Bloomberg Law
Oct. 24, 2019, 9:51 PM

E-Bikes in Tahoe National Forest Draw Equestrian Group’s Ire

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

Equestrian groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over its recent decision to allow electric bikes on 132 miles of non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest.

The agency failed to carry out an environmental impact statement and to provide a public notice and comment period as required by law before inviting Class 1 e-bikes onto nature trails also used by hikers on foot and trail riders, the Back Country Horsemen of America told the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Class 1 e-bikes have pedal-assist motors, which means the rider’s own pedaling triggers the motor rather ...

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