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mountain biker riding on an eBike with wild flowers around

E-Bikes Now Permitted at BBMR

Posted On: Jun 11, 2020

mountain biker riding on an eBike with wild flowers around

CLASS 1 PEDAL-ASSIST E-BIKES APPROVED AT SUMMIT BIKE PARK


E-BIKE ALERT – Big Bear Mountain Resort has received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to allow class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (e-bikes/e-mtb) at Summit Bike Park just in time for the start of the 2020 summer season.

For the uninitiated, e-bikes are bicycles equipped with a battery-powered “assist” that can be engaged while pedaling. When you pedal on an e-bike, the electric battery kicks in and provides additional pedaling power. E-bikes are a great option for beginners, riders with physical limitations, or anyone looking for a boost while riding -- from uphill ascents to all-day expeditions.

E-bikes will be permitted on the following Summit Bike Park trails.

PERMITTED TRAILS
PROHIBITED TRAILS
Blue Steel
Miracle Mile
Party Wave
Small Wonder
Turtle Trail
10-ply
Westridge
Bristlecone
Dickies
Going Green
Fall Line
Fern Trail
Skyline
Towne Trail

NOTE: E-bikes are not allowed on any non-motorized USFS trails in the valley but are permitted on all roads and trails that are open to motor vehicles. All bikes will be inspected prior to loading on chairlifts. Class 2 and 3 e-bikes are not permitted on lifts or BBMR trails.

close up photo of an ebike handle bar

close up photo of an ebike

Summit Bike Park is now open daily, 10AM-4PM, through Labor Day, Sept. 7, before switching to weekend-only operations through the end of the season on Oct. 11.
 
Whether you're an e-bike enthusiast or a more traditional MTB rider, now is a great time to come experience the thrill of traversing 1,200 feet of vertical drop, featuring an exciting mix of jumps, berms, and man-made features at Southern California’s premier lift-served, gravity-fed bike park.

Check out this eMTB map shared by PeopleforBikes.org on great eMTB rides and advocacy tools to make the case for sensible eMTB access for Big Bear Lake.

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