Where to Ride Your E-Bike
Ride NYC on an Electric Bike
Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes and pedal-assist bikes, feature lightweight rechargeable batteries that provide you with a boost while you’re cycling. At Bicycles NYC, we have a variety of different electric bikes to meet your needs - whether you’re a daily commuter, a mountain bike enthusiast, or a casual cruiser. Learn more about our e-bike selection, and keep scrolling to learn more about how e-bikes are classified (and why these classifications matter to you) and where to ride in Manhattan and beyond.
Class 1 E-Bikes
Class 1 models are pedal-assist electric bikes that go up to 20 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). The pedal-assist on these bikes uses sensors to read your pedal cadence and/or how much force you are applying to the pedals. These models are great for bike paths, many public trails, and street riding.
Class 2 E-Bikes
Class 2 models are throttle-assisted electric bikes, similar to a scooter or motorcycle, that go up to 20 mph. Even though they don't go as fast as Class 3 e-bikes, they may be classified as motorized vehicles in some places due to their electric throttle. Because of changing laws and potential restrictions, we do not carry Class 2 e-bikes at this time.
Class 3 E-Bikes
Class 3 models are pedal-assist electric bikes that go up to 28 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). While these e-bikes do not require a driver’s license or license plate, they are fast! They’re the perfect vehicle for commuting or taking care of errands around town. We recommend sticking to paved roads on Class 3s.