Maryland State Electric Bike Laws

Maryland State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Maryland (MD) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with fully operational pedals, a motor of not more than 500W and a maximum speed of 20mph on flat surfaces. Electric bike motors must be design to disengage at 20mph.

Licensing and Registration:

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

Helmet Law:

Any person operating and motorized devices, including electric bikes, must be wearing a helmet.

Where to Ride:

Electric bikes may ride on roadways where allowed by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Electric bike riders must yield to pedestrians and roadway traffic.

Disclaimer:

Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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: Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transportation Code Wondering where to go next?