Wisconsin State Electric Bike Laws

Wisconsin State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Wisconsin (WI) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with a motor attached. It must have pedals that are operational, an electric motor that is less than 750w and have a maximum speed of 20mph on level ground.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of Wisconsin does not require a license or registration. 

Helmet Law:

Helmets are not required for riders.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles are permitted on all road ways and roadway bike lanes. Electric bikes are allowed on bike paths and shared use paths only when the motor is not in use (must be propelled my human power only). Electric bikes are not permitted on any sidewalks.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Here's a direct link for additional information on Wisconsin State eBike Legislation


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