One Year Later: Is Sun Valley Still Worth Visiting after Losing MTB Trails to Wilderness?

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Sun Valley, Idaho burst onto the radars of many mountain bikers in the worst way possible: by losing access to miles upon miles of epic singletrack. If you were reading mountain bike news about 12 months ago, Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness was splayed across the front pages of news sites like ours, with headlines like …

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

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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

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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

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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 Singletracks.com, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. The recent introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act into Congress has unsurprisingly …

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

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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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