Trail group sues Forest Service for allowing e-bikes on trails

SACRAMENTO (BRAIN) — A group of trail and forest advocates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Class 1 e-bikes on non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest without first conducting a public study.

The lawsuit filed Oct. 23 cites a violation of the Travel Management rule, which limits motorized access to certain U.S. Forest Service trails. Before opening non-motorized trails to e-bike use, the Tahoe National Forest should have had a public study that includes analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act to assess the impact of the decision, according to the suit filed in federal court.

Read the rest of the story here: https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2019/11/19/tahoe-national-forest-sued-allowing-e-bikes-non-motorized-trails-without#.XqzuE6hKi01

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