We hope to provide a variety of resources for land managers as you get to know e-bikes, and grapple with where they should be allowed.

Electric Mountain Bike Policies

Land Manager Handbook

New! The land manager handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.

The above link takes the reader to a low-resolution version of the book, convenient for downloading. For a high-resolution version, please email [email protected]

We can make available a limited number of print versions to any land management agency, at no cost. To learn more or place an order, please email [email protected]

Land Manager Webinars

PeopleForBikes has been developing resources that answer many of the questions land managers may be facing as electric bike usage rises: what they are, where they are allowed, and what studies and management resources exist. Our intent is to facilitate understanding of e-bikes and decisions regarding their use and access.

We are hosting three free webinars geared toward land managers between November and January. Two time slots are offered for each webinar. We’re leaving plenty of time for Q&A and discussion, and want to learn more about the challenges and opportunities land managers face with regard to the management of electric bikes on public lands.

Webinar #1: eMTB 101 – Who’s Riding, Current Policies, and Resources
Wednesday, November 159 – 10 a.m. & 12 – 1 p.m.

Webinar #2: eMTB Land Manager Handbook
Wednesday, December 69 – 10 a.m. & 12 – 1 p.m.

Webinar #3: eMTBs: Current Issues and Partnership Opportunities
Wednesday, January 249 – 10 a.m. & 12 – 1 p.m.

Best Management Practices for eMTB Trail Design


Informational Resources