Tag Archive: Wilderness

Aug 17

Mountain Bikes Belong in Wilderness

Sandsberry: Mountain bikers belong in the Wilderness August 15, 2011 by Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA, Wash. � Having spent three decades backpacking in the boonies, I�m a bit miserly about sharing the trails. When I�m enjoying the breeze in the trees many miles from the nearest road, I don�t much like encountering mountain bikers, motorcyclists, horseback …

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Sep 27

NY Times Wilderness op-ed

Here’s something that may be of interest . . . NY Times op-ed by Ted Stroll Also available at eight million Starbucks and Walgreens etc.

Jun 26

Help modify New CA State Wilderness proposal, AB 2923

There is a new bill to propose new California State Wilderness including Henry Coe State Park. Please write your CA Assembly members, CA Senators and the sponsors of the legislation to modify the bill to either permit bikes in California Wilderness, or not designate these areas as Wilderness. Assemblywoman Noreen Evans Assembly District 7 Sate …

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Nov 13

Wilderness Act of 1964

There’s a lot of misinformation about the Wilderness Act of 1964 out there. It’s understandable because the law is complicated. In fact the Wilderness Act of 1964 has been amended only once since its inception, and the amendment had nothing to do with bicycle access to federal Wilderness. Properly read, the Wilderness Act does not …

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Feb 12

Save Backcountry Singletrack! Fight the Thompson Bill

We need your help saving California’s backcountry singletrack that is threatened by proposed Wilderness designations. Particularly in danger of closure are trails on and near the northern coast in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Yolo Counties. Do you live or vacation in these counties? Do you know someone who lives in these counties? …

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Nov 14

Wilderness Bill Threatens CA Cycling Trails

The Sacramento Bee published a good summary of this issue. Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/5192213p-6201036c.html

Aug 14

Wilderness designation threatens Downieville Mountain

Round Mountain, and Grouse Ridge access. Help prevent the closure of these great Sierra riding areas!