Trail Booby Trap Discovered in Ireland

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“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

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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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How Hillary Clinton’s Outdoor Plan Might Impact Mountain Bikers


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Breaking News: IMBA and SORBA Lose Subaru Sponsorship, Lay Off at Least 5 Employees

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SORBA has just released a statement via their Facebook group, announcing that Subaru has decided not to renew their sponsorship contract. Subaru has partnered with IMBA for 19 years, and SORBA has been a part of IMBA for the last 14 years. As a result of this loss of cash flow, SORBA has been forced …

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Watch: Snare Wires Strung Across Several Mountain Bike Trails in Massachusetts

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 12-booby-trap reports that snare wires have been strung across several mountain bike trails in Massachusetts. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has been posting warnings to trail users about these booby traps which have been set, notifying trail users that these snare wires could cause serious bodily harm, and I would add, even death. So …

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News: IMBA and STC Refresh Relationship, Offer United Front, but Reaffirm Individual Tactics


IMBA and STC have released a joint statement, “urging mountain bikers to work together to support trail stewardship and improved mountain bike access,” according to their press release. The two organizations wish to focus on the common goal of increasing mountain bike access, instead of pitting their causes and the members of their individual groups against …

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Montana Mountain Bikers Lose Access to Another 180 Miles of Singletrack

Mountain biking in the Bitterroot National Forest. Photo: ridethetetons

The Bitterroot National Forest has just released their updated travel management plan, which includes the closure of 180 miles of singletrack to mountain bikes, due to the trails’ inclusion in two different Wilderness Study Areas. “We are all pretty depressed,” said Lance Pysher of Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclists, as reported on “We knew something like this …

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