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.

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Progressive E-Bike Laws and Ordinances

  • Local
    • 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.
  • State:
    • 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.
  • Federal:
    • 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.

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