🇺🇸Wisconsin State Electric Bike Laws

Wanna ride an ebike in Wisconsin. Read this post about Wisconsin State Electric Bike Laws before your journey.

The state of Wisconsin (WI) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with a motor attached. E-bikes are classified as “motor bicycles,” and are regulated like bicycles, so long as the bicycle’s motor has a maximum power output of 750w, has pedals that propel the bike with human power and the bike doesn’t exceed 20mph.

The state of Wisconsin requires registration of electric bikes and you must obtain a certificate of title. Riders must possess a valid driver’s license, operators license or instructional permit.

For an electric bike to be considered a moped and not a motorcycle, its electric motor can’t exceed 750w.

E-bike riders must be at least 16 years of age.

Helmets are not required for riders.

Electric bicycles are permitted on all roadways and roadway bike lanes. Electric bikes are allowed on bike paths and shared-use paths only when the motor is not in use (must be propelled by human power only). Electric bikes are not permitted on any sidewalks.

The Wisconsin Bureau of Parks and Recreation does not currently have a policy around electric bikes.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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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