'Elks vs e-bikes?' Really?

To the editor,

And just how exactly do e-bikes degrade our wildlands and wildlife? Maybe they make lots of noise? Have a several 100- to 1,000-pound footprint? Have aggressive 6- 18”-wide treads? Can reach speeds over 50mph? Have high torque and horsepower? Or perhaps pollute like ORVs (off-road vehicles such as motorcycles, side by sides, ATVs) which are expected to reach $24 billion in annual sales by 2024? NOT!! Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers should focus instead on supporting more roadless designated habitat like the Colorado Wilderness Act (HR2546) and nonmotorized designation if they honestly want to support wildlands and wildlife.

– Tim Thomas, Durango