(the following came from IMBA's "local update" email dated 4/8/2020)
On April 2nd, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its long awaited proposed e-bike rule. Our Government Affairs department has provided an initial brief here (and also on your Dashboard under Resources) on the rule and is preparing for the 60-day public comment period which will be scheduled soon. Overall, IMBA is encouraged by the BLM's decision to recognize class 1, class 2 and class 3 e-bikes separately. We are pleased to see e-bike use decisions will be made during planning processes, which will allow land managers and stakeholders to collaborate locally. IMBA is concerned by the potential allowance of class 2 and class 3 eMTBs on non-motorized trails, versus limiting eMTB use to class 1 only.