Oregon State Electric Bike Laws

Oregon State Electric Bike Laws

How does Oregon define what an electric bike is?

The state of Oregon (OR) defines electric bikes as a bicycle that has two or three fully functional pedals equipped with a motor that does not exceed 1000W and is designed with a maximum speed of 20mph.

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

The state of Oregon does not require license or registration.

What are the laws around helmets in Oregon?

Helmets are required for all riders.

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

Electric bicycles are considered a bicycle by the Oregon Vehicle Code and can ride on any roadway, lane or path that is approved for bicycles.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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