Do You Need Liability Insurance in Wisconsin for a Motor Bicycle?

Wis. Stat. 344.62 says that Motor vehicle liability insurance is required to "operate a motor vehicle upon a highway in this state......"

Wis. Stat. 344.01 b defines motor vehicle as "a self-propelled vehicle......."

Wis. Stat. 340.01 (30)  defines motor bicycle as
(a) bicycle to which power unit not an integral part of the vehicle has been added to permit vehicle to travel at speed of not more than 30 mph....

(b) 2 wheeled vehicle that has fully operative pedals for propulsion by human power and an electric motor of less than 750 watts and capable when powered solely by the motor of a max speed of less than 20 mph....."

It appears that liability insurance would depend on whether or not the motor bicycle was self propelled like a moped.  For example, if the bicycle is just electric assist and cannot do anything without pedaling, then it would not be considered a motor vehicle.  

Race Day Events and Griessmeyer Law Adopt Highways on the Wisconsin Ironman Course

Race Day Events, in partnership with Ironman Wisconsin and Griessmeyer Law, has joined the Wisconsin DOT's Adopt-A-Highway program to maintain a three mile stretch of Highway G from Verona Road to Highway J, in Dane County, a heavily cycled portion of the Ironman Wisconsin bicycle course.

WisDOT initiated the Adopt-A-Highway program to allow groups to volunteer and support the state's anti-litter program in a more direct way.

Race Day Events has committed to not only support WisDOT's environmental efforts, but to help build and support the local cycling community by giving back to our neighbors on the roads we all share. Race Day Events will be cleaning their adopted highway at least three times per year. If you see us out there, please feel free to say hello, and always be mindful of cyclists on all of our beautiful Wisconsin roads.

For more information on the Wisconsin DOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, please visit their website.

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