Why are electric bikes not allowed?

North Point Trail @ Virginia Key is a non-motorized trail.

E-bikes are motorised vehicles and, as such, are not allowed on non-motorized trail.

The only Exception to this rule is if you have special needs and require an adaptive bicycle.

MTB trails @ Virginia Key are not designed for speed above 18mph.

There are many classes of E-bikes and these bikes are computer operated which means they can and will be hacked to go faster. 

Classes of Electric Bikes:

Class 1: Pedal Assist

Class 2: Throttle On Demand

Class 3: Speed Pedelec

Class 4: Moped or Motorcycle

 

Many Electric Bike owners are fed up with the power cutting off when they reach the 15 mph (25 km/h) or 20 mph speed limit. Here you can find extensively tested Tuning Tools  that take away the speed cut off restriction and allow you to reach much higher speeds on all major brand of drives.

https://www.ebiketuning.com/

https://www.derestricted-ebike.com/

https://www.badassebikes.com/

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=e+bike+tuning&ul_noapp=true

 

Why not swap out the motor for a more powerful one?

BOSCH EBike Performance Motor 28 MPH $959.00 – https://www.motostrano.com/BOSCH-EBike-Performance-Motor-28-MPH-p/1.212.007.31.htm

 

Who is going to police what is not allowed?

Yeah not going to happen.

 

 

So if you think cost of  E-Bike will make it out of reach for most consumers you’re wrong, here you can find inexpensive mid drive motors that fit standard bottom brackets. 1000Watt @ 40mph!!!

https://electricbikereview.com/category/e-rad/

 

Here you can see the progression of watts and torque over years. – https://electricbikereview.com/…/ebike-mid-drive-motor-com…/

 

Just imagine this guy riding up behind you and your family. Not Safe.

 

Florida Bicycle Law

  1. 316.003 – Definitions

(2) 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. No person under the age of 16 may operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.

This is what the bike industry thinks of our local laws.

 

List of E-Bikes that go faster than 20 MPH out of the box, you can purchase today.

40MPH out of the box – https://flx.bike/

28 mph Bosch motor will be ripping up trails like a dream – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Grace-MX-II-Trail-Bosch-Electric-Mountain-Bike-26-inch-wheels-20-inch-frame/895107699

Bosch Performance 45 km/h Generation II motor – 4 settings- 28 mph Bosch motor- https://www.bikemania.biz/grace-mx-ii-trail-bosch-electric-speed-mtb-28-mph.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o1&scid=scplpCFC-MXIITrail&sc_intid=CFC-MXIITrail