How does Kentucky define what an electric bike is?

The state of Kentucky (KY) defines electric bikes as “mopeds.” An electric bike may or may not have have pedals, may not exceed 50 cc and does not require clutching by the operator and may not exceed 30mph.

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

The state of Kentucky does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Kentucky?

Any person under the age of 21 must wear a helmet.

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

Electric bikes must be operated on the roadways where the posted speed limit is less than the maximum output of the motorized device.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Kentucky State Legislature
Kentucky Bicycle Club