Virginia State Electric Bike Laws

Virginia State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Virginia (VA) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with a helper motor of no more than 750w and designed to travel no faster than 25mph on level ground. Riders must be at least 14 years of age

Licensing and Registration:

The state of Virginia does not have licensing and registration requirements for electric bikes.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for bike riders under 16 years old.

Where to Ride:

Electric bikes are allowed on all roadways with a posted speed limit of less than 25mph and on bike paths when yielding to 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Electric bikes are prohibited on sidewalks. Source: Virginia Department of Transportation Virginia State Legislature Wondering where to go next?