Increasing Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes (Draft)
Apr. 13, 2020
The BLM proposes to amend its off-road vehicle regulations to add a definition for electric bikes (e-bikes) and, where certain criteria are met and an authorized officer expressly determines through a formal decision that e-bikes should be treated the same as non-motorized bicycles, expressly exempt those e-bikes from the definition of off-road vehicles. This proposed change would facilitate increased recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially those with physical limitations, and would encourage the enjoyment of lands and waters managed by the BLM. Submit comments on or before 9 June 2020. POC Britta Nelson, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships, 303-236-0539. (Federal Register: 10 April 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 20229-20234).