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GRAVEL RIDES IN CENTRAL OREGON

Selected eBike Rides at Dirty Freehub

eBIKE ACCESS IN BLM & NATIONAL PARKS NEW! updated 10/28/19

BLM trails  - trails that bikes are allowed on are now legally open to ebikes - in Central Oregon this includes Maston Trail System, Horse Ridge Area, and Cline Buttes. 

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 OREGON

Post Canyon (see map)
Hood River | 20 miles
 
Elkhorn Crest Loop (more info)
Sumpter | 38.1 miles
 
South Fork Walla Walla (more info)
Umatilla National Forest | 18 miles
 
Pole Creek Ridge Trail (more info)
 
Umatilla Rim (more info)
Umatilla National Forest | 35.3 miles
 
Little 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.

National Parks

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.

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.
 
CONTACT
Deschutes National Forest - contact form
BLM - Oregon/Washington - email
People for Bikes - Take Action
Join COTA - Central Oregon Trail Alliance - become part of the decision-making