BEND, OR -- The U-S Interior Department has issued an order to allow Class 1, 2 and 3 E-Bikes on lands the agency manages. This means E-Bikes would be allowed on BLM, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. The Chair of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance, Bruce Schroeder, says, "Our main goal in this is to educate our ridership about what's new and what the scope of that Interior Department order really is." The Interior Department order does not include U-S Forest Service lands because that agency is under the U-S Department of Agriculture. Schroeder says that difference could possibly lead to confusion and conflict on trails.