A one-year pilot program allows electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) on paved trails in Fort Collins May 1, 2019- April 30, 2020.
A state law allows e-bikes on trails unless otherwise restricted by a local jurisdiction. That law plus the growing popularity of e-bikes promoted the pilot program.
The pilot program includes:
- One-year trial period through April 30, 2020
- Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes only (electric assist provided up to 20 mph)
- E-bikes allowed on all paved trails (not on any unpaved/soft surface trails)
- Extensive education and evaluation
E-Bikes are on the agenda to be discussed at the April 7 City Council Meeting
No e-bikes, motorized vehicles, or other electric vehicles are allowed or proposed to be allowed on soft surface trails (unless used as a mobility device by a person with a disability).
Did you see an E-Bike on a soft surface trail? Please report to Natural Areas and Trails Rangers at 970-416-2147.
Bike trestle at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area pictured.