What are the laws for e-bikes on Florida trails?

Riding Trails in Florida

We bet you are itching to go exploring, in a cost-effective way!  Well, at Mount Dora Pedego, we understand your longing for adventure, new vistas, and healthy fun. The world is opening up, to an even greater extent, and the beautiful landscapes and interesting trails of Florida are beckoning.


Can I Take An Electric Bike On A Trail In Florida?

The simple answer is yes. You can ride an electric bike on almost all trails throughout Florida. But it’s essential to do your research, and evaluate your personal needs, before making a bike purchase or planning an itinerary. You will want to ensure that the type of e-bike you have or are considering, allows you to safely explore trails.


Class 1 E-bike

A Class 1 electric bike has pedal assistance but not a throttle. For the pedal assistance (PA) to work, you need to be pedaling. It allows you to go up to 20 mph, which is a great pace for trails.


Class 2 E-bike

A Class 2 electric bike only has a throttle but not pedal assistance. Similar to the Class 1 e-bike, you can only go 20 mph.  What differentiates Class 2 is that you don’t need to be pedaling to use the throttle.


Class 3 E-bike

The Class 3 electric bike also has pedal assistance, but it is faster! Instead of maxing out at 20 mph, you can go up to 28 mph on a Class 3 e-bike.


What Type Of E-Bike Is Allowed On Florida Trails?

According to the Florida State Parks website, you can ride an electric bike on trails. But each local government enforces specific laws for each area. So before going on a trail trip, ensure you do your local research.

The majority of areas in Florida allow you to ride a Class 1 electric bike. As noted above, the Class 1 e-bike uses pedal assistance and goes up to 20 mph on a flat trail. 

If you’re unsure if a specific trail allows e-bikes, check with the local government or even the local park’s website because the regulations will be stated online.


Local Trail Examples

There are so many breathtaking, scenic bike trails that are popular throughout Florida. They are places where people find solace, respite, gorgeous views, and just plain fun! Here are just some of them.


Shark Valley Trail

Don’t worry, there aren’t actually sharks on the Shark Valley Trail. It extends 15 miles and is ideal for everyone ranging from beginners to veteran riders.


The Lake Trail in Palm Bay

With a constant waterfront view, on the Lake Trail in Palm Bay, you enjoy ever-changing glistening seascapes when riding.


Nature Coast Trail

This well-maintained trail, connecting 5 quaint rural towns, in a 32-mile corridor, has everything you need.


Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail

This 14-mile trail is a great journey that stretches from Imeson Rd and all the way to Brandy Ranch Rd.


Withlacoochee State Trail

This beautiful trail offers riders 46 peaceful miles. It is a mixture of in-town riding and then complete submersion, surrounded by nature.


Pedego Electric Bike

If you want to buy a Pedego electric bike to experience the local trails, here are a few options.


City Commuter: Lite Edition





The City Commuter Lite Edition has all of these characteristics and MORE–making this a perfect option to explore the great state of Florida.


Comfort Cruiser

For the last 10 years, our comfort cruiser has been the GOAT (Greatest of All Time!) for Pedego e-bikes. It puts a smile on everyone’s face. We can’t wait for it to make you smile too!


Ask Your Local Pedego Dealer

We understand making the right e-bike decision can be confusing at times. Our helpful staff at Pedego Mt Dora has the necessary understanding and knowledge of local trails and the best e-bikes to help you enjoy them. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Call us at (352) 383-9900 or visit our store today.


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