West Virginia State Electric Bike Laws

West Virginia State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of West Virginia (WV) does not legally define electric bikes.

Licensing and Registration:

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

Helmet Law:

Helmets are not required for riders bicycle riders.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles should be treated as traditional bikes in West Virginia and are allowed on roadways as far right as practical except when making a left turn.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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