Ebike usage: rules and regulations

In most of the US, electric bikes are considered bicycles and can be used in the same way as a pedal-only bicycle.

Riders should be aware of ebike rules and regulations in their area before riding. Click on a heading below to learn more about ebike regulations.

Local Regulations

As an E-bike rider, it is essential to know the specific laws guiding the use of electric bicycles within the area or jurisdiction in which you ride. 

  1. Ebike peak power limit
  2. Top speed
  3. Throttle usage
  4. Minimum age requirements
  5. Helmet requirements
  6. Roads and trails ebikes are permitted on

Check out our The Latest Regulations for Electric Bikes in Popular U.S. States blog post on The Scenic Route for more information.

Ebike Classifications

In the US, ebikes typically fall into one of three classes: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. 

Class 1 E-Bikes:
●Pedal assistance only
●Motor assistance cuts off at 20 mph
●No throttle

Class 2 E-Bikes:
●Throttle for added speed
●Pedal assistance also available
●Motor assistance cuts off at 20 mph

Class 3 E-Bikes:
●Pedal assistance available
●No throttle
●Motor assistance cuts off at 28 mph

NAKTO is a reputable brand that offers a wide range of high-quality electric bicycles, catering to the diverse needs of e-bike riders. Their e-bikes encompass all major classes, from Class 1 to Class 3, providing customers with a range of options to choose from. With a focus on reliability and durability, NAKTO electric bicycles are designed to provide a smooth and enjoyable riding experience.

Designed for commuting and road use-Read more about bike classes HERE.


The information provided on his site does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Riders must ride safely and respect the laws governing electric bike use where they ride. Always know the rules of the road, operate the bike within local and all applicable laws, and ride responsibly and with respect for other people, cyclists, vehicles, etc.