E-bike laws and regulation in Minnesota, 2014

  • Date Enacted: Jan 1, 2014

Summary

Laws and regulations relevant to e-bikes in Minnesota, see the summary table below:

Is it essentially classified and treated as a bicycle?

 Yes

Is a driver’s license required to operate an e-bike?

 No 

Is the e-bike required to be registered with the state?

 No 

What is the minimum age of operation of an e-bike?

 15 

What is the maximum power output permitted?

 1000 W 

What is the maximum speed of operation permitted?

 20 

Are fully functional pedals required for operation?

 Yes 

Is the state definition in line with the federal definition?

 No 

Is a helmet required for operating an e-bike?

 No 

Are e-bikes permitted on shared-use paths and trails?

 Yes 

Are e-bikes permitted on sidewalks?

 Yes 

Citation: Minn. Stat. § 169.011 (27); § 168A.03; § 160.263

Citation: Minn. Stat. § 169.011 (27); § 168A.03; § 160.263
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