How does Florida define what an electric bike is?

The state of Florida (FL) classifies electric bikes as “Electric Helper-Motor Bicycles.” Electric bikes must be a combination of human power and electric helper-motor and must not exceed 20mph.

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

Electric bikes do not need to be licensed or registered. Operators of electric bikes must be at least 16 years old.

What are the laws around helmets in Florida?

Florida state law requires persons under the age of 16 to wear a helmet.

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

Electric bikes are allowed on roadways in the right lane, bike paths and trails and on sidewalks where pedestrians are present.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles