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Indiana DNR Codes on E-Bikes
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:59:12 PM »
Indiana DNR E-Bike Code

We asked the Indiana DNR what their policy was on e-bikes.  They referred us to the following code

[INDENT]312 IAC 8-1.5-22 "Vehicle" defined
Authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-11-2-1
Affected: IC 14
Sec. 22. "Vehicle" means:
(1) an automobile;
(2) a motorcycle;
(3) a truck;
(4) a trailer;
(5) a semitrailer;
(6) a tractor;
(7) a bus;
(8 ) a school bus;
(9) a recreational vehicle;
(10) a trailer or semitrailer used in the transportation of a boat; or
(11) a motorized bicycle.[/INDENT]

Key points.

They do not break down motorized bikes into any other categories or classes.

All motorized bikes (including pedal assist) are considered to be vehicles

[INDENT]312 IAC 8-2-8 Vehicles, trails, boats, and aircraft
Authority: IC 14-10-2-1; IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-11-2-1; IC 14-19-1-1
Affected: IC 14-19-1-0.5; IC 14-22-11-1
Sec. 8. (a) A person must not operate a vehicle:
(1) at a speed greater than:
(A) thirty (30) miles per hour on straight, open stretches of road; or
(B) fifteen (15) miles per hour on steep grades or curves or where posted; or
(2) except as provided in section 17 of this rule, other than on a public road.[/INDENT]

This limits vehicles to public roads expect per section 17 which allows vehicles on trails at the State's two Recreation Vehicle Recreation Areas.  Redbird and Interlake.
HMBA: Director of Trail Development / Secretary


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