Colorado Springs adopted the recent state regulations and allows Class 1 e-bikes (pedal assisted, no throttle, max. speed 20mph) on all tier 1 and tier 2 system trails. Concrete trails like the Pikes Peak Greenway, Shooks Run, Midland, Sinton, Cottonwood Creek etc all are open to pedal-assist e-bikes.
At this time, mountain e-bikes are NOT allowed on any of the city’s soft-surface tier 3 trails – unless someone is covered under the ADA. That means trails within Palmer Park, Red Rock, Ute Valley, Stratton, North Cheyenne Canon etc are not currently open to mountain e-bikes.
City parks initiated a process last year to allow the community to consider allowing e-mountain bikes in regional parks and open spaces. The pandemic temporarily halted the process.
TOSC surveyed members years ago and found members to be divided on the issue. When the process resumes, we will let you know.