In December 2019, the SIPOA Board of Directors approved a change to the Rules & Regulations to permit the use of Class 1 pedal-assist E-bikes. These bikes may benefit residents with limited mobility by expanding their opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and increase their physical activity.
There are three classes of E-bikes, and Class 1 E-bikes are the only E-bikes approved for use within the Seabrook Island Development.
A Class 1 E-bike is defined as a bicycle/tricycle with operable pedals equipped with a motor that that provides assistance ONLY when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance if/when the bicycle/tricycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour. The electric motor is less than 750 watts (1 h.p.) and has no throttle.
Class 1 E-bikes are required to be registered with SIPOA Administration. Registered E-bikes will receive a SIPOA bicycle decal designating SIPOA’s verification that the E-bike is a Class 1 bike approved for use in the community. The registration form is available at the Administration office and on the SIPOA website. Go to sipoa.org and click on forms.
This article was taken from the April edition of Currents, the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association’s monthly electronic newsletter. To view the complete edition, go to sipoa.org and click on News.