How does West Virginia define what an electric bike is?

The state of West Virginia (WV) does not legally define electric bikes.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in West Virginia?

The state of West Virginia does not have licensing and registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in West Virginia?

Helmets are not required for riders bicycle riders.

What are the rules for riding on the road in West Virginia?

Electric bicycles should be treated as traditional bikes in West Virginia and are allowed on roadways as far right as practical except when making a left 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.


West Virginia Department of Transportation