The short answer is no—not yet in America. eMTBs are still relatively new to the United States; laws and policies regarding where you can and can’t ride one are just now being created.
Class 1 eMTBs, like the Shuttle, are permitted on all trails already open to motor vehicles, such as motorcycles.
Your ability to ride a Class 1 eMTB on trails that are closed to motorized traffic, however, varies from state to state and, in some cases, county to county. The number of non-motorized trails open to the Shuttle and other Class 1 eMTBs, however, is growing as land managers learn more about the different types of eMTBs.
How can you tell which trails are open and which are closed to eMTBs? You have a few options. If after consulting the resources below, you are still unsure whether a trail you’d like to ride is open to a Class 1 eMTB like the Shuttle, try to contract the land manager in question.
Trailforks is your guide to more than 111,000 trails around the world. This free app includes a search function highlighting eMTB-legal trails. On the map settings panel, where you see land ownership, swipe the panel to the left to reveal more options. You’ll find the eMTB filter there. Get the Free Trailforks App here.