eBike Safety

eBikes: Safety, Guidelines and Resources

Ladera Ranch has seen a huge impact in increase in cycling and the impact of eBikes are becoming more common. As the popularity of eBikes will continue to grow, LARMAC, LARCS and the Civic Council are partnering together to gathering helpful information from local agencies, industry groups and cycling experts to provide information.  Please take the time to review the information on the linked page to educate yourself, your children and community on the types of bikes, safety while operating a bike, and courtesy while using our local trails, sidewalks, parks and shared use spaces.

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  • Class1
    • Pedal powered with electric motor assist available, the motor stops when the rider coasts, limited to 20mph. Essentially a bicycle, ride it on roads, Class 2 Bike Lanes, Class 4 Bikeways, and Class 1 Multi-use Paths where local agencies permit. Helmet required under 16 years of age.
  • Class 2
    • Pedal powered with electric motor assist available, the throttle will keep the motor pushing when the rider coasts, limited to 20mph.
    • Essentially a bicycle, ride it on roads, Class 2 Bike Lanes, Class 4 Bikeways, and Class 1 Multi-use Paths where local agencies permit.
    • Helmet required under 16 years of age.
  • Class 3
    • Pedal powered with electric motor assist available, NO throttle, the motor stops when the rider coasts, limited to 28mph.
    • Minimum age 16, helmet required for all riders, ride it on roads, Class 2 Bike Lanes, Class 4 Bikeways, but NOT permitted on Class 1 Multi-use Paths