eBikes on Beaches


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.


Please see this post.


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.

1 Comment on “eBikes on Beaches

  1. 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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