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Old 09-02-2019, 08:16 AM   #1
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E-bikes Get the Green Light in NPS

E bikes just were given approval to be legal in the National Parks.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/inte...ry?id=65293209
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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Good info. Thanks for letting us know.
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Didn't know they were illegal.. I've seen many folks riding them.
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Note that will only be allowed where bikes are allowed now..... not on all hiking trails.
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Great for older folks to get around on I would think. I was thinking about them last week when I was at Cabela's until I saw the price tags on the 2 on display. One was about $4,800, The other one was about $5,400. Ouch!
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Great for older folks to get around on I would think. I was thinking about them last week when I was at Cabela's until I saw the price tags on the 2 on display. One was about $4,800, The other one was about $5,400. Ouch!
Those are the cheap ones lol
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E-bikes that meet the Federal Guidelines for being classified as a bicycle ( propulsion system speed limited to 20 MPH ) and with pedals are to be allowed in the National Park System, unless there are state and or local area laws that are more restrictive ( which there are not, currently ).

The regulation allows for requiring that people use their propulsion system for assistance only and pedal their bikes as much as practical. Of course this is un-enforcable there are not going to be park rangers trying to check to see if people are pedaling their bikes or just using only their motors.

I think this is a good thing , in particular for us older folks that found that we need a little help to be able to enjoy bicycling. It also is in line with giving those with disabilities access to as much of the non-wilderness areas of the National Park System as possible.
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Note that will only be allowed where bikes are allowed now..... not on all hiking trails.
As it should be.
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The regulation allows for requiring that people use their propulsion system for assistance only and pedal their bikes as much as practical. Of course this is un-enforcable there are not going to be park rangers trying to check to see if people are pedaling their bikes or just using only their motors.
Don't be so sure that it won't be enforcable. There are plenty of volunteers and rangers patrolling the trails. Our hiking trails need to be protected.
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E-bikes that meet the Federal Guidelines for being classified as a bicycle ( propulsion system speed limited to 20 MPH ) and with pedals are to be allowed in the National Park System, unless there are state and or local area laws that are more restrictive ( which there are not, currently ).
Patty's will go 28 mph if you pedal hard. We knew the 20mph law but she liked the color better than the 20mph Como. We ride as if it's a 20mph bike when surroundings dictate it. It's not like the 28 mph bikes have a big sticker on them. No one can tell unless she gets clocked going up hill at 28mph.


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Don't be so sure that it won't be enforcable. There are plenty of volunteers and rangers patrolling the trails. Our hiking trails need to be protected.

As I understand the article, the only bikes approved will be pedelec (type 1) bikes. Which means no throttle. The bike won't move unless torque is applied to the pedals.
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A few years ago I was vehemently against any motorized bicycle of any type on a bike path, Then I wrecked my knee.. No more big climbs or century rides for me. I still ride on my own power but I can see the time coming in the not too distance future when I will seriously look at electric assist. The only problem I see coming when the changing trail use regulations is on shared use trails where 20 mph is too fast around pedestrians.
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Great for older folks to get around on I would think. I was thinking about them last week when I was at Cabela's until I saw the price tags on the 2 on display. One was about $4,800, The other one was about $5,400. Ouch!
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As I understand the article, the only bikes approved will be pedelec (type 1) bikes. Which means no throttle. The bike won't move unless torque is applied to the pedals.
As usual, articles are not a great source. Look at the NPS web site for the specific info. Throttle bikes are permitted but there is in my opinion a ridiculously unenforceable caveat.
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