Electric biking in New York City is revolutionizing the way people explore and commute in the bustling metropolis. With a growing e-bike infrastructure and an array of scenic routes, there's never been a better time to hop on an e-bike and tour the city.

In this guide, we'll cover the best places to ride an e-bike, where to find e-bike rentals and shops, the top electric bike guided tours, and the local rules and regulations you need to know.

New York City Electric Bike Tours

Bike and Roll NYC: Choose from various e-bike tours, such as the Central Park & Hudson River Greenway tour or the Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO tour.

Get Up and Ride: This company offers a range of electric bike tours, including a Classic Manhattan Tour and a Brooklyn Waterfront Tour.

Best Places to Ride an E-Bike in NYC

Central Park

With its well-maintained paths and beautiful scenery, Central Park is a must-visit for e-bike enthusiasts. Stick to the designated bike lanes and enjoy the park's iconic landmarks.

Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ride across the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline. Once in Brooklyn, take a leisurely ride through Brooklyn Bridge Park, which boasts a waterfront promenade and green spaces.

Prospect Park

Designed by the same landscape architects as Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn offers a picturesque setting for e-bike rides. The park features a 3.35-mile loop and various trails to explore.

Governors Island

Accessible by ferry, this car-free island has dedicated bike lanes and offers unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.

Best E-Bike Shops in NYC

Propel Electric Bikes

Known for their extensive selection and knowledgeable staff, Propel Electric Bikes is a one-stop-shop for all your e-bike needs.

Greenpath Electric Bikes

With a range of quality e-bikes from top brands, Greenpath is a great place to buy or test-ride your next e-bike.

NYC Electric Bike Shop

NYC Electric Bike Shop offers a wide variety of e-bikes and accessories, as well as top-notch customer service and maintenance services.


Rollgood is an e-bike and e-scooter store in the middle of Manhattan. They have a large range of options, financing available, any accessories you need, and a helpful staff to put you on the right e-bike.

Where to Get an E-Bike Rental in NYC

Citi Bike

New York's popular bike-sharing program has expanded its fleet to include e-bikes. Download the Citi Bike app to locate the nearest e-bike station.

Unlimited Biking

With multiple locations throughout NYC, Unlimited Biking offers e-bike rentals and guided tours.

Blazing Saddles

Located near Pier 84, Blazing Saddles offers electric bike rentals and guided tours around Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Zoomo has an e-bike subscription service for monthly rentals that is perfect for delivery drivers or anybody who needs an e-bike for similar use cases.

Whizz E-Bikes

Whizz is another e-bike monthly subscription service. You pick you e-bike out online and have an e-bike available to take home with you when you visit the store.

E-Bike Infrastructure in NYC

New York City has been expanding its network of bike lanes, making it more e-bike friendly. Look for designated bike lanes, shared lanes, and greenways throughout the city. Use the NYC Bike Map to plan your route.

NYC's E-Bike Rules and Regulations

E-bikes are legal to ride in NYC, but they must adhere to the following regulations:

  • Maximum speed of 20 mph for Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes.
  • Maximum speed of 25 mph for Class 3 e-bikes.
  • E-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks.
  • Helmets are required for riders under 18 and recommended for all riders.
  • No license or registration is required.
  • E-bikes are not allowed on certain paths and greenways, including the Hudson River Park Greenway and certain paths in Central Park. Check local signage for restrictions.

With this comprehensive guide, you're now ready to explore New York City on an e-bike. Enjoy the ride!

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