The body of research around e-bike speed, safety, environmental benefits, and other helpful topics is evolving. We attempt to catalog all available resources to help in decision making and understanding e-bikes.

Academic Research

Local-Level E-Bike “Pavement” Research

Jefferson County Open Space Department (Colo.) conducted an e-bike study to better understand visitors’ knowledge, perceptions, and concerns related to the use of e-bikes on urban, natural surface and mountain trails. Two different surveys were conducted at multiple parks. The results are available here:

The City of Boulder (Colo.) also conducted an e-bike pilot project in 2014. The following presentation outlines the results:

eMTB Studies

Additional Resources