DWR reminding Utahns that some e-bikes are banned in wildlife management areas

Nov 14, 2022, 11:00 AM
a woman rides her e-bike, e-bikes are now banned in certain wildlife areas in Utah...
Marisa Weinberg, minerals and surface lease analyst for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, rides an e-bike across a sandbar to Fremont Island on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re heading into the great outdoors, think twice about what you’re taking with you. A new rule banning certain e-bikes from wildlife and waterfowl management areas recently took effect.

According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah Wildlife Board passed a rule this summer banning two classes of e-bikes from wildlife management areas.

The new rule classifies Class 2 and Class 3 electronic bikes as motorized vehicles. Those two classes of e-bikes can self-propel.

The DWR said wildlife and waterfowl management areas with restrictions have signs advising visitors about the rule. The state only allows motorized vehicles in management areas on designated roads.

The DWR said the restrictions exist to protect the state’s wildlife and its habitats.

Heather Kelly contributed to this article.


Today’s Top Stories


sleigh rides in utah are pictured, a horse drawn sleigh is pictured...
Alejandro Lucero

Utah DWR offering horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides for the first time in two years

Sleigh rides in Utah have been on pause for the last two years at the Hardware Wildlife Management Area, but they're finally back.
3 months ago
controlled burns...
Elizabeth Weiler

Controlled burns happening across the state, officials advise

Across Utah controlled burns are occurring with piles of burning brush. Before reporting a wildfire, confirm that it isn't a controlled burn.
3 months ago
Image of the cows who were hit by cars after walking onto highway 13 in Tremonton (Photo courtesy o...
Chandler Holt

Cows on highway cause multiple accidents

Several cows found themselves on Highway 13 Saturday morning. It is unknown at this time where the cows came from or who they are owned by.
3 months ago
As Antarctica's emperor penguins are increasingly threatened by the climate crisis, the flightless ...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Antarctica’s emperor penguins at risk of extinction due to the climate crisis

As Antarctica's emperor penguins are increasingly threatened by the climate crisis, the flightless seabirds will receive new protections under the Endangered Species Act, or ESA.
3 months ago
How does the Utah Hogle Zoo transport animals during a fire?...
Waverly Golden

How does the Hogle Zoo move animals during a fire

The Hogle Zoo holds fire drills periodically in case the real thing occurs, but how does the zoo move animals during a fire?
3 months ago
honey bees electricity...
Hafsa Khalil, CNN

Honeybees produce as much electricity as a thunderstorm, study shows

Honey bees create an electric charge during flight as a result of friction in the air. The size of the charge varies between species.
3 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
DWR reminding Utahns that some e-bikes are banned in wildlife management areas