Petition for Class 2 Electric Bikes to Have Access to Rio Grande Trails

This Petition is prepared on behalf of Class 2 E-Bike owners that cannot attend the RFTA’s July 12, 2018, meeting to voice their request for Class 2 E-Bikes to be given continued access to the Rio Grande Trails.  During this time of establishing new rules and regulations for our safety, we provide you with a brief list of reasons why our Class 2 E-Bikes are beneficial to us and our Community.  The majority of E-Bike owners are baby boomers and use the E-Bikes to go longer distances, go up hills, use for physical and mental therapy, as well as social gatherings.  Many of us need access to the Rio Grande Trail to connect our communities.  Class 2 E-Bikes cuts down on traffic, parking issues, pollution, costs and all the stresses of driving a car.  If it wasn’t for the Class 2 E-Bike, there are a portion of people who would never get outside and enjoy life the way they do now.  The Class 2 E-Bikes bikes only go 20 miles an hour maximum as do the Class 1 E-Bikes, and are ridden with extreme caution and safety.  We, the undersigned, Petition for Class 2 E-Bikes to be given continued access to the Rio Grande Trails not only for our safety and enjoyment but for the benefit of our Community.