How does Missouri define what an electric bike is?

The state of Missouri (MO) defines electric bikes as any two or three wheeled device that has an automatic transmission and a motor of less than 750W and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than 30mph on level ground.

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

The state of Missouri does not require any license or registration. Insurance is not required, however the state of Missouri defines an electric bike as a motor vehicle for insurance purposes.

What are the laws around helmets in Missouri?

Helmets are required for all electric bike riders.

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

Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways where the posted speed limit is less than the traveling speed of the device. Riders must remain as far right as practical, except when making a left hand turn.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Missouri Bike Federation