I just found out you can not ride a gas fired bicycle legally in Texas.It has to be electric. They told me being that there is no law covering a gas powered bicycle. It is not legal to ride on the street or sidewalks or bike paths under power from the engine..
You have to have an electric motor to qualify as a motor assisted bicycle.
If you want to see the letter send me a PM, I'll email you the letter.
We need to get this changed! Last summer a different person was in place at that time we could ride with no problems , now that has changed.
Maybe the Fed laws will be in our favor, I don't know yet. If you have information, Let me know, I'd like to see it. I'll bet this forum and the others out there will want to know. It might be time for all Texas riders to band together no matter what forum you like or belong to. You can go electric, what fun is that?!! YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! We are now OUTLAWS!
if you ride your gas fired assisted bicycle in the street, sidewalk, or bike paths in Texas. Well I'm not going to go break the law.
You can watch for the police and cut the engine but I'll bet you will get a ticket. You could tell the officer the engine is the generator for the lights only. I bet he will believe that as well.
Best thing to do is get the law changed or revised to include gas engines with electric motors. Gas engines can be rated at so many watts of power, maybe it will work out. Do nothing, sit still, loose our freedom.