How does Idaho define what an electric bike is?

The state of Idaho (ID) defines electric bikes as a vehicle equipped with two or three wheels, foot pedals to permit muscular propulsion by human power, a motor not to exceed 500w and designed to not exceed 30mph on level surfaces.

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

The state of Idaho does not have licensing and registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Idaho?

Helmets are required for bike riders under 18 years old.

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

Electric bikes are allowed on all roadways as far right as practicable except when making a left turn. Electric bikes are allowed on bike paths and trails.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Electric bikes are prohibited on sidewalks.


State of Idaho Legislature