W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Announces E-Bike Policy

USACE Wilmington
Published Sept. 20, 2022
Updated: Sept. 20, 2022
New E-bike policy

New E-Bike Policy

On 16 August 2022, W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir established a policy regarding the operation of E-Bikes. This policy ensures compliance with   36 CFR § 327, Part 327.2 (e), which provides “No person shall operate any vehicle in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger any person, property or environmental feature.”.

An electric bicycle (E-Bike) is defined as any bicycle with an electric motor that assists the rider in propelling the bike while the operator is pedaling. E-Bikes do not include fully electric cycles without pedals.

E-Bikes are prohibited except for Class 1 E-Bikes which may be operated on trails designated as multi-use including the Dark Mountain, Overmountain Victory, and Warrior Creek Trail Systems. A Class 1 E-Bike is an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 miles per hour.

Class 1 E-Bikes may also be operated on designated roadways within recreation areas and campgrounds. Operation of E-Bikes in undesignated areas is prohibited.

For questions regarding this policy, please contact the Visitor Assistance Center at 336-921-3390 or visit the center at 499 Reservoir Road in Wilkesboro, NC. For additional information on W. Kerr Scott and other projects in the district, please go to the Wilmington District’s website www.saw.usace.army.mil .

Johnny E. Jones

Release no. 22-009