🇺🇸Ebike Laws Arizona: A Complete Guide
Brief summary of the e-bike laws in Arizona:
- 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.
An electric bike in Arizona (AZ) is defined as bicycle or a tricycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750w, that operates at speeds lower that 20 miles per hour. Per Arizona state statues, electric bicycles must meet the same guidelines as traditional bikes.
Electric bikes are not required to be licensed or registered, however all bike operators must carry identification with them. Electric bikes exceeding 25 mph require a class M license.
Any motored cycle equipped with an electric motor over 750 watts is no longer considered an ebike.
There are no age restrictions specified in the Arizona State Electric Bike Laws.
Arizona does not have any helmet laws.
By Arizona state law, electric bikes are authorized to ride in any bike lanes and on bike paths. Electric bikes that operated at speeds of at least 20 mph but no more than 25 mph may be registered for legal use on roadways as a mophed.
- Your brakes need to be properly working if you are going to ride on the highway.
- You must wear shoes while riding an ebike.
- No one should ride an ebike at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise nor at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead at a speed greater than 35 miles per hour unless such motor-driven cycle is equipped with a head lamp or lamps which are adequate to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of 300 feet ahead.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.