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Laidback Bike Report Ebikes and the law.
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Today we had a very interesting show on the legality issues of E and E assist bikes. Comments by an attorney that specializes in bicycle related cases. A lot of us here have questions, this discussion was able to clarify a number of them.
Search for Laidback Bike Report on YouTube. This show should be near the top of the list.

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posted 3/16/2020
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www.youtube.com/user/garysolo1/videos List of videos, many non-electric recumbent bicycles.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkSDsHHiXUQ 1:48:13 Video on ebike laws.

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posted 3/16/2020
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There have been some rumors of ebikes being banned on our local trail. I can see not wanting bikes that go 28-30 mph on a trail while there are kids and people walking their dogs on there. I don't see anything bad about the class 1 and 2 bikes, and can tell you from experience that a class 1 will not propel someone at 20 mph without pedaling really hard.

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posted 3/18/2020
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There have been some rumors of ebikes being banned on our local trail. I can see not wanting bikes that go 28-30 mph on a trail while there are kids and people walking their dogs on there. I don't see anything bad about the class 1 and 2 bikes, and can tell you from experience that a class 1 will not propel someone at 20 mph without pedaling really hard.
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In the majority of states with ebike laws in place, Class 3 ebikes are only allowed on roads. There is a pretty common misconception that everybody on an ebike is going the maximum speed all the time. Definitely not true! As you say, I have to work pretty hard to wind mine up to 28 mph and I can't maintain that for very long. I certainly wouldn't be able to do it on any sort of trail!

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posted 3/18/2020
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Class 1,2 and 3 bikes were initially forbidden on all Oregon State Trails. Under the revised Statute Class 1 and Class 2 electrically assisted bikes (assist up to 20 mph) are generally now permitted on all Oregon State Trails that allow bicycles. The bigger problem for us is lack of size to accommodate the wider trikes on the trail. A friend of mine was forced off the trail by a tadpole recumbent traveling alongside another tadpole. Even by themselves a tadpole on an 8 foot trail takes up a lot of space.
For us we need bigger wider trails with separated lanes as they have in some states.

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Class 1,2 and 3 bikes were initially forbidden on all Oregon State Trails. Under the revised Statute Class 1 and Class 2 electrically assisted bikes (assist up to 20 mph) are generally now permitted on all Oregon State Trails that allow bicycles. The bigger problem for us is lack of size to accommodate the wider trikes on the trail. A friend of mine was forced off the trail by a tadpole recumbent traveling alongside another tadpole. Even by themselves a tadpole on an 8 foot trail takes up a lot of space.
For us we need bigger wider trails with separated lanes as they have in some states.
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If I remember right the Forest Service bans all E bikes from off road trails in the state/national forests.

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posted 3/18/2020
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Class 1,2 and 3 bikes were initially forbidden on all Oregon State Trails. Under the revised Statute Class 1 and Class 2 electrically assisted bikes (assist up to 20 mph) are generally now permitted on all Oregon State Trails that allow bicycles. The bigger problem for us is lack of size to accommodate the wider trikes on the trail. A friend of mine was forced off the trail by a tadpole recumbent traveling alongside another tadpole. Even by themselves a tadpole on an 8 foot trail takes up a lot of space.
For us we need bigger wider trails with separated lanes as they have in some states.
-- posted by podkey


If I remember right the Forest Service bans all E bikes from off road trails in the state/national forests.
-- posted by Slo_Joe
www.fs.usda.gov/visit/e-bikes Allowed on about 40% of trails.

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Here in Tucson there is a big network of multi-use paths, which are very popular with the large cycling community. The percentage of older riders is also high, and I see more and more on e-bikes who are also frequently on the MUPs / bike paths.

I am not aware of any local ordinances (in Tucson) that ban e-bikes from the MUPs / bike trails. Today I was passed on an uphill by a guy on an e-bike (two wheeler, not trike). I was pedaling under 10 mph, he passed by at 15 mph. He was about my age (mid-60s), and although I did not hear the electric motor, his bike looked like a model I saw often in Germany (where there are millions of e-bikes). I caught up with him at a red light crossing and we chatted a bit. He is a big fan of the e-bike, and his was a brand called Bulls. He said it is used by Los Angeles Police, so maybe he was an ex-cop?

I have seen more and more of the recumbent trikes that have electric assist. Yes, I can understand why there is concern over these on many paths due to their extra width. I was passed by one on an uphill and I was alarmed at how close the right front wheel of that trike came to my bike, and I had moved way over to the right side of the path.
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