[pct-l] Mt. Bikes on the PCT & multi-use trails....
airecrew09 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 12:12:30 CDT 2013
Mt. bikers insisted on riding on the PCT while a trail crew was
improving the trail for hikers. Walking the same area a week later the
trail was solid bike tracks. On the Plumas/Tahoe N. Forest, multi-use
trails are being converted to bike trails. Instead of maintaining level
rock steps, sloped, rocked bike ramps have replaced the steps. With a
little grit on the ramps or ice, hikers beware! The multi-use trail
ramps are hazardous to hikers and equestrians. The ramps have been
installed with no Forest Service oversight. Trails dedicated to mt.
bikes would be safer for all concerned with the growing popularity of
larger, heavier mt. bikes sharing trails with the hiking community who
enjoy the tranquility, flora, and fauna of the outdoors and a good
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