E-bike etiquette on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, June 23, 2020 – The Idaho Panhandle National Forests welcomes e-bikes on motorized roads and trails, offering approximately 5,000 miles of roads and 1,500 miles of trails that are open for motorized travel. Visitors are reminded that e-bikes are still considered a “motor vehicle,” under the USDA Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule. E-bike use on non-motorized roads and trails is restricted in order to continue to protect resources. To learn more, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/e-bikes.

Routes designated for motorized use on National Forest System lands are shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM). It is the user’s responsibility to ensure they are riding on an authorized motorized route by verifying the travel designations on the MVUM. Visitors should not rely on any other maps for making decisions about motorized travel. These maps are provided free of charge at any of Forest Service office (except the Coeur d’Alene Nursery) and at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ipnf/maps-pubs.