San Francisco Bay Area E-bike information


E-bikes in Bikeshare

Classes, Events, & Resources

Route Planning

Check out the Bike East Bay Route Planning page for lots of tips on how to plan your route and map sources 

Where can I ride? 

In many areas, e-bikes can go wherever regular bikes are allowed. Parks, however, sometimes have more restrictions. 

  • Transit: Most (but not all) buses allow both pedal and e-bikes. Rack space is first come first served. Racks and elevators generally do not fit longer cargo bikes, tricycles, recumbents, trailers, or tandems. If the agency allows bikes and does not explicitly disallow e-bikes, we assume they allow e-bikes. Follow the link to learn the specific rules for each agency before you ride.  See also the Bike East Bay Bikes on Transit guide   

  • Bay Trail: The Bay trail is generally open to all bicycles throughout, but local restrictions may apply in certain parks. Always, always be a good ambassador for e-bikes when you ride on the Bay Trail. Slow way down around pedestrians and when passing pedal cyclists. Use your bell or call out when approaching

  • Bridges: Six of the region’s toll bridge spans host direct bicycle and pedestrian access, and no toll is charged for these users. Check out the Bay Trail FAQ on bridges to learn more. 

  • Parks: While e-bikes may travel on any park road open to cars, not all trails are open to bikes and not all trails open to regular bikes are open to e-bikes. These rules are evolving. Check with the park before you ride.  Always, always be a good ambassador for e-bikes when you ride on trails. Keep it slow and use your bell or call out when approaching pedestrians or horses.  

    • East Bay Regional Parks - As of March 3, 2019, Class I and II eBikes are allowed on select park trails: Alameda Creek Trail (paved only), Big Break Trail, Contra Costa Canal Trail, Delta De Anza Trail, George Miller Trail, Iron Horse Trail, Lafayette Moraga Trail, and Marsh Creek Trail.

    • MCBC E-bike policies in Marin County - listing of parks and their ​restrictions