Electric bicycles are cool hybrids between the human engine and an electric booster. An electric motor goes in the hub of your bike, a rechargeable battery goes on the back rack, and a throttle goes on the handle bar. Need a little boost to make it up the hill, or want to make it to work without getting completely sweaty? Just press the throttle and while you are pedalling, the electric motor will kick in and motivate that bike forward with you. Dont need any help at all? The electric motor will kick off and you can enjoy the ride.
At the last Bike to Work Day, electric bicycles were on display at the Rosslyn station. Every now and again I see a cyclist with that tell-tale extra large hub. They all say they love the bikes (as they buzz past me quickly up the Custis Trail hill). I am seriously considering the electric bike alternative.
But according to this Arlington Parks and Recreation Sign, they are illegal.
That's a mistake, right!?! Right??!! Arlington County Parks and Recreation, can you please clarify that electric bicycles are not in fact prohibited on Arlington trails.