On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System announced a Director’s Order to allow the use of low-speed electric bicycles (e-bikes) at national wildlife refuges.  E-bike use is now permitted at any refuge where traditional biking is allowed.  

In 2018, more than 1.3 million people bicycled at 193 national wildlife refuges.  This guidance will enable visitors to use these bicycles with a small electric motor (less than 1 horsepower) power assist in the same manner as traditional bicycles.