How does Montana define what an electric bike is?

The state of Montana (MT) defines electric bicycles as a bicycle with two operational pedals with a motor attached that does not exceed more than 500W. The power source may not propel device, unassisted, at a speed exceeding 30mph on a level surface. The motor must not require clutching or shifting.

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

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

What are the laws around helmets in Montana?

Helmets are required for riders under 18 years of age.

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

Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways and bicycle paths, including state park paths.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Montana State Statues