B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County


Human-only powered bicycles have grown in popularity and have evolved through a variety of configurations since the mid-1800s.  The e-bike is a relatively new variation that is a rapidly growing segment of the bicycling community.  E-bikes provide an electro-mechanical assistance to the human power on a bicycle.  BIKES Club allows e-bikes as follows:

  • E-bikes that meet what Washington state defines as Class 1 are covered by our insurance on BIKES Club rides and events. Class 1 e-bikes provide less than 750 watts of battery electric powered assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 mph.
  • Washington state also defines Class 2 and Class 3 e-bikes, which are not allowed on BIKES Club rides or events. 
  • Throttle controlled e-bikes are not allowed on any BIKES Club rides or events.
  • E-bike riders are responsible to know where their e-bike may be legally ridden which may conflict with the planned route.

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