E-Bikes: Full Speed Ahead at Mountain Resorts
As e-bike sales explode, resorts (and others) are grappling with how to integrate them into their trails and operations.
In the last three years or so, electric bikes—or e-bikes—have gained significant traction in both use and acceptance across the outdoor world. Technological innovations have advanced the e-bike state of the art. E-bikes, especially electric mountain bikes, or e-MTBs, are here to stay, which means it may be time to consider your resort’s stance.
While e-bikes are still a small piece of the overall mountain biking pie at resorts, accommodations are being made to help e-bikers, downhillers, and cross-country bikers safely coexist.