New York State Electric Bike Laws

New York State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of New York (NY) defines an electric bike as a bike with a small motor attached.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of New York does not allow registration of electric bikes.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for all riders on any motorized device or vehicle.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles may not be ridden on any street, highway, parking lot, sidewalk or other in New York State that allows public motor 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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 York Department of Motor Vehicles Wondering where to go next?