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E-Bikes at Full Cycle Bikes

We here at Full Cycle have fully embraced the blossoming world of e-bikes. We love how e-bikes can simplify your daily commute, expand your access to new roads and trails, and create ways for people to enjoy the sport of cycling with a wider range of riding partners. Learn more about the types of e-bikes, accessibility and legislation in Boulder and the state of Colorado, and how you can try or buy an e-bike with us here at Full Cycle!


E-Bike Classes

Class 1 E-Bikes

Class 1 E-bikes are pedal-assist e-bikes that must be pedaled to activate the motor

  • These bikes will assist you up to 20 mph 
  • Motors will range in power up to 750 watts
  • These bikes are most commonly commuter bikes, hybrid bikes, and mountain bikes
  • Battery range can vary greatly depending on the type of bike, combined rider and cargo weight, and how much assistance a rider chooses to use

Class 3 E-Bikes

Class 3 E-bikes are pedal-assist e-bikes that must be pedaled to activate the motor

  • These bikes will assist you up to 28 mph 
  • Class 3 motors will range in power up to 750 watts 
  • These bikes are most commonly road bikes, some commuter bikes, and some gravel bikes
  • Some cargo bikes like the Specialized Globe Haul and Momentum Cito E+ can add or come with equipped with a throttle
  • Battery range can vary greatly depending on the type of bike, combined rider and cargo weight, and how much assistance a rider chooses to use

Class 2 E-Bikes

Class 2 E-bikes are throttle-assisted bikes that do not require you to pedal your bike to activate the throttle. These bikes will assist you up to 20 MPH. We do not carry or perform service on these types of E-bikes at Full Cycle.

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E-Bikes on Boulder Trails and Open Space

The City of Boulder and Boulder County have evolving regulations around where you can ride different types of e-bikes and which types of e-bikes you can ride on specific trails and paths.

The City of Boulder now allows Class 1 and Class 2 E-bikes to be ridden on designated OSMP trails, highlighted in the map here. Class 3 e-bikes are prohibited on Boulder Open Space Trails, both paved and dirt.

Boulder County has additional designated trails that allow e-bikes, primarily in the plains and on regional commuting trails.


Special Note on Jefferson County: Just south of Boulder County, Jefferson County which includes areas such as Golden, Evergreen, and Cold Creek Canyon have more liberal rules about where e-bikes can and cannot be ridden. Unless a trail is designated as a hiker-only trail or explicitly says "no bikes," you may ride a class 1 or 2 e-bike on Jefferson Country Trails. So especially for those looking to ride more single-track mountain bike trails, this is a great nearby option. Visit the Jeffco Open Space Website to learn more.

Renting an E-Bike at Full Cycle

Full Cycle offers cruiser e-bikes year-round and e-mountain bikes during the summer months. 

Whether you are looking for a fun way to explore Boulder with your friends and family or hoping to explore new trails that felt inaccessible on a standard mountain bike, we have options! Rent an e-bike to get on roads and trails in ways you never could before!


Colorado State E-Bike Tax Credit - Save $450!

The City of Boulder and the State of Colorado have offered various rebates, vouchers, and tax credits for Colorado residents to use specifically on e-bikes at Colorado retailers. 

Funding for the 2023 State and City rebate programs have ended. However, starting April 1st, 2024, all Colorado residents regardless of income will be able to receive an e-bike tax credit in the form of a $450 discount on any qualifying e-bike at a Colorado retailer.

Complete Affidavit to Receive Discount

Learn More About the Colorado E-Bike Tax Credit

Safe Riding is Fun Riding

Electric bicycles are a fun, healthy, and safe way to explore the great outdoors and make short trips more enjoyable. With more people discovering the many joys and benefits of riding an e-bike, People For Bikes created video content to share the basics of maintaining your e-bike, handling and charging your e-bike battery, and riding safely while out on the road or trail. Whether you’re new to riding or just need a refresher, everyone can learn and benefit from this content.


E-Bike Battery Recycling

When your battery reaches the end of its life, bring it to us! Keep it out of the dumpster, landfill, or tossed in the back of your garage. We are a certified drop-off location for Call2Recycle, the country's leading consumer battery recycling and stewardship program. We will safely ship your used battery so it can be broken down into base parts to be put back into the supply chain to manufacture new energy storage products in the future!