So EAPCs – electric bikes or e-bikes in common parlance – must now meet the following criteria in order to have the As a “moped,” an e-bike is a form of motor vehicle and is subject to motor vehicle laws including licensing, registration, and insurance. E-bike riders are not required to wear a helmet. E.g., do not kill anyone, ride on the right side of the road, and obey all traffic laws as if you were driving a car. Use a helmet and a little bit of common sense and courtesy will get you a long way. E-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks. Are these ebikes legal anywhere? E-bikes are allowed on bike paths but are not allowed on sidewalks. When I use my ebikes I pretty much ignore all the laws and do whatever I want, but if I wanted to be a law-abiding citizen I would google local ebike laws for every new city or park I wanted to ride in. E-bikes that meet the current EAPC regulations, minus a few exceptions, are treated as normal bicycles. Whether you are on an e-mtb or a regular mountain bike, always stay on the designated trail. You must be 15 or older to operate a Class 3 e-bike, although a person under 15 may ride a Class 3 e-bike as a passenger, if the e-bike is designed to carry more than one person. Here’s another point of contention, drive units like the BBS02 are classified as 750W although with a 52v pack they can peak out at close to 1300W. Popular places like Moab have just outright banned ebikes, which is far easier than trying to regulate ebike usage on those trails. The same rules of the road apply to both e-bikes and human-powered bicycles. To the uninitiated, ebike laws can be incredibly confusing. To operate an e-bike on Ontario's public roads, the following vehicle safety and operator requirements are in place: E-bikes must not weigh more than 120 kg (includes the weight of bike and battery). Almost every ‘Class 3’ ebike on the market has a throttle you can peg and now there are a host of different ebike manufacturers selling ebikes with a higher 28mph speed limit and Pedal Assist. Though bicycles are not considered vehicles in Arkansas, cyclists nevertheless must abide by all of the laws that apply to drivers of motor vehicles (see §27-49-219 and §27-49-111); since motorists are not allowed to cross at crosswalks, neither can cyclists. They replaced previous e-bike law on 6 April 2015. The electric motor should not be able to propel the bike when it is travelling more than 15.5mph. It’s insane to me that they are talking about actually banning traffic in Manhatten because of congestion issues, but no one is seriously talking about making ebikes legal in NYC. At this time ebikes are not legal in NY, and Governor Cuomo in his infinite wisdom keeps vetoing laws that would make them legal. There has been a steady stream of legislative action at statehouses regarding e-bikes since 2015. E-bike law The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles – EAPC – (Amendment) Regulations 2015 harmonised previous UK law (1983 Statutory Instrument No.1168), to bring it into line with EU law (regulation 168/2013). After a year of study and more than 24,000 comments, the Bureau of Land Management this month published its final rule on e-bikes. Michael and I both agree that laws are always optional if they are approved by legislators that we didn’t actually vote for (it’s in the Constitution). I have been to most of the National Parks in the US with my son, and they are the hidden jewels of America. These laws can vary by city or county and many different parks also have specific ebike usage laws. E-bikes that are classified as EAPCs also need to meet other relevant regulations and standards before they can be used or sold for use on a public road, such as; Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 also restricts EAPCs from being "driven on a road" [3] by anyone under 14 years of age. And the 69-page rule is not a blanket policy like the secretarial order.