New York State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation
Definition of Electric Bike:
Licensing and Registration:
Where to Ride:
Bicycle with electric assist - multiple classes of bicycle with an electric motor and operable pedals. 2 A bicycle with electric assist doesn’t qualify for a registration as a motorcycle, limited use motorcycle, moped or ATV and doesn’t have the same equipment. You can operate an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist on some streets and highways in New York State: you can operate these devices on highways with a posted speed limit of 30 MPH or less municipalities can further regulate the time, place and manner of operation of these devices you cannot operate these devices on a sidewalk except as authorized by local law or ordinance.