Colorado Revised Statute 42-1-102 and Model Traffic Code 102 state:
"Electrical assisted bicycle" means a vehicle having two tandem wheels or two parallel wheels and one forward wheel, fully operable peddles, an electric motor not exceeding 750 watts of power, and a top motor-powered speed of 20 mph.
This classification includes all two- and three-wheeled electric motors with under 750 watts of power, and are equipped with the mandatory safety equipment necessary for electric assisted bicycles to travel on public roadways. Both Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-221 et seq. and Model Traffic Code Part 2 address the various equipment requirements for motor vehicles permitted to travel on public roadways.
Summary of laws regarding the use of electrical assisted bicycles in Broomfield:
• Electric assisted bicycles MAY be ridden on public roadways.
• Electrical assisted bicycle riders are not required to have a valid driver's license.
• Electrical assisted bicycles ridden on public roadways are not required to have a valid registration decal.
• Electrical assisted bicycles ridden on public roadways are not required to have insurance.
• Motorized Bicycle riders and passengers are not required to wear eye protection or wear safety helmets.
• Electric assisted bicycle riders must obey all laws applicable to other motor vehicles.
• Electrical assisted bicycles MAY NOT be ridden on sidewalks, bike trails, parks, fields, or any other areas commonly used by pedestrians and bicycles.
For more information on Broomfield Municipal Ordinance, please visit Title 10, Chapter 16 of the Broomfield Municipal Code.