🇺🇸Ebike Laws Alaska: A Complete Guide
Summary of the ebike laws in Alaska
- E-bikes are defined as bicycles with a motor that provides assistance up to 20 mph.
- E-bikes are subject to the same laws as bicycles, except for the following:
- E-bikes do not require registration or insurance.
- E-bikes can be ridden on any road or path where bicycles are allowed.
- E-bikes can be ridden on sidewalks in some cities and towns.
- E-bikes cannot be ridden on interstate highways.
- E-bike riders must be at least 14 years old.
- E-bikes must have a headlight and taillight that are visible from 500 feet in front and behind.
- E-bikes must have a bell or horn.
- E-bike riders must wear a helmet if they are under the age of 16.
- E-bike riders must obey all traffic laws.
The state of Alaska (AK) defined electric bikes as any vehicle with two or three wheels and a saddle that has a motor less than 750w and fully operational pedals.
The state of Alaska requires electric bike riders to obtain at least a level M2 permit to ride. Riders must be at least 14 years old and have a parent or guardian’s permission to obtain the M2 permit. Any rider over the age of 16 can ride an electric bike with an M1 or M3 license as long as the rider has had an instruction permit for 6 months prior to being licensed.
There are no restrictions on motor power or throttle in Alaska.
If you are 14 or 15 years old, Alaska requires a special permit and you need parental consent to apply for it. This permit will allow you to ride a motor-driven cycle with an engine displacement of less than 50cc.
Electric bikes may ride on roadways, paths and sidewalks unless it is specifically posted to exclude bicycles.
You can’t overtake and pass another vehicle in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. You can’t drive between adjacent lanes or lines of traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
Alaska requires that bicyclists ride as far to the right as practicable. Electric bikes may not use sidewalks or bike paths.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable. TOMEBIKE 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.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.