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    Hidden Gems wilderness proposal community forum

    Got an email from congresscritter jared polis - there's going to be a "Hidden Gems Community Forum" at these times and locations. Show up and show support for mountain biking!


    Tuesday, June 1
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Boulder Public Library
    Canyon Theater
    1000 Canyon Boulevard
    Boulder, CO 80302

    Thursday, June 3
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Battle Mountain High School
    Auditorium
    151 Miller Ranch Road
    Edwards, CO 81632

    Friday, June 4
    12:00-1:30 pm
    Colorado Mountain College,
    Breckenridge Campus
    Community Auditorium
    107 Denison Placer Road
    Breckenridge, CO 80424

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    First meeting tonight.

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    A link to imba's action alert page re this:

    http://www.imba.com/news/action_aler...s_support.html

    It sounds like mtb trail access might be preserved. My question is, will this apply to existing mtb trails? My beef with wilderness is that whole areas become closed to new mtb trails forever. Is that the case here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansible
    A link to imba's action alert page re this:

    http://www.imba.com/news/action_aler...s_support.html

    It sounds like mtb trail access might be preserved. My question is, will this apply to existing mtb trails? My beef with wilderness is that whole areas become closed to new mtb trails forever. Is that the case here?
    Yup. Whatever becomes designated Wilderness is off-limits to bikes. Ostensibly forever.

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    I just don't see how I can support that. Its better to have a wilderness proposal that is more friendly to existing mtb trails than less, but to tell the truth I'd rather not have it designated wilderness at all if mtbs will be barred forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansible
    I just don't see how I can support that. Its better to have a wilderness proposal that is more friendly to existing mtb trails than less, but to tell the truth I'd rather not have it designated wilderness at all if mtbs will be barred forever.
    This is why I currently OPPOSE any new Wilderness designations.

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