What is an electric assisted bicycle?
An electric assisted bicycle (also called an e-assist bike or an electric bike) has the same legal status as an unassisted bicycle in Oregon. However, that status comes with certain requirements. The electric assisted bicycle has to be equipped with a seat or saddle, not have more than three wheels, and be able to be pedaled. Furthermore, an electric assisted bicycle has to be equipped with an electric motor that is limited to 1000 watts and is incapable of propelling the e
Can an electric assist bicycle operate on the sidewalk in Oregon?
One of the most surprising laws in Oregon is that e-assist bicycles are banned, statewide, from being operated on the sidewalk. E-assist bicycles, called electric assisted bicycles in the legal code, are considered bicycles under the law so long as they are limited to the specific qualifications found in ORS 801.258 (otherwise it may be considered a moped or even a motorcycle). However, the portion of ORS 814.405 that grants electric bicycles the same legal status as bicycle