National Forest Service publishes new regs concerning ebikes.

tincan53

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The National Forest Service has published new rules concerning ebikes on NFS bicycle trails. If you want to be able to ride your ebike on those trails now is a good time to contact your local NFS office and ask that bicycle trails be opened to ebike access. https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-tr...MX9p9abrIlFecgU7jIqCF1wg07884sGeN2QsuGtyW0tL8
NFS took a step backwards in designating ebikes as motorized bikes. But then they could go ahead and allow motorized bikes, ebikes, on bicycle designated trails. BLM and NPS doesn't consider them motorized bikes and allows ebikes on bicycle trails. We need to contact our local NFS managers and push for access. As well as contact NFS to push for access. Make government listen.
 

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I have been sharing this link for anyone that will read it. It's a federal law concerning e bikes in which the Congress says an e bike of 750w or less is not to be classified as a motor vehicle. Some will say that this has to do only with importation of e bikes but it's implication could be that in all circumstances it shouldn't be classified as a motor vehicle. I sent a copy to the local NFS and to National NFS encouraging them to use the law to declassify e bikes of 750W as motorized or motor vehicles. I haven't received a response. Hopefully they are mulling it over. More than likely they are ignoring it. But I think folks that want to see e bikes on bicycle trails should use the law as justification. If it can be argued that Congress has already spoken about the issue then NFS is ignoring what Congress has established as law. https://www.congress.gov/.../107th.../house-bill/727/text...
 
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