As of Jan 1, new Arizona law ARS 28-819 has officially defined classifications of e-bikes, allowing those with a max power-assist speed of 20mph or less to have fully trail access statewide wherever conventional pedal bikes are allowed. Local authorities still have the power to enact additional policies to prohibit e-bikes on their own trail systems, but this certainly will open up many excellent trails in the desert southwest for e-mountain bikers, now potentially linking three of the states around the Four Corners… Read the full article here: https://e-bikerumor.com/2019/01/04/arizona-legislation-opens-trails-for-e-bike-riders/
6th Annual Bike for Bender Pioneertown Fundraiser Ride. This year’s ride will take place April 11th, 2020. Bike for Bender is a California non-profit organization that was founded in memory of Robert Bender. In 2010, Robert lost his fight to cancer at the young age of 26. Robert was a pro-level XC cyclist, one of the top local DH riders in the area, and a strong endurance athlete at heart. This ride starts at the Pioneertown Sound Stage and takes you 25, 35, or 50 miles across the desert floors and valleys, up steep and rocky jeep roads, and straight up into the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains up to Big Bear. Riding for a Reason Their goal is to raise enough funds for their High School Scholarship Program.
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