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eMTB Trails

With e-bikes now firmly established in our cycling community, we welcome the responsibility of integrating this new user group with our state partners, public land managers, and the communities we represent. Class 1 eMTBs can play an important role in enhancing accessibility, breaking barriers, and meeting the needs of individuals with health and mobility challenges. NEMBA supports the use of Class 1 eMTBs where legally permitted by land managers and owners.

As members of the mountain bike community, we all serve as ambassadors for the sport, and respecting established policies is paramount alongside our efforts to improve access.  eMTB users, like all MTB users, must understand and adhere to local rules and policies set by landowners and managers, ensuring they ride only where permitted.

eMTBs and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Did you know the Americans with Disabilities Act gives disabled riders the right to use ebikes and other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD) on mountain bike trails otherwise closed to e-bikes? If you see a disabled rider on an OPDMD on any state land, public land, or private land open to the public, please welcome them and know they are riding legally on the trails. (The only exception is federal lands at this time- which are not subject to the ADA.)   

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The following locations currently welcome Class 1 e-bikes, but regulations and access for eMTBs are often subject to change. If you know of other e-bike-friendly locations or updates to regulations, please inform us at to help us maintain an accurate list.


Norbrook Brewery Trails, Colebrook
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown


Essex Woods, Bangor
Bangor City Forest, Bangor
Carrabassett Valley Trails, Carrabassett (please check link for open trails)
Freeman Ridge Bike Park, Kingfield
University of Maine Trails, Orono

New Hampshire

Bear Brook State Park, Allentown
Green Woodlands, Dorchester
Franklin Falls Dam, Franklin
PRKR Mountain, Littleton
Grater Woods, Merrimack
Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimack
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham
Stratham Hill Park, Stratham

Rhode Island

No information available.