Not true. Just the opposite, as defined by federal law. An ebike is explicitly not a motorized vehicle. It is just a bicycle.
“In addition, electric bicycles are explicitly not “motor vehicles” for the purposes of federal law, and are not subject to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle standards. As a practical matter, Public Law 107-319 ensures that electric bicycles are designed, manufactured, and tested like traditional bicycles for the purposes of consumer product safety law. The main provisions of Public Law 107-319 are codified at 15 U.S.C. § 2085.”
I find that many people in front of me on trails are wearing earbuds, and/or have hearing loss . I may need to upgrade my bell . Any suggestions ?If the angry gangs of old people on ebikes would stop running regular bikers off the trail and then laughing about it and if they would announce with a ring of their bell or a friendly "on your left" when over taking people wouldn't be so upset. Sadly, ebikers travel in mobs and have no respect for anyone on the trails. More articles like the one from this woman will open people's eyes to this dangerous trend in two wheeled travel
haha so funny yet so trueGet one of those mobile phone blocking devices. When they lose internet connection they automatically stop, wave the mobile around, look up at the skye then start crying. That should give you time to pass.
Just be carefull to turn it off in traffic - the poor drivers would have to stop texting.
I got the "you are cheating " barked at me a few weeks ago on an MTB trail a few weeks ago, and even I was shocked at my immediate reply " I don't even know your wife "I think I've found the perfect response to the taunt "you're cheating!"... I've already been told I'm cheating numerous times.. My response from now on is going to be "who am I cheating?"
The laws already exist, hence the classifications@Rincon Federal law does not define reality. If it has a motor, it’s a motorized vehicle. Federal law is often ignored by states. Federal law can change overnight. Federal law does not apply to the rest of the world.
If ebikes continue to grow in popularity, federal, state and local laws will be revised. We now have eBike sold online that can go 40 mph. A Vespa owner with their drivers license, inspection, tags and insurance being passed by an eBike rider with none of those is absurd. Laws will change.
If reality for you is defined by the government, then it is pointless for me to say anything else. So I’m outta here