Governor Evers signs E-bike legislation!

Bike Fed Board and Executive Director on hand to celebrate!

On November 20th Governor Evers signed into law Act 34 making E-bikes legal! This is a culmination of bi-partisan support and advocacy by your Wisconsin Bike Fed Board of Directors, staff, and industry partners to increase accessibility and options to more people on bikes. If you wish to support more initiatives that expand access to the joy of biking please consider making a donation today!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2019
Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443
 
Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 132 Relating to the Regulation of E-Bikes
 
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Assembly Bill 132, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 34, a bipartisan bill that creates a definition for electric bicycles and provides a regulatory framework for rider safety. 

“Electric bicycles are not only a fun alternative to regular bicycles, but they offer a more sustainable and accessible transportation option for Wisconsinites,” said Gov. Evers. “Whether its visitors sight-seeing in a Wisconsin community, folks choosing an environmentally friendly commute to work, or a transportation alternative for our seniors and people with disabilities, this is a great transit option for our local communities. I am happy to sign this bipartisan bill that ensures Wisconsinites can enjoy the ride safely.

Assembly Bill 132, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 34:

  • Creates three categories of electric bicycles based on the type of motor and assistance it provides to the rider;
  • Specifies that riders under the age of 16 cannot ride a Class C electric bicycle that allows the motor to assist riders up to 28 miles per hour;
  • Requires manufacturers to permanently affix a label that provides the classification of the bicycle’s motor; and
  • Ensures that electric bicycles are regulated and treated in the same manner as human-powered bicycles, except that local municipalities or the Department of Natural Resources may prohibit the use of electric bicycles on a bike path under its jurisdiction.  
 
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