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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! List of eBike legal MTB trails in San Diego County

    I was wondering where MTB eBikes can be legally ridden in So Cal so I'm asking you to post up trails that you know ARE legal.

    *This thread is not intended to flame hate against eBikes
    **If you don't like em, move to another post
    *** Just post the trails where they can be ridden please
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    If you plan to participate in this thread and post that a specific trail IS or IS NOT legal for eBikes, please include a link to the Trail Managers Website that backs up what you are saying. Anyone who posts trash arguments like "california made them legal everywhere" etc will get deleted. Back up your claims with facts, not speculative arguments about the meaning of codes. In California each land managing agency has the right to allow or deny bikes on natural surface trails, if they have not made a stance one way or the other please do not make assumptions for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    If you plan to participate in this thread and post that a specific trail IS or IS NOT legal for eBikes, please include a link to the Trail Managers Website that backs up what you are saying. Anyone who posts trash arguments like "california made them legal everywhere" etc will get deleted. Back up your claims with facts, not speculative arguments about the meaning of codes. In California each land managing agency has the right to allow or deny bikes on natural surface trails, if they have not made a stance one way or the other please do not make assumptions for them.
    Thanks for adding that. My neighbor purchased one and he's one to say they're legal anywhere in Calif but I know that's not correct, hence the thread posting
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    I know of two places in Los Angeles County where it is clearly posted that they are not legal. I realize that this doesn't fall into the zone that the OP is asking about but it does prove that it is not legal to ride them anywhere you want to in Cali.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    I know of two places in Los Angeles County where it is clearly posted that they are not legal. I realize that this doesn't fall into the zone that the OP is asking about but it does prove that it is not legal to ride them anywhere you want to in Cali.
    Yep, I would guess that the not legal list will end up to be a bit longer
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    the San Diego City attorney has ruled all mountain bikes, class one, and class two ebike mountain bikes fall under the same category. Therefore, on San Diego city property where the mountain bike is legal to ride, the class 1 or class 2 ebike lcan be used unless it is expressly signed as prohibited.

    This is NOT the same for SD County property. Currently they are prohibited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bankerboy View Post
    the San Diego City attorney has ruled all mountain bikes, class one, and class two ebike mountain bikes fall under the same category. Therefore, on San Diego city property where the mountain bike is legal to ride, the class 1 or class 2 ebike lcan be used unless it is expressly signed as prohibited.

    This is NOT the same for SD County property. Currently they are prohibited.
    So would Black Mt and Penasquitos be legal to ride them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider127 View Post
    So would Black Mt and Penasquitos be legal to ride them?
    BM is city, Im not sure about PQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankerboy View Post
    the San Diego City attorney has ruled all mountain bikes, class one, and class two ebike mountain bikes fall under the same category. Therefore, on San Diego city property where the mountain bike is legal to ride, the class 1 or class 2 ebike lcan be used unless it is expressly signed as prohibited.

    This is NOT the same for SD County property. Currently they are prohibited.
    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryman View Post
    Link?
    https://www.sdmba.com/electric_mount...ke_informa.php

    PQ rangers have an eBike they use on occasion to patrol. It is a patchwork of mostly city land but there is some county on these East end.

    Both the senior rangers in Black Mountain and PQ are open to their use. If you head north of Lake Hodges, that is managed by the Joint Powers Association (JPA) which is a mix of city, county, and state so eBikes are a no-no there.
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    Great info BankerBoy. Thanks

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    Corral Canyon OHV area allows eBikes. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cleve...telprdb5277155

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