What is an E-bike?

An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike, powerbike or booster bike, is a vehicle with an integrated electric motor, 2-3 wheels, fully operable pedals, and an electric motor not exceeding 750 watts of power.

The definitions and classifications of e-bikes are set by Federal and State Statues and Law. These statutes exempt e-bikes as motor vehicles when they exhibit the characteristics mentioned above. The laws are as follows.

E-bike Classes

City Policies

A pilot program to expand e-bike access on city-owned and maintained trails has been postponed until further notice.

Colorado Springs allows Class 1 e-bikes to operate on Urban Trails.  These trails are typically described as local commuting and recreational trails which traverse neighborhoods and connect to the core of the City of Colorado Springs.

At this time e-bikes are not to be operated on what is commonly known as multi-use trails. These trails are always soft surfaces and are part of large Regional Park or Open Space property infrastructure.

Class 1 e-bikes permitted on the following urban trails:

  • Cottonwood Creek Trail
  • Homestead Trail
  • Midland Trail
  • Pikes Peak Greenway
  • Rock Island Trail
  • Sand Creek Trail
  • Shooks Run Trail
  • Sinton Trail
  • Stetson Trail
  • Templeton Gap Trail
  • Woodmen Trail
  • Foothills Trail
  • Skyline Trail
  • Rockrimmon Trail
  • Mesa Valley Trail

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