Tennessee State Electric Bike Laws

Tennessee State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Tennessee (TN) defines electric bikes as a 'motorized bicycle.' Motorized bicycles has two or three wheels, a motor with a maximum output of 750W and an automatic transmission. The motorized bicycle must be designed to have a maximum speed of 30mph on level ground.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of Tennessee does not require license or registration. Riders must be at least 16 years of age to ride without restriction. Riders 14-16 years old may apply for a restricted license to be able to operate a motorized bicycle during daylight hours and within 7 miles from home.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for all riders.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles are permitted on all road ways and on bicycle recreational paths. Electric bikes are prohibited from riding on sidewalks.

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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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