US Senator Mike Lee of Utah introduced Senate bill 1686 recently which seeks to “amend the Wilderness Act to allow local Federal officials to determine the manner in which nonmotorized uses may be permitted in wilderness areas, and for other purposes.”
Privet is an invasive plant that shades many suburban mountain bike trail systems in the southeastern US.
The Zion National Park Forever Project has been awarded $500,000 by the Utah Office of Outdoor recreation, which will go toward building 25 miles of new mountain bike trails just outside of the park.
Planning for the 5,000-mile Eastern Divide Trail bikepacking route has been ongoing since 2015, and organizers are getting closer to releasing the full map.
Recreational trail use around Vail, Colorado has been blamed for declining elk populations. As it turns out, it’s not that simple.
Transylvania County, North Carolina is home to the Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Recreational Forest, each offering their own flavor of epic mountain bike trail riding.
Several mountain bike trails were opened or re-opened in April, with many large trail projects on track to open later this spring and summer.
The new Aquarius Trail Hut system will be up-and-running this summer, offering five huts along a 190-mile bike route through southwest Utah.
An ambitious new mountain bike park just opened in Missouri with shuttle service and both natural and man-made features.
Riders at two Arizona trail systems can grab a free bell when they hit the trail this spring, and the news is music to hikers’ ears.