Ebikes. ahhh the wave of the future.
in my town the rules are simply this. 500kw or less. our town pool actually has a fleet of ebikes for rent, granted not the best but still for rent are fully rented every weekend. our trails are welcoming to ebikes, we ebikers maintain and build most of our own trails, the biggest issue is where to build another trail.
ya they are expensive but so are all the carbon santa cruz bikes, wait till SC gets onboard with an ebike nomad version.
great article and good to see ebikes breaking the mold.