I was under the impression that electric bicycles/e-bikes were governed by the same rules as a bicycle without electric assist...so long as the 'motor' was less than 500 watts and did not go faster than 20 mph?
I was planning on taking a trip to DC, from MI (my home) later this month and ride the C&O towpath/trail, but I was told that no sort of 'motorized' vehicle, including electric bikes, was allowed on the path?!
Along those lines, I found some websites on the 'net that do tours in National Parks on "electric bikes"...so, what's up with that?!
Are there different rules for every Nat. Pk.? and if a guy can ride his e-bike in one Nat. Pk. but not another, how does that make sense?
thanks in advance for your feedback...
Jim K...just outside the Motor City