pedals to permit muscular propulsion.
    • An independent power source with a maximum of 2hp.
    • A combustion engine with a maximum piston displacement of 50ccs.
    • A maximum top speed of no more than 30mph on a flat surface.
    • A power drive system that functions directly or automatically only, not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.

    No license
    is required to ride a motorized bicycle in West Virginia.


    You do not need to register a motorized bicycle to ride it on public roads in West Virginia.