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Electric bikes provide a different means of transportation and recreation


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Electric bikes, or E-bikes, are gaining popularity in Boulder, but not all trails allow them.

Electric bikes, or e-bikes as they are commonly known, have begun to make significant in-roads in the cycling industry.

Eric Bergeson, owner of Niwot Wheel Works, said that in his three years running the local bike shop, he has seen e-bikes grow in popularity. E-bikes, which come equipped with a battery-powered electric motor, come in a variety of makes and models, ranging from road and mountain bikes to hybrid bikes. Per the Boulder-based national cycling advocacy group, PeopleForBikes, there are currently three classes of e-bikes...

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