How does Arkansas define what an electric bike is?

The state of Arkansas (AR) defines electric bikes as “motorized bicycles.” Motorized bicycles have an automatic transmission and a motor that does not displace in excess of 50cc. Motorized bicycles may only carry one rider at a time. on a permanently attached saddle. Every bicycle must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet and a rear red light visible from a distance of 500 feet.

What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Arkansas?

"Motorized bicycle" means every bicycle with an automatic transmission
and a motor which does not displace in excess of fifty cubic centimeters (50 cc)

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

Arkansas law requires that riders with motorized bicycles obtain a ‘Motorized Bicycle Permit’ from the Department of Arkansas State Police. If the permit is obtained, there is no need for registration of the motorized bicycle.

What are the laws around helmets in Arkansas?

Arkansas does not have any helmet laws.

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

Motorized bicycles are not permitted to be ridden on any state highway or on any city sidewalks. Bike riders must ride on streets as far right as possible except in the instance of making a left turn. Bike riders must adhere to all road safety rules.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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