🇺🇸Ebike Laws Hawaii: A Complete Guide


Summary of the e-bike laws in Hawaii:

  • E-bikes are defined as bicycles with a motor that provides assistance up to 20 mph.
  • E-bikes are allowed on roads, bike lanes, and multi-use paths.
  • E-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks unless they are specifically designated for e-bikes.
  • E-bikes are not allowed on limited access highways.
  • Riders of e-bikes must be at least 15 years old.
  • Riders of e-bikes under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
  • E-bikes must have a bell or other audible device.
  • E-bikes must have a headlight and taillight that are visible from at least 500 feet.
  • E-bikes must have brakes that can stop the bike within 25 feet.
  • E-bikes must be registered with the state.
  • E-bikes must be insured.
It is important to note that local governments may have their own e-bike laws, so it is always best to check with the local municipality before riding an e-bike. Here are some additional things to keep in mind when riding an e-bike in Hawaii:
  • Obey all traffic laws, including the speed limit.
  • Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to stop suddenly.


The state of Hawaii (HI) does not legally define electric bikes.

The state of Hawaii does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.

The state of Hawaii does not have any restrictions on motor power or throttle for electric bikes.

No person less than fifteen years of age shall drive a moped on a highway, street, roadway, or any other public property in the State.

Any person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

Electric bikes are not defined in Hawaii state law, however, bicycles are allowed on all roadways and state 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Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.



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