The new Illinois ebike law will define a statewide mandate for clearly labeling the classification of all pedal assist bicycles operated in the state of Illinois that are purchased after January 1 2018.
If you are a Illinois ebike commuter or trail rider, the law asks to define the class of your electric bicycle for road and trail enforcement.
This law contains language that is now becoming common across the nation as interest and ridership of electric pedal assist bicycles grows.
The full language of the law can be found at
The summarized amendment to Section 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code state that ebikes that are operated on Illinois roads and trails will need to show a label stating motor wattage, assist classification, and top assist speed. The label will need to be in Arial 9pt type affixed to the frame in visible location.
It should be noted that ebike access (under 750w) has been specifically granted to be classified as a bicycle.“A person may operate a low-speed electric bicycle upon any highway, street, or roadway authorized for use by bicycles, including, but not limited to, bicycle lanes.”
The new law, however, leaves the door open for municipalities throughout the state to restrict their use in some places where traditional bicycles are allowed. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Cheers and happy riding!
At the end of the year, things get busy. Working, building, trying to order parts that no one has on hand, sending stuff to paint, working at some attempt to streamline the manufacturing process…delivering bikes, wondering where those parts are, and finally getting the frames back from paint with nothing to put on em.
So as we get ready to release our new 27.5×3″ dual-suspension eMTB, the A-Trail, we will sit and wait until suspension and batteries get delivered. We are excited to ride this new machine and it will look and feel great.
Better Design, Better Parts, Better Service. Ride Volton – The Better eBike™
Volton Bicycle has built the better eBike since 2011. Volton models are designed from the ground up to be the most exhilarating electric bicycle on the road or trail. Our low-profile frame designs are purpose built with parts rated for our top-rated performance and to give riders confidence and the capability to ride wherever they point their Volton.
The Volton Advantage – Performance and Design at Affordable Prices
We design Volton bikes to confidently handle the demands of high powered eBiking. Every part of a Volton Bicycle model is selected for performance and design.
Feel confident while you ride a Volton built with quality, performance parts from Maxxis, Shimano, Avid and Panasonic.
Industry’s best wheel builds. Your bike is only as good as your wheels, and we spare no expense in our trail rated wheel sets – build with quality sealed hubs, rims and tires.
48 volt and up to 16 amp hour batteries from Panasonic. The power and size to get you to the top and back with confidence.
Up to 1000w of motor power. Throttle activated and smooth torque sensing mid-drives, Volton bikes have.
With over 15 years building bicycles, and over 5 years manufacturing electric bikes, we stand behind Volton and the benefits of bicycling and ebiking.
We handle all sales and process final assembly and quality control from our Chicago headquarters. Have a question about a bicycle? Call or send an email and expect to hear from us. Need a part? Let us know and it’ll be there in a day or two.
Whether you deal with Volton directly or one of our authorized dealers, know you have a dedicated source for information on Volton Bicycles.
“Good Looks, Great Performance, Greatest Value”
It has been our motto since 2011, when we first decided that we wanted to improve the ebiking experience. We continue to build Volton Bicycle models with better parts, on better designs, at better prices than the competition. And we are grateful for all our past and future riders for choosing Volton Bicycles to experience The Better eBike.
Ride on, Ride Volton.