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Electric Mountain Bikes Or Not On Park City Trails?

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  Heinrich Deters of Park City Municipal and Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation join the show to introduce a new randomized City survey on electric mountain bikes and distinguish that survey from the Mountain Trails survey from late last year. Should electric mountain bikes (E-MTB's) be allowed beyond the streets of Park City and onto the non-motorized single track? After all, an E-MTB has a motor. But many would say that E-MTB's are here - here to stay, and Park City just has to deal with it. They help those aging or mobility challenged recreationists already  (they are allowed on the trails for those groups), but what about those who simply can’t otherwise make it up the trail with the forward momentum they want? 

 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
Pete Stoughton is the Brand Relations Manager at Trail and Ultra Running as well as the Director of Programs at CCPC. Basically, he is the behind the scenes guy at TAUR. When he's not getting his TAUR on, or running 2-3,000 miles a year. His own personal running ranges from 100 mile races to track workouts. Nevertheless, a scenic run with friends is were he finds inner peace.