As the 2019 field season winds to a close, the Tahoe National Forest would like to share an update on class 1, pedal-assisted E-bike use on recommended routes and trails:

• No observed increase in trail degradation nor resource damage occurred as a result of class 1, pedal-assisted E-bike use on Tahoe National Forest routes or trails.

• No trail conflicts were reported or observed between class 1, pedal-assisted E-bike users and other recreationalists on Tahoe National Forest roads or trails.

• There were no reported accidents or injuries due to E-bike use of any class type on Tahoe National Forest routes or trails.

• Tahoe National Forest trail and recreation managers did observe an increase in the diversity of skill levels and age groups utilizing E-bikes to access Tahoe National Forest routes and trails. This included both class 1, pedal-assisted E-bike use, and other classes of E-bikes utilizing motorized routes.

The Tahoe National Forest offers a wide variety of E-bike riding opportunities. For a complete list of these opportunities, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/tahoe/home/?cid=fseprd641773&width=full

For more information, call or email Joe Flannery, Tahoe National Forest Public Affairs Officer, at (530) 478-6205 or joseph.flannery@usda.gov

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