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Offroad e-bikes: Cool tech, but headache for land managers

Which bikes are OK on which trails?

Michael Rodriguez rides an electric mountain bike on a trail in Fairhaven on June 4. This Seattle Electric Bike is designed to provide varying levels of pedal assistance depending on what the rider selects.
Michael Rodriguez rides an electric mountain bike on a trail in Fairhaven in June 2023. This e-bike is designed to provide varying levels of pedal assistance, depending on what the rider selects. (Kyle Tubbs/Cascadia Daily News)
By Elliott Almond CDN Contributor
Mountain biking began four decades ago with turf wars over trail access. The bikers eventually organ

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