Posted by: mtbman99
I think this is the crux of the issue for most and it’s how do you stop non CAT 1 ebikes. If you say no motors that’s relatively easy to deal with but once there is a motor how is it dealt with. Or in a few years if industry creeps the speeds up a notch.
They want to sell these and will be looking for an advantage over the competition be that in distance or speed or both.
Again more what ifs.
How do you stop people from skidding corners? Building rogue trails?Riding hiking trails? Tossing garbage out the window? Educate them and continue to do so.
Kinda like the IMBA, they have pounded it into so many people heads you need 100 switchbacks per km of trail that it is a standard.
Argue all you want, stick your head in the sand name call etc but the bikes are here to stay. Trail organizations will need to get on board with signage at trailheads to help inform ebike riders on proper etiquette.