A quick summary of the rules and requirements for driving power cycles (aka electric scooters) in Saskatchewan:
- Must be at least 14 years of age.
- Drivers must wear an approved bicycle helmet or motorcycle helmet.
- Drivers must follow the traffic safety rules that apply to a vehicle.
- No motorcycle drivers license is required.
To rent an ebike from Manitouebike, participants must first read and sign the:
‘Manitouebike Rental Agreement, Release Agreement and Waiver 2020’ [Page 1 of 2]
Our ebikes are meant for operation within the boundaries of the Village of Manitou Beach. All participants will be shown the
recommended travel route. Our bikes are electric powered and are not designed for some of the steeper roads within Manitou
Beach (they do not have the power of a gas powered engine) - therefore the recommended travel route is back and forth along the
lake-shore of picturesque Manitou Lake.
* Important: If you can ride a bicycle, you should be able to ride an electric scooter. If you cannot ride a bicycle, we cannot let
you rent a scooter as it would be too dangerous for you to operate and to balance.
Note: Our Sunshine's are easier to operate than our EM2's. The Sunshine's are lighter and handle like a more traditional scooter.
The EM2's are heavier, have the feel of a motorcycle and handle like motorcycles (previous experience operating a motorcycle or dirt-bike is necessary for a person wishing to rent an EM2). - The EM2 is categorized as an electric power cycle and not a motorcycle and therefore a motorcycle driver's license is not required for the driver.
Regarding helmets: We have six motorcycle helmets available for use. Participants are welcome to use their own bicycle or
motorcycle helmets if they prefer.
E-bikes are capable of traveling at higher speeds than many bicycle riders are accustomed to. Use caution at all times, especially when traveling in mixed traffic. Always take into account driving and traveling conditions.
• Obey the Law. Be sure to follow all provincial traffic laws. This includes obeying stop signs, checking carefully when turning, and riding defensively. An e-bike is a motorized vehicle, even though it is classed as a bicycle. You must follow the law.
• Stay Sober. Never ride your bicycle while intoxicated. An e-bike is capable of traveling faster than a normal bicycle, and you should always be in control of it.
• Share the Road. Be very careful in mixed traffic.
Our electric scooters as categorized by SGI:
Electric Cycles and Scooters
A power cycle is a two- or three-wheeled bicycle that:
• is designed to be propelled primarily with the power from an electric motor but does have functioning pedals
• has an electric motor of no more than 500 watts
• cannot be operated at a speed of greater than 32 km/h (20 m.p.h.) on any level service
• meets the definition of a “power-assisted bicycle” in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
You don’t need a driver’s license to ride a power-assisted bicycle, and no registration is required. However, all riders:
- must be at least 14 years of age
- must wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet
- must follow all the rules under The Traffic Safety Act that apply to a vehicle
- cannot operate a power-assisted bicycle where municipal law restricts their use
For more information please visit: https://www.sgi.sk.ca/recreational-vehicles