Public e-bike tutorials wrap up this week

Apr 10, 2018

Credit Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) are finishing up their public tutorials on e-bikes. On Wednesday, they’re in Glenwood Springs, and on Thursday, they will be in Basalt.

Since the beginning of April, RFTA and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails have been taking the public’s temperature on electric-powered bicycles, or e-bikes. There are three classes of e-bikes, ranked on the power of their motor. Class 1 and 2, which are less powerful, are allowed on the Rio Grande Trail up to the border of Pitkin County at Emma Road.


The RFTA board has discussed creating a unified policy towards e-bikes on the trail. That’s why they want to hear from the public, both at these tutorials and through an online survey.


The tutorial at Glenwood Springs will be held Wednesday at the high school parking lot, from 4 to 6 p.m. On Thursday, in Basalt, the tutorial will be next to the high school parking lot, also from 4 to 6 p.m.


RFTA hopes to present the survey results to the board in May.