New York State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

 

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of New York (NY) defines an electric bike as a bike with a small motor attached.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of New York does not allow registration of electric bikes.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for all riders on any motorized device or vehicle.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles may not be ridden on any street, highway, parking lot, sidewalk or other in New York State that allows public motor traffic.

Disclaimer:

Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.

Source:
New York Department of Motor Vehicles

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