Michigan becomes 7th state to adopt model e-bike classification

NOV 2 2017

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By Doug McClellan

LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) – Michigan this week became the seventh state to adopt a three-tiered classification system for electric bikes.

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a trio of bills, backed by e-bike manufacturers and cycling advocates, that also allows e-bikes on certain trails.

"Michigan's trails and natural resources bring together Michiganders and visitors from around the world, and these bills help bicyclists experience the beauty of Pure Michigan in a new, exciting way," Snyder said in a statement.

Morgan Lommele, the e-bike campaigns manager for PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, said that with the Michigan legislation, 25 percent of the U.S. bike market is now covered by the industry's preferred system for classifying e-bikes — up from zero in just 2½ years.

Read full article here and learn what other states have already adopted eBike legislation.


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