Where Can You Ride eBikes?
GRAVEL RIDES IN CENTRAL OREGON
eBIKE ACCESS IN BLM & NATIONAL PARKS NEW! updated 10/28/19
Not quite yet, BLM still has to take public comment and officially amend the regulations. We will post a link for that when it is available. (more BLM info)
National Park Service trails - in general where bikes are allowed, ebikes are also allowed but it's best to contact specific park for latest info. (more info)
Note: this does not include USFS lands as they are under the Dept of Agriculture.
GREAT eMTB RIDES IN OREGONPost Canyon (see map)
Hood River | 20 milesElkhorn Crest Loop (more info)
Sumpter | 38.1 milesSouth Fork Walla Walla (more info)
Umatilla National Forest | 18 milesPole Creek Ridge Trail (more info)Umatilla Rim (more info)
Umatilla National Forest | 35.3 milesLittle Greyback - Mule Mtn. Loop (more info)Rogue River National Forest | 17.6 miles
INTERACTIVE eMTB MAP - USA
See recommended trails, submit your favorites and check out other eMTB resources – eMTB Adventures, land manager tools, and more! Interactive eMTB Map
eMTB TRAIL ETIQUETTE GUIDE
It's important that we all share the trail and be good stewards of our lands - see guide
Meanwhile, keep riding!
An OVERVIEW of eBIKES on PUBLIC LANDS
Oregon Parks and Rec Dept (OPRD)
YES. A person may operate an electric assisted bicycle on roads and trails eight feet or wider unless otherwise posted to restrict or permit such activity.
YES. As a general policy, e-bikes are permitted to ride in areas where bicycles may be ridden. Each superintendent is required to update the park rules for e-bikes. You should consult your local park unit and review the rules to fully understand where e-bikes can be ridden in each National Park. More info on eBike access in National Parks (courtesy of People for Bikes)
Bureau of Land Management
Not Yet - BLM will be holding a public comment period for regulation updates. We will keep you posted. More info
US Forest Service Lands
Motorized Trails and Roads Only - eBikes are considered motorized vehicles on USFS lands and have access to motorized trails. MVU Maps are available for free at Deschutes National Forest office or Online.
eBike access is moving at a quick pace and we will keep you posted as we get more updates.
YOU HAVE A VOICE IN PLANNING & POLICIES FOR eBIKES and eMTBs
Do you think ebikes should have access to trails including those reserved for non-motorized vehicles?
Currently, there are myths and assumptions about e-bikes and while some may have been true in the past the e-bikes of today are high-quality with premium components and accessories. More importantly, modern electric bikes are speed and safety regulated falling into 3 categories. Additionally, those electric vehicles that fall outside of these widely accepted definitions are not considered bicycles, nor are they sold or supported by this or other reputable electric bicycle retailers.Our land managers want and need to hear from you! If you would like to comment about the value of ebikes, and would like to have ebikes on non-motorized trails on federal lands please take a moment to write your national representative via People for Bikes.Also, our local land managers are learning of the advantages of ebikes and in some states there have been successful collaborations.CONTACTDeschutes National Forest - contact formBLM - Oregon/Washington - emailPeople for Bikes - Take ActionJoin COTA - Central Oregon Trail Alliance - become part of the decision-making