E-Bikes Denver: Where Can I Ride?

E-Bikes Denver: Where Can I Ride?

With breathtaking mountain views, expansive park systems, and vibrant urban trails, the Mile High City is a haven for outdoor adventure.

And e-bikes allow you to effortlessly conquer the city’s varied terrain.

Here are some of the best e-bike paths in Denver, along with important rules and regulations to ensure your ride is both fun and safe!

What Are The Best E-Bike Trails And Parks In Denver?

Are E-Bikes Legal In Denver?

Are There E-Bike Incentive Programs In Denver?

Where Can I Find Magnum Bikes In Denver?

E-Bikes Denver FAQs

What Are The Best E-Bike Trails And Parks In Denver?

With so many great places to ride in and around Denver, it’s tough to pick our favorites!

Here are a few great options to choose from.

Cherry Creek Trail

A paved multi-use trail with a cyclist riding a bike or e-bike, surrounded by trees and grass on either side, with a bridge in the background crossing over a river

Denver’s Cherry Creek Trail is a great multi-use path for scenic e-bike rides. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Why We Love It

The Cherry Creek Trail is a beloved 40-mile multi-use trail that runs through the heart of Denver, offering riders a scenic tour of the city's urban and natural landscapes.

The paved trail runs from Confluence Park all the way to Franktown, passing through beautiful parks, historic sites, and fun neighborhoods.

When To Visit

The trail is open year-round and accessible from dawn until dusk.

However, it's best to visit during the spring and fall to avoid both the summer heat and the winter snow.

Which E-Bike Classes Are Allowed?

Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes are permitted on the Cherry Creek Trail, but Class 3 e-bikes are not allowed.

Riders should be aware that the trail is also used by pedestrians and more, so it's important to ride at Denver’s bike path speed limit (15 mph) and be considerate of others on the path.

South Platte River Trail

A view of South Platte River Trail in Denver, with a busy paved path filled with visitors stretching through green grass, trees, and bushes. The trail runs alongside a river, where a kayaker floats, and a bridge is visible in the background.

Outdoor activities abound at Confluence Park along the South Platte River Trail. Image Source: Flickr

Why We Love It

The South Platte River Trail is a 17-mile paved trail that winds along the South Platte River in Denver. It offers stunning views of the city skyline, the river, and the surrounding mountains.

Riders can enjoy numerous stops along the way, including Confluence Park, Denver's Downtown Aquarium, and the Children's Museum of Denver.

When To Visit

The South Platte River Trail is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and is accessible from multiple points along the route.

The trail can get crowded during peak hours, so we recommend visiting early in the morning or on weekdays to avoid crowds.

Which E-Bike Classes Are Allowed?

Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes are permitted on the South Platte River Trail, but Class 3 e-bikes aren't allowed.

Riders are advised to follow trail etiquette, such as keeping to the right, using a bell or vocal warning when passing others, and yielding to pedestrians. Keep to the 15 mph speed limit, too.

High Line Canal Trail

A photo of the High Line Canal Trail at McLellan Reservoir in Littleton with a paved e-bike path winding through a grassy area and trees on either side

High Line Canal Trail Segment 7 passes by McLellan Reservoir in Littleton. Image Source: Flickr

Why We Love It

The High Line Canal Trail is a 71-mile-long trail that stretches from Waterton Canyon in Douglas County to Green Valley Ranch in northeast Denver.

The trail provides a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city, with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and serene waterways. Nearly 200 species of birds can be found along the trail, along with nearly 30 species of mammal and 15 reptile species!

Cyclists, walkers, and runners all enjoy this popular trail.

When To Visit

The trail is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. However, the best times to visit are in the spring and fall, when the weather is mild and the scenery is at its best.

Which E-Bike Classes Are Allowed?

Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes are permitted on this trail, but Class 3 e-bikes aren't allowed.

Yes! Just keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Do not ride e-bikes (or regular bikes) on the sidewalk in Denver

  • If you need to start or end a trip on the sidewalk (such as when parking your e-bike, yield to pedestrians and ride 6 mph or slower

  • There are designated no-ride/no-parking zones throughout Denver; look for signs and respect these areas

  • Obey traffic laws

  • E-bikes and regular bikes are typically allowed to ride in the same places

  • Typical speed limit for bikes and e-bikes on multi-use paths is 15 mph

Do I Need a Driver’s License For E-Bikes In Denver?

No license, registration, or insurance is required to operate an e-bike in Denver.

For more on state regulations, see our post, What Are My Local E-Bike Regulations?

Aerial view of City Park in Denver, Colorado in winter, showing a lake beyond dry grass and barren trees on a clear sunny day

Explore Denver by e-bike — no license required! Image Source: Unsplash

Are There E-Bike Incentive Programs Near Denver?

Colorado has offered e-bike incentive programs in the past and may have active or proposed incentive programs now. There have been a handful of programs specific to Denver, too.

In fact, Colorado has had almost as many e-bike incentive programs as California, making CO the #2 most incentivized state in the nation. Keep it up!

Incentive programs usually have a limited timeframe, a total number of bikes to give away, or a maximum value of the program. So they don’t stay open forever.

See our post all about e-bike incentives for more info and links to regularly updated resources.

Where Can I Find Magnum Bikes In Denver?

We have several dealer locations throughout Colorado, including one in Denver. We also have locations nearby, like Highlands Ranch and Longmont.

This is part of our partnership with more than 250 authorized dealers and flagship stores nationwide.

See all of our Magnum Authorized Dealers in Colorado.

Clear turquoise water surrounded by steep tree-lined cliffs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

We aren’t just in Denver. We’ve got partners to the west, too, including areas like Glenwood Springs. Image Source: Unsplash

E-Bikes Denver FAQs

So get out and see this beautiful state on your e-bike!

Are E-Bikes Street Legal In Colorado?

Yes! E-bikes are street legal in Colorado, including Denver.

E-bikes can ride in the street as well as in bike lanes, and on certain multi-use paths — typically, wherever regular bikes are allowed.

Class 3 e-bikes most commonly face restrictions, keeping them limited to road use.

A cyclist rides on a paved e-bike path alongside a canal that flows under a bridge in Denver Colorado

Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes are permitted on most bike paths in Denver. All 3 classes are street-legal. Image Source: Flickr

What Is The Denver E-Bike Incentive?

Denver has an e-bike rebate voucher program that’s still active as of this article’s writing. The vouchers come in varying amounts based on resident qualifications.

A limited number of rebates are released every other month, and over 5,000 vouchers have been claimed so far.

Can You Ride An Electric Bike On The Sidewalk In Colorado?

No. E-bikes can occupy the sidewalk in order to park, but you must dismount while on the sidewalk.

Let’s ride, Denver!

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