National Park Service e-bike rulemaking

The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing new regulations to increase e-bike access on federal public lands. This would be accomplished by no longer defining e-bikes as motor vehicles, allowing NPS Superintendents to designate roads and trails where e-bikes can be ridden, and applying the rules for bicycles to e-bikes when they are being used. Possessing an e-bike in designated wilderness would continue to be prohibited.

The proposed regulations and a summary can be found on our website.

We encourage you to submit a comment in support of these proposed new regulations by using this form. Consider customizing your comment with stories, data or anecdotes that are specific to your comments and your personal and/or professional experience with e-bikes. Remember to be respectful, specific and concise, explain the reason for any changes you recommend and, if possible, provide quantitative information or studies to support your comments and recommendations.