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]

eMTB Loan Program

PeopleForBikes makes available Class 1 electric mountains to land management agencies who would like to borrow one for a short period of time (no more than four weeks) to test out the e-bikes on their trails and bicycling infrastructure. PeopleForBikes arranges to ship the e-bikes to and from a bicycle retailer within close proximity of your office, and arranges for the e-bike to be assembled by the retailer. The land management agency is expected to pick up and drop off the e-bike from the bicycle retailer, use and share the e-bike as appropriate, and provide feedback to PeopleForBikes (pre-, during, and post-ride accounts, three quotes, and closing thoughts on the overall experience). This program is free of charge.

In 2017, 20 land managers from 10 agencies – local, state, and federal – took advantage of this program.

Contact Morgan Lommele ([email protected]) for more information.

Best Management Practices for eMTB Trail Design


Informational Resources

  • The National Park Service’s Active Transportation Guidebook aims to assist and inspire parks and their partners to identify and pursue opportunities that enhance active transportation to and within national parks, and offers a section on electric bicycles
  • Class 1 eMTB policy at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Webinar (7/19/18)
  • eMTB at Ski Areas, article in the National Ski Areas Association Journal
  • Radio interview with the City of Fruita and the BLM (13 minutes)
  • eMTB Trail Etiquette Guidelines
  • Land Manager Webinar (1/24/18) on e-bike studies, e-bike share, e-bikes as ADA devices, and the e-bike loan program
  • Front Lines MTB Podcast: eMTB Policy and the Future