Interbike to Organize Trail Service Project Ahead of Fall Cyclofest at USNWC

photo: Dread

Interbike is presenting the first ever Fall Cyclofest in Charlotte, NC at the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) October 20-23, 2016. The first two days of the event are open to industry folks while the last two days will be open to the public with demos, group rides, races, and live music. Organizers are working with …

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Trail Terrorism on 2 Colorado Trails this Week: 18 Road, Fruita and Hartman Rocks, Gunnison


Unfortunately, we have two acts of trail terrorism to report this week, to remind our readers to stay safe and alert while out there on the trail. Both of them come from my home state of Colorado. Wire at 18 Road, Fruita Update: August 22, 2016 at 1:56pm MDT According to the Bureau of Land Management, the wire …

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The Top 10 Places We’d Love to Mountain Bike… If It Was Legal

Photo: Greg Heil

With the Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill officially introduced in Congress, we can’t help but daydream about all the places we’d love to ride our mountain bikes… if only it was legal! With over 109 million acres of designated Wilderness in the United States, plus thousands more miles of singletrack outside of Wilderness areas that are also off limits …

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Responses to 5 Arguments Against the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act

Ants Basin in Idaho, one of many great cycling losses due to recent Wilderness designation (photo: Dauw)

Editor’s Note: John Fisch is an avid backcountry enthusiast who hikes, bikes and backpacks at every opportunity. While John is a regular contributor to, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of The recent introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act into Congress has unsurprisingly …

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Trail Terrorism in New Jersey: Barbed Wire and Metal Screw Booby Traps

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Trail booby traps have been discovered at High Mountain Park Preserve in Northern New Jersey, and officials are asking local trail users to be extremely cautious when using the trails. The booby traps in question are strands of barbed wire and spike strips constructed of nails screwed through boards, which are covered and buried just …

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Booby Trap: Mountain Bikers in Marin Targeted with Spike Strip Made of Rusty Screws


A spike strip constructed from rusty metal screws was recently discovered “less than a mile from the White Hill entrance to Camp Tamarancho,” one of the only bike-legal trails in Marin. As such, this booby trap was obviously aimed at mountain bikers with the intent to damage either their bikes, their persons, or both. Not only …

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IMBA Publicly Opposes Amending the Wilderness Act

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In response to the recent news that the Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill has been introduced in Congress, IMBA has released a public statement that they say, “is intended for local IMBA chapter leadership who may have questions about this new Bill focused on mountain biking on federal lands.” Regardless of who it’s intended for, this …

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Trail Booby Trap Discovered in Ireland

Photo: Alan Mckinstry?

“A Northern Irish mountain biker found fishing line strung between trees on trails at Cavehill Country Park yesterday,” Dirt reports. The mountain biker in question was Bernard McClure, who was out for a hike with his dog on his local trail system. According to reports, McClure is heavily involved in the local trail building and maintenance organization. …

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Breaking News: The Sustainable Trails Coalition’s Bill Has Been Introduced in Congress

Photo: Samantha Levang, via the Flickr Creative Commons

This just in: The Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill has congressional sponsors and has been introduced in Congress! According to a release on the STC Facebook page, “Senator Mike Lee of Utah introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act, S.3205, yesterday. It’s co-sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch, also of Utah.” This is a truly monumental step, …

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