Alabama State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation


Definition of Electric Bike:

Per Alabama (AL) state statues, any vehicle with a motor attached is considered a motor vehicle and is subject to the states licensing and registration statues.

Licensing and Registration:

Alabama state statues require a Class M license to operate an electric bike. Alabama restricts Class M licenses to persons 14 years and older. Alabama does not require electric bikes to be registered.

Helmet Law:

Alabama requires that any person under the age of 16 riding a bicycle, as an operator or passenger, must wear a protective bicycle helmet.

Where to Ride:

Alabama requires that bicyclists ride as far to the right as practicable. Electric bikes may not use sidewalks or bike paths.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable. EVELO strongly encourages checking with City, County, State and other local agencies for the most recent laws governing the proper, legal use of electric bicycles in your area.

Alabama DMV – Other Motor Vehicles
Code of Alabama


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