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.READ MORE: No Snow, No Problem: Snowplow Rodeo Prepares Drivers For Winter
The plan is to allow the bikes on paved recreation trails but not soft-surface trails.READ MORE: Colorado Commission Rushes To Finish New Congressional Map
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.
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.MORE NEWS: Karen Garner Arrest: Loveland Police Sgt. Phil Metzler Resigns
The Vail Town Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday.