All the looking around on the web I did, it appears that the fossil fueled motor would make it a "Motor Vehicle" instead of an electric bicycle. You might be okay on the paved roads from what I read but not on a designated bicycle path. Let us know if you find something that directly answers your question. I would suggest that you look at what is on the market for the e-bikes since they are getting better all the time. Don't let the $4k price tags scare you since there are many out there that are much less.