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R on 7/29/2019 11:24:57 PM:
Are there any rules or restrictions against e-bikes on the GAP or C&O?

 
telo from pittsburgh on 7/30/2019 7:51:10 AM:
This subject was discussed in detail several months ago on this forum and it was determined that all types of electrically assisted devices are strictly prohibited from the C & O and the GAP trails.

 
Randy on 7/30/2019 8:59:16 AM:
Is there a way to search this forum to find that discussion somewhere in the 106 pages?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 7/30/2019 10:18:20 AM:
Randy that's a good point, thanks for bringing it up. In fact I do have a forum search on one of the other bike trail websites that I run (BikeKatyTrail.com). This won't help you right now, but give me a few days and I will get that forum search feature integrated into THIS website. Then at least in the future you'll be able to do a simple search instead of digging through page after page looking for a topic. More details soon - Happy trails!

 
Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 7/30/2019 10:21:46 AM:
I don't know for a fact if they are specifically restricted but I have seen them on the trail and have not seen any evidence of any attempt to enforce such a restriction. Of those that I have seen the riders are generally older and use them solely for power assistance and not speed. Any combustion engine is clearly prohibited. The following are a couple of articles I found related to your question. The latter pertains to the Montour Trail around the south suburbs of Pittsburgh rather that the GAP Trail itself. https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2011/03/21/Electric-bikes-OK-d-for-Great-Allegheny-Passage-trail-use/stories/201103210210 https://montourtrail.org/plan-a-visit/rules/

 
JK on 7/30/2019 11:11:01 AM:
Not true

 
Randy on 7/30/2019 12:50:02 PM:
JK...which comment above is "not true?"

 
Dewey on 7/30/2019 2:59:32 PM:
C&O has an ebike ban because it's National Park Service who have a nation-wide ebike trail ban. GAP on the other hand does permit ebikes up to 750w source: https://gaptrail.org/plan-a-visit/trip-preparations/trail-rules

 
Tampa_Biker from Tampa on 7/30/2019 3:59:27 PM:
There is a search already on the site. It is right next to the merchandise box on the top. Also, you can do a Google search on any site by typing in the word site followed by a colon and then the website followed by a space and then the search term. For instance, suppose you want to search all bikecando for tires. Type in the following into the search box: site:bikecando.com tires or suppose you wanted to search Trek's website for tires. Search for site:trekbikes.com tires (note: you may get advertisements too!) I am assuming other search engines besides Google have something similar.

 
bike guy from robinson on 7/30/2019 4:31:50 PM:
The 750w assist on the GAP is only good for "disabled persons", not for general use by non-disabled.

 
Randy on 7/30/2019 4:51:35 PM:
@Tampa_Biker, I tried that and the search does not search the forum.

 
Ray (webmaster) on 8/1/2019 9:36:19 PM:
OK, the forum search is now ready. It's on the right-hand side near the top of the forum page; look for the magnifying glass icon. I tested it by searching electric bike (1 discussion) and e-bike (several discussions). The topic of e-bikes has been pretty well discussed in this thread by now, but hopefully the Forum Search will be helpful for lots of other searches. Happy trails!

 
Randy on 8/2/2019 11:56:35 AM:
Thanks Ray!!!