The rainy Oregon Coast weather didn't stop this mountain biker from a vigorous ride on Baker Beach near Florence with his dogs.

The rainy Oregon Coast weather didn’t stop this mountain biker from a vigorous ride on Baker Beach near Florence with his dogs.

The Register-Guard

Electric bicycles would be allowed on Oregon beaches as soon as this summer, under a proposal by the state.

Oregon State Parks’ rule changes would permit e-bikes on the sand between the low-tide waterline and vegetation line along portions of the coast, according to Katie Gauthier, legislative and policy coordinator for the state agency. A push by e-bike riders has prompted Oregon State Parks to clarify which of its trails, as well as beaches, are open for e-bikes.

“This would be to allow electric bicycles in the same places (on the beaches) where we allow regular bicycles,” she said.

Where the agency would permit e-bikes on trails would depend on the size of the trail. Popular trails that are wide enough for e-bikes include the Banks-Vernonia State Trail near Portland and the OC and E Woods Line State Trail in and near Klamath Falls.

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