eBikes on Beaches

Question

Robert asked: Are there any provisions in the law about motorized/electric bikes riding on the beach. With these newer fat tire electric bikes that can do 28mph this could be a problem.

Answer

Please see this post.

http://flbikelaw.org/2013/05/bikes-on-beaches/

The vehicle may not even be a bicycle. It might be a motor vehicle. That would be determined by the statutory definition.

s. 316.003Definitions

(3) Bicycle – Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position or a scooter or similar device. A person under the age of 16 may not operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.

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One comment on “eBikes on Beaches
  1. john d kurzman says:

    Have you ever tried to ride anything on the beach? Even if something could go 28 on the roads, they wouldn’t go near that on the beach. Even with 4 inch tires, and motor, you have to get off and walk some sections where sand is particularly loose.

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