Sun Valley, Idaho | 22 mi
Stunning Western landscapes, narrow singletrack, and a riot of springtime wildflowers make the Greenhorn Gulch trails a sure-fire destination for eMTB’ing. This loop has an instant backcountry feel as soon as you leave the trailhead. From there, the route climbs, twisting westward into the hilly grasslands and ghostly fire-scorched forests. A fun drop back towards the trailhead at the halfway point allows riders to replace their battery before tackling the second loop to the south. Cresting at nearly 7,500’ sets up a long, grin-inducing descent through aspen groves with stunning views to the east
Wake Forest, North Carolina | 25 mi
This popular loop can accommodate a range of mountain bike skills from beginner to advanced, depending on the section of the loop you choose to explore. With 25 miles of trail you'll never get bored!
Ironton, Minnesota | 20 mi
Nestled among the idyllic lakes of central Minnesota lies the 5,000-acre Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area and over 20 miles of mountain bike singletrack. Alternatively tracing the lakes’ shorelines and weaving within a dense forest of birch, aspen, basswood, red oak, and ironwood, the purpose-built trails have earned acclaim from around the country for both their scenery and grin-inducing flow.
Pedaling along city paths or winding country roads, bicycle tourists are rewarded with unique vantage points and stunning views — it’s a travel experience unlike any other. And, as networks of bike trails continue to expand and connect, more journeys destinations than ever are safely accessible by bike. But taking advantage of these extensive networks by traditional pedal bike isn’t feasible for all riders; fortunately, electric bikes make long-distance tours accessible to a broader audience.
When it comes to personal transportation, e-bikes are a big part of the buzz around mobility. The rise in e-bike sales suggests they are here to stay. But just as individuals can reap the rewards, there’s also a business case to be made for supplementing motor pools with e-bikes.
In 1998, Steve and Pam Williams established the Glas Deffryn Ranch. Located 17 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the 200-acre ranch is home to purebred Scottish Highland Cattle that the couple raise for beef and breeding. Steve and Pam have lots of transportation options on the ranch including a flatbed truck, ATVs and tractors. But none of those vehicles allowed Steve to navigate narrow trails and paths to the far corners of the property. He was forced to do that on foot, often requiring several trips back and forth when he needed heavy supplies. That all changed in 2015 when he tested an electric bike during a demo.
In some circles, electric bicycles have an undeserved bad reputation. Like just about anything new, they require an open mind and a positive attitude. As their popularity skyrockets around the world, it’s only a matter of time before e-bikes really take off in the U.S. Fact is stronger than fiction, so here are 10 e-bike myths and the truth behind them.
Federal land management agencies have historically defined electric bicycles (e-bikes) as motor vehicles and therefore restrict their usage in many of the places we love to ride bikes on public lands. These long-standing laws do not recognize what a modern day, low speed e-bike is and the benefits it provides communities nationwide.