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E-Bike Safety and Training Programs

The safety and training resources below are provided for your consideration. After this post was published on 9/13/23, a third program became available and has been added here: “E-Bike Safety Basics.” Also now available is a 12/8/23 post from the California Bicycle Coalition that compares the three programs; see “New E-Bike Training Resources Come Online”

(1) “E-Bike Smart,” an electric bicycle rider safety education program created by People For Bikes, the League of American Bicyclists, and Bicycle Colorado, launched to the public on August 30, 2023.

Related press release from the League of American Bicyclists:

(2) “Electric Bicycle Safety and Training,” an online course from California Highway Patrol, launched to the public on August 31, 2023.

Related press release from CHP:–FOR-ELECTRIC-BICYCLES.aspx

Background on CHP’s program: Assembly Bill 1946 [Boerner Horvath] required the California Highway Patrol to develop statewide safety standards and training programs for users of e-bikes, on or before Sept 1, 2023:

(3) “E-Bike Safety Basics,” from Pedal Ahead. The <12-minute video was published on Youtube October 31, 2023.

The California E-Bike Incentive Project is a partnership between California Air Resources Board and Pedal Ahead. .

More about e-bikes

This post was published on 13 September 2023. One or more changes last made to this post on 22 April 2024.

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