VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– Vail is the latest town to take up rules for e-bikes, bicycles that have motors to give riders an added boost.

On Tuesday, Vail’s Town Council will take public comment on the new e-bike ordinance.

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The plan is to allow the bikes on paved recreation trails but not soft-surface trails.

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The ordinance is meant to match up with Colorado’s e-bike laws. The Colorado Department of Transportation limits the use of electric bikes to public roads, but local authorities can draft their own rules.

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Gregg Barrie, who is Vail’s planner in charge of trails, told council members that Aspen and Pitkin County don’t allow electric bikes on paved trails, but are considering trials.

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The Vail Town Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday.