Class 1 electric bikes are now permitted on paved trails. Class 2 and 3 bikes are prohibited from trails, and all electric bikes are prohibited from dirt / natural surface trails. This is in line with Pitkin County's recent decision to allow e-bikes on paved trails.
Electric Bikes On Paved Trails
Class 1 E-Bikes are allowed on the following paved trails:
- Brush Creek Trail
- Owl Creek Trail
- Melton Trail
- Stark's (Paved Portion ONLY)
- Rio Grande Trail
Class 2 and Class 3 Electric Bikes are still prohibited from ALL Trails. All electric bikes are prohibited on dirt / natural surface trails.
Electric Bike Classifications:
State law breaks down e-bikes into three categories: those with a standard assist that works only when riders pedal, those with a throttle that assists whether the rider is pedaling and those that can reach speeds as fast as 28 mph. The first two types — known as class 1 and class 2 e-bikes — cannot go more than 20 mph.
- Class 1 - Pedal Assist Only
- Class 2 - Throttle with Max Speed of 20 mph
- Class 3 - Throttle with Max Speed Greater than 20 mph