🇺🇸Nebraska State Electric Bike Laws
It is Summer now. Start your cycling journey. Before your ride, please read this post about Nebraska State Electric Bike Laws before your ride.
The state of Nebraska (NE) is a bicycle that is propelled by pedaling or by an electric motor no larger than 750W, having up to one brake horsepower and a maximum speed of 20mph.
Electric bicycles are included in the Department of Public Safety’s educational programs concerning bicycle safety. However, the state of Nebraska doesn’t require licensing or registration for ebikes.
The motor of an electric bike can’t be larger than 750w, with a maximum speed of 20 mph.
The state of Nebraska doesn’t have age restrictions for riding electric bikes.
The state of Nebraska doesn’t have specific regulations around the use of helmets while riding an electric bike.
Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways, in bicycle lanes and on bicycle paths.
Every bicycle or electric bicycle when in use at night must be equipped with:
- A lamp on the front which emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front:
- A red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the Department which must be visible from 50 feet to 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle; and
- Reflective material of a sufficient size and reflectivity to be visible from both sides of the bicycle for 600 feet when directly in front of the lawful lower beams of the headlamps of a motor vehicle, or a lighted lamp visible from both sides from a distance of at least 500 feet.
Additionally, no person operating a bicycle or an electric bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars.
Finally, an electric bike can’t carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.