More On E-Bike Legislation

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 @ 9:11 a.m. / Trails

This morning I spoke with Morgan Lommele of People for Bikes, in Bolder Colorado. People for Bikes is an national non-prophet promoting biking nationwide. Morgan and crew have been working on getting legislation passed for e-bikes state by state. There are still over 20 states that consider e-bikes motor vehicles. Therefore they are not allowed on trails and in some cases not even on the streets since they can't be registered as motor vehicles. To be clear, e-bikes have a small electric motor that assist in peddling and can only go up to 20mph. The motor on an e-bike is no larger than what you would find on a hair dryer.