What is going on with IMBA, the STC, and Wilderness? Hard Questions, Answered

What is going on with IMBA, the STC, and Wilderness? Hard Questions, Answered

Despite numerous statements from IMBA, questions concerning their testimony on bill HR 1349 in the House of Representatives, supported by the Sustainable Trails Coalition, have remained unanswered. We attempt to explain the issues in this detailed article. The post What is going on with IMBA, the STC, and Wilderness? Hard Questions, Answered appeared first on

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IMBA defends stance against amending Wilderness Act

IMBA defends stance against amending Wilderness Act

“Public lands are being threatened at an unprecedented level,” says IMBA. “And it’s imperative that public land users come together to protect these cherished places and offer our voices in this critical dialogue.” In an effort to both explain and defend its stance against a bill that’s aim is in part to amend the Wilderness

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Highlights of the STC’s Historic Congressional Testimony on Mountain Bikes in Wilderness

Highlights of the STC’s Historic Congressional Testimony on Mountain Bikes in Wilderness

The Sustainable Trails Coaltion testified on December 7, 2017 during a congressional hearing for H.R. 1349, which has the goal of opening some Wilderness trails to mountain biking. Here are the highlights. The post Highlights of the STC’s Historic Congressional Testimony on Mountain Bikes in Wilderness appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News. Highlights of

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New bill could end blanket ban on bikes in Wilderness

New bill could end blanket ban on bikes in Wilderness

Could this new bill end the long standing blanket ban on riding bikes in designated Wilderness areas? The Sustainable Trails Coalition sent out a press release this week, applauding Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) for introducing legislation to let federal land managers regulate bicycle use on Wilderness trails. Full details of the bill can be found

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California Representative Tom McClintock Introduces Legislation to Remove the Blanket Ban on Bikes in Wilderness

California Representative Tom McClintock Introduces Legislation to Remove the Blanket Ban on Bikes in Wilderness

According to a March 3, 2017 Press Release from the Sustainable Trails Coalition (STC), Congressman Tom McClintock (R-California) has introduced legislation which would allow federal land managers to regulate bicycle use on wilderness trails, effectively removing the blanket ban on bicycles which was put into place in 1984, some 20 years after the original Wilderness Act

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Negotiating wilderness boundaries to save Montana trails

Negotiating wilderness boundaries to save Montana trails

Mountain bikers will continue to have access to these amazing trails in Montana. Editor’s Note: This post is courtesy of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The original post can be found here. To borrow a phrase from the tennis world, IMBA just served an ace in Montana. Working with the local IMBA chapter MTB Missoula

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