All Trails and Paths Open to E-bikes
Under new legislation, ARS 28-819: "An operator of an electric bicycle is granted all the rights and privileges and is subject to all of the duties of a person riding a bicycle."
Our local stomping ground, Maricopa County, has welcomed e-bikes on bike paths, and several parks with mountain bike trails! You can ride electric bikes with a max power-assist speed of 20mph (class 1 and class 2) on bicycle and multiuse paths. Mountain bike trails have been made available based on land management. While still banned from federal land, they are allowed in Arizona Parks & Trails based on current bicycles rules.
Power-assisted bikes that go over 20mph (class 3) are not allowed on bicycle or multiuse paths unless it is adjacent to a highway or the local authority over the path allows the operation. Please look for signage when riding and know before you go.As laws change and uses are being defined, please ride responsibly and check ahead before you head to the trail.
Where to Ride a Mountain E-Bike in Arizona
Is vehicle insurance needed for an electric bicycle?
Just like a traditional bicycle, electric bikes do not require obtaining a title, registration, paying vehicle license tax, having a driver license or vehicle insurance. Although you do not need insurance your vehicle insurance may cover you on your bike if an unfortunate event occurs on the road – check your policy.
How do you know what class of e-bike you have?
As of 2019, manufacturers and distributors of electric bicycles have added a required sticker that includes the classification number, top assisted speed and motor wattage of the electric bicycle. If it's pre-2019 try searching your specific bike in our catalog and check out the product details for more information. Can't find what you need? Bring your bike in and we can help you out.