State Park Biking Changes Coming


Arkansas State Parks has initiated a new directive that allows Class 1 electric mountain bikes on park trails where mountain bikes are allowed. It has also developed a directive that will guarantee anyone traveling through a park — on foot or on a bike — a camping spot even if none is available. The changes must be approved by the Arkansas Legislative Council. Joe Jacobs of State Parks said the changes would be presented soon after the General Assembly wraps up. He didn’t anticipate any opposition. A Class 1 E-bike is a low-speed, pedal-assisted bicycle