David Tucker, August 2015

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:14pm David Tucker

Stop blocking mountain-bike access.

For a while, I’ve resisted the urge to write about mountain-biking access, or the lack thereof as it were. I’ve been forced to grapple with two conflicting interests: my love for biking and my love for wild places. The former employee of the Sierra Club in me cautions that land is finite, and unspoiled land rapidly disappearing. Therefore, everything should be done to manage land under the strictest designations possible: Wilderness. But the mountain biker in me looks around at the way Wilderness is currently managed and shakes his head, asking the simple question, “Why aren’t mountain bikers allowed in? And why are more and more trails being closed, even outside of Wilderness?”

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