Let's Talk Safety
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 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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.