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A Comparison of Environmental Impacts from Mountain Bicycles, Class 1 Electric Mountain Bicycles, and Motorcycles: Soil Displacement and Erosion on Bike-Optimized Trails in a Western Oregon Forest

Topic: Electric BicycleseMTBSustainability
Type: Report
Author: International Mountain Bicycling Assocation (IMBA)
Year: 2015

This study measured soil displacement and erosion resulting from traditional mountain bicycles, electric mountain bicycles (eMTBs), and off-road motorcycles (i.e. dirt bikes), and found that soil displacement and tread disturbance from Class 1 eMTBs and traditional mountain bikes were not significantly different.

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