Kansas State Electric Bike Laws

Kansas State Electric Bike Laws

How does Kansas define what an electric bike is?

The state of Kansas (KS) defines electric bikes as two wheeled device with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 1000w that has a maximum speed on a paved level surface of 20mph when operating without pedal-assist.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Kansas?

The state of Kansas does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Kansas?

The state of Kansas determines that ebikes must have a motor of less than 1000w.

Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Kansas?

The state of Kansas doesn't specify age restrictions regarding the use of electric bikes. 

What are the laws around helmets in Kansas?

Any person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Kansas?

Electric bikes may ride on city streets as far right as practical. Electric bikes are prohibited on county highways and interstates. Electric bikes are permitted on bike paths unless posted otherwise.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


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