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    Important- petition for equal trail access for mountain bikers

    Hello fellow mtbr members:

    A precedent setting decision (Forest Order) is being considered by the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest (USFS). This decision is dangerous as it focuses exclusively on mountain bikers.

    Please make the time to read this brief petition as this decision has the potential to effect all USFS lands. If you agree with the message, please sign the petition and share the link with everyone you know.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-...ntain-bikers-2


    Thanks everyone.

    Ride On!

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    hey, I know what you mean, I live in Slovakia and the national park services treat mountain bikers as criminals. Ski tourers are also limited in where they can legally go due to supposed environmental degradation yet there is no problem when the local resort continues to build new ski trails and ski lifts. good luck with this petition and hopefully it makes a difference.

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    Good luck with the petition, I would hate see so mountain bikes being banned on trails.

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    I'd love to sign but I remain hesitant about change dot org. That's assuming wiki has the info correct. Anyone have any direct experience (i.e. new spam/etc) with them?

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    thanks so much..we need all the support we can get...strength in numbers...please pass this on

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    thanks for your support...please pass this on to yer buds...we need signatures!!

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    yes...I agree with you about change.org but meantime, we are in no way advocating THEIR agenda....ultimately, they are a business which posts ads to generate revenue...our goal is to get as many signatures for OUR issue which is mountain biking access...so if you would be so kind, hold your nose and help us by signing the petition and spreading the word...thanks so much

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    One reason why I quit riding my dirt bike was trail closures due to the roadless act. Now alot of trails are road by mountain bikers. Doesn't make any sense. Dirt bikers would maintain the trails, cut out fallen trees, put in log crossing for streams & bogs, and simply do whats right. Now that Im a mountain biker, I would hate to see the same thing happen to our group. Look at our public lands and anyone will tell you grazing is the biggest scourge than a trail cut through the land. A lot of our public lands in Wyoming look like a massive lawn mower passed through and destroyed everything in its path.

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    all of this area was open cattle range not too long ago...it has recoverd nicely...the mtb trails are an infinitesimall amount of real estate...the fact that they are making such a big deal about it with phony excuses makes us mistrust them

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