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Posted on: June 29, 2018

E-Bikes Allowed on Paved Trails

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:

  1. Brush Creek Trail
  2. Owl Creek Trail
  3. Melton Trail
  4. Stark's (Paved Portion ONLY)
  5. 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.

  1. Class 1 - Pedal Assist Only
  2. Class 2 - Throttle with Max Speed of 20 mph
  3. Class 3 - Throttle with Max Speed Greater than 20 mph

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