Ohio State Electric Bike Laws

Ohio State Electric Bike Laws

How does Ohio define what an electric bike is?

The state of Ohio (OH) does not legally define electric bikes.

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

The state of Ohio does not allow registration of electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Ohio?

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

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

Electric bicycles are permitted to go where traditional bikes are allowed.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles