Reply To: Busy Lives Call for Faster (Electric) Bikes–Retch!

Forums Mountain Bike Forum Busy Lives Call for Faster (Electric) Bikes–Retch! Reply To: Busy Lives Call for Faster (Electric) Bikes–Retch!

#205958

I can see the benefits for the elderly or injured, I really can but, I also feel like with many places already giving mountain bikers grief over trails, adding a motor will just give them further leverage to get us off the trails.  In my local parks, we finally have the equestrians and mountain bikers living peaceably and I could see the e bikes further complicating things in state and national parks.  I could see it being a good angle for bike parks to market though…

 

I’m torn.  Do I want to share local trails with them while riding my bike or my horse?  No, not really.  Do I see an honest use for them? Yes, if elderly or injured.