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Electric bikes may be regulated in Ohio

Here is an excerpt from a report by – Laura A. Bischoff at

Cycling advocates and bicycle manufacturers are urging Ohio lawmakers to adopt uniform rules of the road for electric-bikes, which use motors and human power to make pedaling easier.
Long popular in Europe, e-bikes are now the fastest growing segment of bicycle sales in the U.S. as aging Baby Boomers look to extend their time in the saddle.
“We believe e-bikes reach an audience of people who wish to stay in the sport longer, and it reaches individuals who see the distance or terrain of their commute as a barrier to bicycling more often,” said Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley…

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