E-bike riders, as all bike riders, are passionate advocates for growing the sport. There are still many myths to dispel and facts to drive home about e-bikes. Whether you’re trying to learn more about e-bikes and where they’re allowed, or advocate for better policies, we can help with these resources.
- E-Bikes 101 video, © 2019, Bicycle Product Suppliers Association
- E-Bike toolkit for retailers
- eMTB playbook for advocates
- Starting an e-bike advocacy campaign webinar recording and presentation
- Primer on e-bike policies in the U.S.
- Model e-bike legislation
- FAQs on why e-bike legislation is needed and common questions
- Visual overview of the e-bike initiative
- Images of e-bikes vs. mopeds
- Images of e-bike components and overview of three classes
- Examples of e-bike classification stickers
Stories and Expert Accounts
- Helpful stories on our e-bike blog
- Background info on our webinars
- E-Bike Summit panels, conversations with e-bike industry and advocacy leaders:
Progressive E-Bike Laws and Ordinances
- Jefferson County (Colo). allows Class 1 eMTBs wherever a bike is allowed, including on singletrack trails open to mountain bikes.
- Santa Clara County Parks allows electric bicycles anywhere bicycles are allowed.
- The City of Durango, Colo. allows Class 1 e-bikes on paved city trails after a yearlong trial.
- Ada County (Idaho) allows Class 1 e-bikes on its 125-mile bike park for a year long pilot period (starting in November 2018).
- The City of Boise, Idaho allows Class 1 and 2 e-bikes on city streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and Greenbelt paths.
- Maricopa County (Ariz.) allows Class 1 and 2 e-bikes anywhere a traditional bike is allowed, including on singletrack.
- South Mountain Park (Phoenix) allows Class 1 and 2 e-bikes anywhere a traditional bike is allowed, including on singletrack.
- E-bikes are allowed in state parks in CO, DE, FL, LA, MO, MN, ND, NV, UT.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued revised guidelines on the legality of e-bikes on Pennsylvania State Forest trails, allowing Class 1 eMTBs anywhere a traditional bike is allowed.
- In the San Juan National Forest, Class 1 e-bikes are allowed on 13 miles of non-motorized singletrack trail between the Purgatory ski area (Durango, Colo.) and a motorized trail. The management decision for the Hermosa Watershed Recreation and the Hermosa Watershed Management Plan provides more information
- Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort secured approval from the U.S. Forest Service to allow Class 1 eMTBs on its 80-mile trail system. Here is an educational PDF on trail access.