A Chance of a Lifetime.

I received this in my email box today. I wholly agree with JB on this. Lets do it.

Today, you have the opportunity to change the world!!! Yes You!!!! The National Parks are an absolute gem and yet in most National Parks you cannot ride your bicycle. Please take 4 minutes and read the following on how you can send a note to the National Park Service to support this rule change. Thanks for your help.

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has proposed an important rule change that will make it easier for parks to open trails to mountain biking. IMBA has been asking the NPS to make this change since the 1990s We now enter a 60-day commentary period to make the change official.
I ask that you register comments in support of the new rule. IMBA has made it easy for you to lend support by filling out an online letter.

We know that several groups are working hard to defeat this proposal. It will take thousands of comments supporting the NPS to ensure the rule is approved. Please lend your voice to the discussion today.
For a more detailed outline and a white paper analysis of the proposed change go to IMBA.com or http://www.imba.com/news/action_alerts/12_08/12_18_nps.html.

Why am I asking this of you?
1 . This proposal achieves a more manageable and efficient system for adopting mountain bike trails in National Parks.
2. Cycling in National Parks is a way to connect people with the natural world. Something you cannot do from the seat of your car.
3. Shared-use trails have proven successful in thousands of locations, including many federally managed parks.
4. This proposal will make history. Your children and grandchildren will read about it and enjoy the benefits for years to come.

So many people have helped get this proposal this far in the process. Now it’s your opportunity to lend a hand and make a historic difference. Please ask your family members and friends to sign the proposal as well. The more support we give, the better our change of passing the new proposal.

Let’s make history.


I believe in protecting those areas which human impact can cause irrevocable harm to flora / fauna that can forever be lost because of our own doing. I also deeply believe that unless one can experience something, they cannot develop an appreciation for it. When it comes to supporting these areas, you need to know what you are supporting. Sound familiar? With no more damage being done by cars, hikers, or other recreational uses (horses, snowmobiles, etc) sustainable trail building in the NPS would be an amazing way for many of us to continue to get out and explore all that’s available in this country.

Whether or not you agree with me in supporting this, only by having your voice heard can you make a difference.

“Experience Your America” is what they say, after all.


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About Geo

I pedal a lot and spend time on two wheels. Greenie at heart. I have one chance at this whole life thing - so I better make the most of it.

One response to “A Chance of a Lifetime.”

  1. AR Guide says :

    Thanks for the link! I will send a letter, and also pass the link along to everyone I know that is a mountain biker.

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