North Myrtle Beach City Council is considering a measure to restrict E-Bikes from the oceanfront beaches during the peak summer tourist season.
E-bikes are growing in popularity, especially among Horry County’s senior citizen population.
Summer 2022, North Myrtle Beach experienced an E-bike accident on the beachfront, where one beachgoer was injured.
This past incident is causing the City of North Myrtle Beach to consider limiting E-Bike usage on the beachfront.
An electric bike, or ebike, is a bicycle equipped with an electric bike motor which assists the rider when he or she is pedaling. The motor gets its power from a rechargeable battery mounted on the bike.
The E-bike assists the rider, but does not propel the rider on its on. As a result, you need to pedal the e-bike to get that assistance.
Electric bike systems offer different styles, options and modes to choose from, allowing you to balance the amount of speed and power supplied through the pedals featuring different ranges of battery life.
The vast majority of e-bikes reach a top speed of around 20 miles per hour (mph). Class 3 e-bikes that have exceptional drive systems or throttles reach a top speed of 30 mph.
However, an electric bike with 5000w motor, offering 26-inch tires can reach a max speed approximately 50-65mph (80-100 km/h).