Illinios State Electric Bike Laws

Illinois State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Illinois requires electric bikes to not exceed 20 MPH.

Licensing and Registration:

Illinois law does not require licensing or registration of electric bikes.

Helmet Law:

Illinois does not have any helmet laws.

Where to Ride:

Electric bikes are prohibited from sidewalks. Electric bikes may use marked bike paths and lanes. Electric bikes may use the right lane in roadways.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Source: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Wondering where to go next?