Iowa State Electric Bike Laws
Iowa State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation
Definition of Electric Bike:
The state of Iowa defines an electric bike as any device that has a saddle and fully operational pedals and an electric motor of less than 750W. The maximum allowed speed on a flat, level surface when powered solely by the motor is 20mph.
Licensing and Registration:
Iowa law does not require licensing or registration of electric bikes.
Iowa does not have any helmet laws.
Where to Ride:
Electric bikes may use roadways, bike lanes and bike 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.
Iowa Department of Transportation
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