New Jersey State Electric Bike Laws

New Jersey State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of New Jersey (NJ) defines an electric bike as a pedal bicycle with a helper motor that is less than 750W and can attain a speed of no more than 25mph on flat ground.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of New Jersey does require licensing or registration of electric bicycles.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for all riders.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways in New Jersey by state law. Electric bikes may be ridden on bicycle paths and sidewalks, but must yield to all pedestrian traffic.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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: New Jersey Bike and Pedestrian Wondering where to go next?