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mikestock

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Posted: 12/17/16 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Electric bikes are street legal as long as they are 750 watts or less. There is no license required in most states.

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Posted: 12/31/16 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have said, call the USFS office where you want to ride.
You'll get lots of conflicting opinions here on this forum, but you will get the actual true info from the Ranger District Office.

All national forests have a motor vehicle use map (MVUM).
Those maps show where various motor vehicles can ride and some roads may allow ATVs but not motorcycles (dirt bikes and mini bikes are considered motorcycles by the USFS - category MOT). Others may be the opposite. Some roads allow cars, but NOT motorcycles (we're talking not-street-legal motorcycles here).
USFS Definition - "MOT means all two-wheel motor vehicles like motorcycles, trail bikes, dirt bikes, etc"

So call the specific office, ask questions, get a map. Then you will know.

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Posted: 12/31/16 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mikestock wrote:

Electric bikes are street legal as long as they are 750 watts or less. There is no license required in most states.


E-bikes are considered self-propelled motor vehicles under the USFS Travel Management Rule and can only be used where designated on the Motor Vehicle Use Map. You can argue your legitimacy with the USFS LEO, but he may or mayn't be in a good mood that day. [emoticon]

Reference here: Link

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THIS IS MY OPINION ONLY based on actual experience.

If you call "an" office......any office, you get a person on the phone that tells you the rules. Call same office a little later, get a different person, you get different rules. Just say'in.[emoticon]

I honestly think if you use a little common sense, you'll be just fine.


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