How does Rhode Island define what an electric bike is?

The state of Rhode Island (RI) does not legally define electric bicycles.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Rhode Island?

The state of Rhode Island does not require license or registration.

What are the laws around helmets in Rhode Island?

Helmets are not required for bicycle riders.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Rhode Island?

Electric bicycles are not legally defined by the state of Rhode Island. Electric Bikes can be ridden where traditional bikes are allowed.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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


Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles