Here’s the boring stuff you need to know to enjoy Scottsdale with e-assisted bikes, scooters, hoverboards and skateboards. And not get a big fine.
It might be a yawn, so here’s the bigger picture of all the fun on our paths and trails!
- Bicyling and other self-propelled wheeled vehicles
- Our trails, both in the city and mountain trails
- Scottsdale’s fabulous parks, including trails
Motorized vehicles, including ATVs and motorcycles, are prohibited on our paths and trails.
Motorized wheelchairs and electric personal assistive mobility devices are allowed, but no joyriding on Grandma’s scooter or escaping on one from a nearby store! Yes, I have seen Fry’s riding carts abandoned on the greenbelt.
e-Bikes are allowed — Specifics and Rules:
E-bikes consist of 3 classes. Class 1 and 2 e-bikes, which provide assistance of up to 20 miles per hour, are allowed multi-use paths.
- Class 3 e-bikes, providing assistance over 20 miles per hour, are not allowed.
- Stand-up electric mini-scooters are allowed on multi-use paths.
- Hoverboards, hoverboard skateboards, etc. are also allowed.
- No e-bike riding is permitted on the covered sidewalks in Old Town Scottsdale.
- No e-bikes are permitted on the McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve Trails.
Scottsdale Lifestyle Blogger
I’m a 5th generation native Arizona gal who loves showing and telling what makes Scottsdale an amazing place to visit and make home! I hope you enjoy our city through my lens, making your own discoveries and memories here!