Texas E-bike Laws Summary Dec 2023
E-bikes are growing in popularity in Texas. E-bikes are a fun and convenient way to travel, but they also come with legal responsibilities and limitations that you should be aware of. This document will give you an overview of the laws and regulations for e-bikes in Texas and some best practices for e-biking.
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Texas E-Bike Rules and Regulations Summary
The handout outlines the following guidelines for e-bike riders in Texas:
-E-bikes are considered bicycles and are subject to all the same laws as regular bicycles.
-E-bikes are allowed on all roadways, bike lanes, and trails unless otherwise posted.
-E-bikes are limited to a motor assist of 20 mph.
-E-bike riders must be at least 16 years old and must wear a helmet.
-E-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks.
Texas E-Bike Trail Specifics
The law states that electric bikes are allowed on all trails unless they are posted explicitly as off-limits to bikes.
If you are looking for more information, guidance, or community for e-biking in Texas, many resources and organizations can help you. For example, you can check out BikeTexas1, a nonprofit that advocates for bicycle access, safety, and education in the state.
You can also join a local bike club or group that organizes rides and events for e-bikers of different levels and interests – Bike League.org has many options for Texans. Many cities have programs that allow you to rent bikes – my wife and I explored Austin last time we were there.
Before you go, check out our maintenance checklist.
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