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Local trail advocate Bruce Alt, first chair of Central Arkansas Trail Alliance and former Vice President of Government Relations for the International Mountain Bicycling Association spells out what it takes to gain access to public lands. This is important reading for anyone who appreciates trails and public land access. If you hike, run, or ride trails, this is for you. Thanks to Bike Magazine.

Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation sports in the country, and overall, access for mountain bikers to great trails has been increasing across the U.S. on both public and private land. Yet painful losses where mountain bikers lose access continue, from relatively small trails like Byrne Preserve in Los Altos Hills, California, to huge trail networks on United States Forest Service (USFS) lands in Montana. As a recreational community, mountain bikers are largely dependent on…(more)

Source: Involving Mountain Biking in the Political Process for Land Designations

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