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Local Trail Users Support E-Bikes Before House

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By Ross Boissoneau

Two longtime local trail supporters, George Lombard and Linda Deneen, testified in front of the Michigan House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Standing Committee on a set of bills designed to define and classify electric-powered bicycles. Electric bikes, or e-bikes, utilize a battery-powered motor for extra power.

The bills would serve to define e-bikes as bikes that must follow the same rules as pedal-only bikes, and in most cases would also give local authority to land managers of non-motorized trails to decide whether or not to allow e-bikes…

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