SUMMIT COUNTY’S GUIDE TO E-BIKES
Electric Bikes are a great way to enjoy the outdoors more efficiently. Class 1 E-Bikes are pedal assist up to 20 mph. What does that mean? Simply pedal, and your power will be increased by a maximum of 360%. Since Colorado high country is around 9,000 ft and higher in elevation, those from lower elevations can struggle to get out and experience the outdoors. The best part about our area is the beautiful views and the easy access to outdoor activities. Now you can experience all the wonder without running out of energy & oxygen!
WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?
An E-Bike (electric bicycle) is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor. E-Bikes are classed according to the power that their electric motor can deliver and the control system, i.e., when and how the power from the motor is applied. There are different classes of e-bikes; Class 1: Pedal Assist up to 20 mph, Class 2: Throttle on Demand up to 20 mph, and Class 3: Pedal Assist up to 28 mph. Learn more >>
WHERE CAN I RIDE ONE?
The use of e-bikes will vary from state to state and county to county. Summit County, CO has authorized Class 1 E-Bikes on pedestrian and/or bike paths where regular bicycles are allowed. However, local authorities can regulate e-bikes in their own jurisdiction. For more information on Summit County e-bike regulations and updates visit co.summit.co.us/1185/ebikes Learn more >>
ARE THERE STREET LAWS?
E-bikes are allowed on the roads and have the same rights and rules as non-electric bikes. For more information on laws of e-bikes in Colorado visit bicyclecolorado.org/…do/rules-of-the-road Learn more >>