If you're in Washington and riding a 3000 watt ebike on a trail, you're breaking the law. I know, I have 1000 watts on mine, and I ride them as well at times. 750 watts is the legal limit here. Be very careful out there. Any injury to another can be an expensive lawsuit. The law say's this: To be legally considered e-bikes in Washington, bikes need to have a seat, operable pedals, two to three wheels, and an electric motor that can have a power output of up to 750 watts.Feb 22, 2023I commute on my 3000w ebike on this trail and I see no problem here with e-bikes. The biggest problem I had when I stopped in the middle of the trail to handle a flag to a bicyclust who dropped it on the trail and the acoustic bike ciclists behind me yelled on me to clear the way but they did not even try to apply brake and passed me dangerously close probably thinking that I somehow have to sence them being me and figure out which way to move out of their way. When I see people occupy the middle of the lane I use my brake to slow down and safely and slowly go around them and I do not even use voice or ring because of I know that it can scare people and they can jump on my way being scared.
Acustic bikes are actually more dangerous and more aggressive here because of they hate to slow down or to stop because of they have to waist energy on it while E-bikers are OK to slow down because of it will be effodlessly for them to accelerate after slowing down.