How does Montana define what an electric bike is?
The state of Montana (MT) defines electric bicycles as a bicycle with two operational pedals with a motor attached. The power source may not propel device, unassisted, at a speed exceeding 20 mph on a level surface. The motor must not require clutching or shifting.
Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Montana?
Essentially, for the purposes of regulation and enforcement, an e-bike is treated as a bicycle. The state does not require license or registration. And e-bikes may be ridden on roadways and bicycle paths.
What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Montana?
The power source may not propel device, unassisted, at a speed exceeding 20 mph on a level surface.
Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Montana?
Montana law does not include age restrictions for the operation of an e-bike.
What are the laws around helmets in Montana?
In Montana, the operator of a motorcycle or quadricycle under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet. An e-bike is not defined as a motorcycle or quadricycle.
What are the rules for riding on the road in Montana?
Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways and bicycle paths, including state park 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.