Rockland Preserve management has a clear and consistent stance on e-bikes. They share the opinion of NEMBA which states:
“The recreational use of electric and power-assisted bicycles, ORVs or ATVs on natural surface trails should be managed using the same guidelines and policies as other motorized vehicles.”
At Rockland, there is zero tolerance for motorized transport. At some points this has even been policed by helicopter surveillance and confiscation of unauthorized equipment. The emergence of e-bikes blurs the line between motorized vehicles and bikes and presents a potentially destructive mechanism that could harm relations with all wheeled users of Rockland Preserve.
The rules are clear, e-bikes of all classifications are not allowed at Rockland Preserve.