Thankfully, I was smart enough to print off a specifications sheet of what the bike is. It follows all the laws. So I thought I would share this accidental tip for other ebike riders out there.
As of today, the rules for Ottawa (city I live in) are located here. Funny part is, it specifies what the minimum size wheel is but not the max, so I am fine. The trick is, you have to check the web site out often. Back in 2008, City council held a meeting in December. One of the line items were for a by-law that removed the classification of a ebike to a moped if the ebike had any kind of fairings (making the bike a slight arrow dynamic.) This simple rule, killed all the ebike "moped" styles instantly. I'm not sure when it happened but the rule disappeared off the website.
- Spec sheet of the bike should be carried on you, if your an ebike rider.
- Read the rules periodically, they change.