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Old 06-17-2013, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: riding a motorized bike in the street / bike lane?

Originally Posted by amills22 View Post
Hey all

I recently got a 52 columbia cruiser, and recently moved to nyc. It's a bit slow for general commuting, but I love the bike too much to stop riding it.

I really want to put a motor on it and use it as a commuter bike to get to work faster etc BUT I am not sure if i'd be allowed to ride it on the street with the motor. Does anyone have any clue to the rules regarding this? I don't think it'd qualify as a moped or scooter. Not sure if i'd be able to use the bike lane anymore. I know it wont go super fast so that would probably be ok.

Any help would be great,


I would contact your local DMV, ask them and get it in writing if you can.
they are real quick to give advice but don't want to stand behind it LOL
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