Video: We just lost some of the best trails in America: Thank you, Wilderness Act

2015-08-21 wilderness

The closure of the Boulder-White Clouds to mountain bikes thanks to its new Wilderness designation and the coincidentally-timed launch of the Sustainable Trails Coalition is brewing a controversy of epic proportions in the mountain bike and conservation world. But that storm of controversy may also create the critical winds of change. I’ve written about this …

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News: Lindarets Motorbike Shirts to Benefit Human-Powered Trail Access

Lindarets "Motorbike" T-shirt (photo: Lindarets)

It seems like trail access is becoming a more prominent issue lately, particularly with regards to e-bikes. Post an article on the subject and watch the comments come flying in from both sides of the debate. Related: Opinion: Electric Mountain Bikes Don’t Belong on Mountain Bike Trails Related: Opinion: Electric Mountain Bikes Belong on Mountain …

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Opinion: Opening Wilderness to Mountain Bikes Is the Most Important Advocacy Effort in History – And STC needs your help!

Mountain bikers aren't allowed to enjoy this beautiful terrain. Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado. Photo: Greg Heil.

For over 30 years the status quo has remained the same: all Wilderness areas in the United States have been off limits to mountain bikers. Now totaling over 108 million acres of protected wild lands, that’s an area larger than the entire state of California where it is currently illegal to ride your mountain bike–and that …

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Massive Trail Work Project Makes Te Iringa Trail in NZ More Accessible to Mountain Bikers

photo: Destination Great Lake Taupo

The Te Iringa Trail in the Great Lake Taupo region in New Zealand wasn’t known for being mountain bike friendly due to challenging terrain and a massive number of fallen trees that required riders to hike-a-bike much of the trail. But two local mountain bike groups–the Hawkes Bay Mountain Bike Club and Taupo Mountain Bike Club–recently …

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Del Norte, Colorado: Mountain Bike Destination on the Rise


Getting to experience a mountain bike destination during the early stages of its development is a rare treat. Such an experience is even more rare in the state of Colorado, a mountain bike mecca in every sense of the word. With world-class destinations around every corner, including household names like Crested Butte, Fruita, Breckenridge, Durango, …

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CAMBA Gala Fundraiser August 22 Features Pig Roast, Local Beer, and Live Music

The "Gravity Cavity" in the CAMBA trail system.

I’ll be honest: when I hear the word “gala” I usually imagine an event where mountain bikers are not welcome. But the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) folks are throwing a fundraising gala like none other August 22 at the historic Tin Roof Barn in Cable, WI. Tickets are $40 and proceeds go toward maintenance …

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How Advocate Cycles Will Change the Bike Industry

Advocate Cycles Hayduke Moab 2015

If you scroll through the news, chances are the bicycle-related stories you come across will be bad. Drivers are always offering unreasonable complaints about sharing the road with cyclists even while trails are constantly under threat to be designated for some kind of motorized use. Recently the state of Wisconsin proposed a one time $25 …

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Opinion: STOP Riding Like This! Ease the Impact of Mountain Biking on the Environment


Enough whining already! Stop berating politicians and land managers for avoiding a fair public process, an absence of bipartisanship, unilateral decisions, dismissing scientific data leading to blind edicts preventing, prohibiting, and pilfering our trails under pretenses that mountain biking harms the environment more than other forms of trail use until… …we put ourselves under the …

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