"No scientific studies show that mountain bikers cause more wear to trails than other users." https://www.imba.com/resources/research/tr…
To Cj Rolphe, as a fatbiker, I apologize on behalf of anyone you may have come across being anything less than courteous and respectful to other trail users. As a majority, we're not trying to "prove ourselves" anymore than any other user out enjoying cold temps and fresh snow. We do have a concept of what's going on around us and it's not always about speed.
To Stromboli, we pay taxes, just like everyone else. Every outdoor recreation method has users that are self-righteous (see Howie Wolke). Finding ways to work together is the solution. Finding areas that should be off limits to various forms of recreation while open to others is perfectly acceptable, just remember this when you are faced with a "mountain bike" designated trail (as the MoZ trail is in Missoula).
It's always unfortunate to see a group singled out as "bad". It would be very easy to form the same opinions about equestrians, backpackers, snow shoers, xc skiers, snowmobilers, etc. and banning a certain type of user group is just as slippery a slope as allowing one to run rampant...
"The Love of Beer" is Thursday at 7pm, not Friday at 8pm, unless there is a special showing paired with the Bike to Missoula Beer that has been previously unannounced.
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