How does Michigan define what an electric bike is?

The state of Michigan (MI) does not legally define electric bicycles. Electric bicycles should be operated under the same laws outlined for bicycles which are defined as a device propelled by human power, having 2 or 3 wheels over 14″ in diameter according to the Michigan Vehicle Code.

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

The state of Michigan does not require license or registration for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Michigan?

Any person under 21 years must wear a helmet.

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

Electric bikes may ride on any approved roadways and paths that are available for bicycles. Electric bikes may not ride on state highways or interstates.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


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