BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - E-bikes are the newest outdoor craze throughout the country and here in Idaho.
They're not regular bicycles and they're not mopeds – which means they're not easy to define, regulate or sell under Idaho law.
That will all change after Thursday.
Legislation that clarifies Idaho code on e-bikes was signed into law by the governor.
For those who are not familiar, e-bikes use a small electric motor to give a boost to the rider when extra speed is desirable.
This legislation is expected to be a boost to e-bike businesses and consumers alike.
This will break e-bikes into three basic categories, which will help local government decide where riders can use them, and how fast they can go.