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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