Let's Talk Safety

Welcome to the Aventon Safety Lab! Here, we share relevant electric bike safety information including general safety considerations, bike maintenance, and proper handling of components. We want to ensure you have all the information you need to keep you safe on and off the road.

Beyond the electric bikes themselves, we also share safety information about bike components, as well as bike maintenance, road etiquette and laws surrounding ebikes. We’re committed to our efforts in protecting the most important component when it comes to biking: You.

TUV Rheinland Certified

TUV Certified in accordance with UL 2849

Meeting the TUV Rheinland Standard, in accordance with UL 2849, assures consumers that Aventon Electric Bikes have been certified to meet critical electrical and fire safety standards. For more information on TUV certification, please visit out article Taking Care of Your Ebike Battery: The Ultimate Guide, or access Aventon’s public TUV Certification listings here.

Ebike Laws For Your Protection

Laws surrounding ebikes differ from state to state. While most states recognize the three classifications of ebikes and have created legislation surrounding this understanding, there are other states that classify them in their own way. To learn how ebike laws apply to you, contact your local authorities or legislation to make sure you’re educated on where and when you can ride, so that you can ride safely. 

Federal law on ebikes focuses more on where you can ride in National Parks, Bureau of Land Management, and National Forests. The general rule of thumb is, wherever motorized vehicles are prohibited, so are electric bicycles.

For more insight, check out our article ‘Understanding Electric Bicycle Laws By State: The Ultimate Guide' to get a better understanding of Federal and state laws, or visit People For Bikes for the latest news.

Ebike Safety Videos

Here are our latest ebike safety videos

In this episode, we’ll be discussing everything you need to know about road safety. Join us as we include topics such as speed limits, how to communicate on the road, and riding your ebike at night.
In this episode, we will cover everything you need to know to keep your ebike running smoothly year-round. From pre-ride checklists to post-ride cleaning, our expert team will guide you through the essential maintenance tasks that every rider should know. Whether you're a seasoned ebike enthusiast or a new rider, this video is packed with valuable tips to help you get the most out of your ride and keep your bike in top condition.
In this episode, we’ll be discussing one of the most important topics in ebike safety: fire safety. We’ll cover battery best practices, safety certifications, and how to properly dispose of a damaged battery.
In this episode, we’ll be discussing ebike weather safety, and how to ride safely in hazardous weather conditions. Whether you’re riding in rain, snow, or sunshine we want you to be prepared as a rider, and you've taken the necessary precautions.
In this episode, our safety team will discuss general safety regarding biking equipment such as your bike’s brakes, lights, and much more!

Safety FAQ

There are generally three classes of electric bikes or ebikes, which are classified based on the level of assistance provided by the electric motor:

Class 1 ebikes: These bikes are equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and can only reach a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

Class 2 ebikes: These bikes are equipped with a motor that can provide assistance up to a speed of 20 mph (32 km/h), even when the rider is not pedaling. Class 2 ebikes also have a throttle that can be used to activate the motor that will max out at 20 mph!

Class 3 ebikes: These bikes are equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, but the motor can assist up to a speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). Class 3 ebikes can come with a throttle. It’s important to note that most Class 3 ebikes do not come with a throttle. The 28 mph top speed is on pedal assist only. If an ebike is equipped with a throttle, it would max out at 20 mph.

In addition to the speed and motor specifications, there may be additional regulations or restrictions on ebikes depending on the region or country where they are being used. It's important to familiarize yourself with the specific laws and regulations in your area to ensure that you are using your ebike safely and legally.
The legal top speed of an ebike can vary depending on the country, state or province, and even the local municipality where you are located. In the United States, for example, federal law sets the maximum assisted speed for ebikes at 20 mph (32 km/h) for Class 1 and Class 2 ebikes.

However, there may be differences in regulations and restrictions depending on the class of ebike you are riding. Class 1 and Class 2 ebikes are generally allowed on bike paths and multi-use trails where other bicycles are allowed. Class 3 ebikes may be subject to additional regulations, such as requiring a helmet or having a speed limiter.

It's important to check the specific regulations in your area to ensure that you are compliant with local laws. This can help ensure your safety and avoid any legal issues. Additionally, it's a good idea to prioritize safety and ride responsibly, even if your ebike is capable of higher speeds.
Contact a local bike shop or local disposable drop-off locations.
Yes. However, ebike batteries should not be left unattended and overcharged.
While riding on the street use a light with at least 250 lumens. Use a higher lumen when riding on trails or in zero to low lighting areas.
In most regions or countries, wearing a helmet while riding an ebike is required by law. However, the specific regulations and requirements can vary depending on where you are located.

It's important to check the local laws and regulations in your area to ensure that you are compliant. Even if it's not required by law, it's always a good idea to wear a helmet when riding an ebike to protect yourself in case of an accident or fall.

Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of head injury in the event of an accident. It's also a good idea to wear other safety gear, such as gloves, knee and elbow pads, and reflective clothing, especially when riding in low-light conditions or on busy roads. Overall, it's important to prioritize safety when riding an ebike, just like any other form of transportation.
Ebike batteries completely charge from 4 - 6 hours.
Yes, as an ebike rider, you are generally required to follow the same traffic laws and regulations as other vehicles on the road. This includes obeying traffic signals, yielding to pedestrians, and using designated bike lanes or paths where available.

In most regions or countries, ebikes are classified as bicycles rather than motor vehicles, which means that they have the same rights and responsibilities as other bicycles on the road. However, the specific regulations and requirements can vary depending on where you are located.

It's important to familiarize yourself with the local traffic laws and regulations in your area and abide by them when riding your ebike. Following traffic laws can help keep you safe and reduce the risk of accidents or collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians on the road.
Yes. Ebike batteries that have been tested to the UL standard are safe for use. Follow manufacturer suggested instructions on handling and disposing of ebike batteries.

Aventon's Safety Blogs

Stay ahead of the game and enhance your knowledge about ebike safety by reading our informative safety blogs! We want you to be fully educated so that you can enjoy your ebike rides to the fullest.