Oregon State Electric Bike Laws

Oregon State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Oregon (OR) defines electric bikes as a bicycle that has two or three fully functional pedals equipped with a motor that does not exceed 1000W and is designed with a maximum speed of 20mph.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of Oregon does not require license or registration.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for all riders.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles are considered a bicycle by the Oregon Vehicle code and can ride on any roadway, lane or path that is approved for bicycles.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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