Amid rise in use and safety concerns, Bend-La Pine Schools revises e-bike, e-scooter rules, bans middle-school riders

Bend-La Pine Schools officials say a rising use of e-bikes by students not old enough to legally ride them has led to collisions and close calls. That’s prompted a rule change that prohibits students under age 16 from riding e-bikes or e-scooters to school and could lead to them being held for parents to pick up, if there are repeated violations.