Pennsylvania State Electric Bike Laws

Pennsylvania State Electric Bike Laws

How does Pennsylvania define what an electric bike is?

The state of Pennsylvania does not legally define electric bicycles.

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

The state of Pennsylvania does not require license or registration.

What are the laws around helmets in Pennsylvania?

Helmets are required for riders under the age of 18.

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

Electric bicycles are not legally defined by the state of Pennsylvania. Electric Bikes can be ridden 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.


Pennsylvania State Department of Motor Vehicles