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Reply To: Electric assist bikes?

David C., February 22, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Mootsman – agreed. The industry classes are non binding. But they were a useful addition to the discussion. I agree with you that they are not statutory. They have been helpful to me but they are, indeed, nowhere in the code.

Neither is an unqualified 20 mph speed limit.

Which is why I was disappointed to read RAGBRAI directing teams to enforce the definition of bicycle while introducing yet another statutorily undefined term: ebike, which is at odds with the statutory definition.

I think it confuses things to direct teams and clubs to enforce the definition of a bicycle and also to tell them an ebike is speed limited to 20 mph. RAGBRAI can limit ebikes to 20 mph without qualification but then don’t also tell teams and clubs to enforce the definition of a bicycle. They’re not the same.

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