E-Bikes on the Broomfield Trail System
Colorado House Bill 17-1151 was adopted by the state legislature in 2017 and defines Class 1 and Class 2 models of e-bikes as ‘bicycles’ instead of motorized vehicles. That’s great news for Broomfield!
Electric-assisted bikes (e-bikes) are currently allowed on Broomfield trails, as long as they meet the definition as established for e-bikes, see definition below. E-bikes are held to the same rules and regulations as bicycles. Bicycles are allowed on all Broomfield trails. Broomfield does not allow motorized vehicles on trails.
Class 1 and 2 e-bikes are allowed throughout the Broomfield trail system. For questions on where e-bikes are allowed on specific Park or Recreation properties, please contact: email@example.com.
Allowable E-Bikes Defined
- Class 1 electrical assisted bicycle means an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour.
- Class 2 electrical assisted bicycle means an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling but ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour.
(Class 3 e-bikes with a throttle that exceeds twenty miles per hour are not allowed)
In 2017, a survey of residents and local trail users was conducted to gauge opinions on the use of e-bikes on the trail system. Responses were in favor of allowing e-bikes on both concrete and soft-surface trails. Public outreach and education opportunities regarding e-bikes occurred at a variety of community events including Broomfield Days, National Trails Day, Bike to Work Day, and National Night Out, among others.
For more information or to comment on this topic, please contact the Open Space and Trails Department at 303.438.6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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