U.S. Regulations on E-bikes

U.S. Regulations on E-bikes



U.S. Regulations on E-bikes
 
Do you know the noticeable changes in regulations on e-bikes in the US? In this post, Id like to share with you the new rules for e-bikes. Hope that this can help you learn more about e-bikes and pick up your own one early.

Last year the Department of the Interior announced the new rules for e-bikes use on public lands. The rules define e-bikes no longer as motor vehicles. With these rules applied, riders can use their e-bike on non-motorized trails, which means you can go for a ride on your e-bike to explore various places— grassland, mountain, beach, snow, and so on. And our all-terrain magicycle bike is definitely a great companion to go with you to those spots, easy and fast. In addition, now e-bikes riders have basically the same rights and duties as the traditional bike riders.

However, it’s also noted that e-bikes still do not completely equal to traditional bikes. According to the new rules, e-bikes are classified into 3 classes and the local land managers can have differentiated managements toward the different classes of e-bikes. To sum up,
these new regulations clarify the authority of the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation to create more recreational opportunities with e-bikes.

If you want to know further details about the classification of e-bikes, here it is:
Class 1: pedal assist only and a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph.
Class2: throttle assists only and maximum motor-powered speed 20 mph.
Class 3: pedal-assist only; maximum assisted speed 28 mph
(P.S. E-bikes of classes 1 & 2 are normally regulated as traditional bikes.)