Protected Land, Including Mountain Bike Trails, Under Threat In US

Bear Ears Coalition

Governments trying to get publicly owned or protected land sold off (or access laws/designations changed) for a quick buck seems to be an emerging theme of the early 21st century, with HR621 rearing its head earlier this year in the US, and a massive selloff of UK forests averted in 2011. Of course, these issues affect mountain bikers along with other outdoor users, and this morning our inboxes were inundated from multiple sources about an apparent fresh attempt in the US.

Allen Canyon and Abajo Mountains (photo by Adriel Heisey).

Two listed monuments in Utah include significant Native American sites, …read more