Banned Electronic Bikes In Grand Junction
A new sign popped up out at the Tabeguache/Lunch Loop Trails today.
Honestly, I don't even know what an Electronic Bike is, but they are banned on these trails.
According the Bureau of Land Management:
Although not gas or diesel powered, the e-bicycle does have a motor that enables powered assistance for it's riders and thus is defined as a motor vehicle by BLM.
BLM policy designates trails for specific uses (e.g. horseback riding, hiking, motor vehicles, mountain biking, etc.). E-bicycles, having motors and being defined as motor vehicles by the BLM, are permitted only on trails where motor vehicles are allowed. The use of e-bicycles on non-motorized routes is prohibited.
For those people who own these types of bicycles, how do you feel about this? Is it fair to banish these form the trails?