Petition for Class 2 Electric Bikes to Have Access to The Loop Shared-Use Bike Path

This Petition is prepared on behalf of Class 2 EBike owners that request access to the Loop shared-use bike path.  During this time of creating new rules and regulations for our safety, we provide you with a brief list of reasons why our EBikes are beneficial to us and our Community.  The majority of EBike owners are baby boomers and use the EBikes to go longer distances, use for physical and mental therapy, as well as social gatherings and commuting.  Many of us go on group rides on the weekends to restaurants, parks, errands, etc.  This cuts down on traffic, parking issues, pollution, costs and all the stresses of driving a car.  If it wasn’t for the Class 2 EBike, there are a portion of people who would never get outside and enjoy life the way they do now.  The bikes only go 20 miles an hour maximum and everyone rides with extreme caution and safety.  We, the undersigned, Petition for Class 2 EBikes to the Loop shared-use bike path which provides us safety and enjoyment of our beautiful Community.  

 

Letter sample:

Date:

To the PIMA County Board of Supervisors:

I ride my Class 2 EBike and request to have access to the Loop shared-use bike path. Due to rules made many years ago, motorized devices were voted against and not allowed access on the Loop trail.  Due to the popularity of EBikes, I understand you are in the process of revising these rules.  My EBike allows me the opportunity to ride my bike longer distances due to my current health issues being ____________________. AND/OR -My Class 2 EBike allows me to save money on gas, and time normally spent in traffic if I had to drive my car. I would like to request you give us continued access to the paths for safety and the opportunity to continue to be active in our own community.

Sincerely yours,