The Recreation HQ wants to applaud the new NPS mountain-bike policy which allows for unit managers to make site-specific decisions on mountain-bike trail opportunities. HQ also wants to give out its 1st ever “Trail Skunk” award to PEER for its crisis mongering about this new policy.
PEER’s “Trail Skunk” News Releasehttp://www.peer.org/news/news_id.php?row_id=1604&title=PARK%20BACKCOUNTRY%20THROWN%20OPEN%20TO%20MOUNTAIN%20BIKING&subtitle=Bush%20Proposal%20Dusted%20Off%20and%20Adopted%20with%20Only%20Slight%20Modifications
News Article on new NPS Mountain Bike Planhttp://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/6968.html
HQ believes there are a lot of good mountain-bike opportunities on public lands including lands managed by the National Park Service. In many places, the OHV community is a co-user of those routes and we look forward to working with the mountain-bike community on joint recreation projects that benefit all user groups. Redwood National Park is one unit where HQ believes there are a lot of future mountain bike trail opportunities on existing logging roads. Also, new connector trails constructed between skid roads could make for some great riding experiences.
Many dirt-bikers also mountain-bike such as new radio show host and MX star, Broc Glover.
HQ sends its best to IMBA and the mountain bike community on this important policy shift.