e-Bikes Making it Easier to Enjoy the Outdoors


Over the last few years, electric bikes (e-bikes) have gained momentum and have increased access to the outdoors for exercise and recreation.

The rise of e-bikes has brought other benefits as well, including increased livability and greener transportation.
Today, e-bikes are also seen as a major green transportation solution that helps take cars off the road and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2019, the Park District Board of Directors, after a pilot program showed e-bikes were a compatible use, amended the District’s rules and regulations to allow Class 1 and 2 e-bikes on select paved regional trails.

The Park District emphasizes, however, that e-bikes must abide by existing biking rules, including following the 15 miles per hour speed limit and calling out or ringing a bell when passing other trail users. 

Regional Trails that Allow e-Bikes
Alameda Creek Trail (paved only)
Big Break Trail
Contra Costa Canal Trail
Delta De Anza Trail
George Miller Trail
Iron Horse Trail
Lafayette Moraga Trail
Marsh Creek Trail

Learn more on our Biking page.

Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor