Posted by: Ddean
Sorry, my mistake. But my concern is that if the MTB community lobbys against ebikes and convinces the powers that be that they’re dirt bikes and those who make decisions believe that, what will we tell the powers that be is the best way to police them?
Without that answer, it’s a risky discussion to have.
This is a point I've always brought up and have never heard a reasonable answer for. There is no practical way to enforce any rules around ebikes, at least in the areas we ride on the coast of BC. Outside of parks land where you could pay rangers to stand at trailheads and stop/fine ebikes, who is going to enforce on DNV/crown/private (woodlot/Diamond Head) etc. land? With other motorized like dirtbikes/trials it's really an honour system and code of conduct in the communities. Also it's hilarious when ebike proponents bring up the class 1/2/3 BS. Do you expect land managers to pay people to stand at trailheads and inspect bikes to see if they have been modded for more power/throttle? Not happening.
The only outcomes are either ebikes are accepted and ridden everywhere (most likely) or they are outright banned along with mountain bikes (due to inability to distinguish/enforce).