The Highland Cycling Club has teamed up with the Montana Wilderness Association to carve up the region around Butte and Helena. There is to be permanent bicycling opportunities and some new Wilderness in this plan. But they want input from mountain bikers. We have until Sept. 14 to reply with our opinions. The plan can be reviewed at their club website.

Please weigh in on this issue in a timely manner. Go to Butte or Helena this weekend to check out these places, or even ask for an extension to check out these places later in the month.

If you want, discuss this issue here on this thread. I don't want to bias the issue, so I won't weigh in until at least several others have had their say. It is a touchy subject, dividing up the forest for all time, and certainly warrants discussion.