Maine State Electric Bike Laws

Maine State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Maine (ME) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with fully operational pedals, a motor of not more than 750W and a maximum speed of 20mph on flat surfaces. Electric bikes must be equipped with a white front light and red taillight that can be seen at least 500 feet in each direction.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of Maine does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.

Helmet Law:

Any person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

Where to Ride:

Electric bikes may ride on any paths where traditional bicycles are allowed. Riding on the sidewalk is prohibited. When riding on the roadways, riders must stay as far right as is practical and adhere to all road rules.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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: Maine State Legislature Wondering where to go next?