In a move which is the first of its kind Moab has banned any non human powered bikes from it’s mountain bike specific trails. The new rules say that the Moab BLM “has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on motorized trails.” This is more than likely a rule which will have a ripple effect across the globe with many other trail centers bound to adopt similar rules. Will this have a negative impact on the wave of new battery assisted e-bikes which are currently hitting the market. These were once a very small niche market but with major players like Lapierre unveiling new e-bikes it makes you ask the question where will you be able to use these new electric bikes.