North Dakota State Electric Bike Laws

North Dakota State Electric Bike Laws

How does North Dakota define what an electric bike is?

The state of North Dakota (ND) defines an electric bike as a device with two or three wheels no more than 32″ wide, with foot pedals or foot rests, a motor of less than 500W and does not exceed a speed of 30mph on level surface. Riders must be at least 14 years of age.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in North Dakota?

The state of North Dakota does not allow registration of electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in North Dakota?

Helmets are required for all riders under the age of 18.

What are the rules for riding on the road in North Dakota?

Electric bicycles are permitted to ride on all public highways and roadways, in bike lanes and on 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.


North Dakota Department of Transportation