The Sustainable Trails Coalition is wrongfully trying to finagle their way into Wilderness. Bikes serve a great purpose for many people and have a place in society. So does Wilderness. But bikes and mechanical transport (tires, gears, brakes, chains) are incompatible in Wilderness. The law is clear.
In the end, the impacts that off-road vehicles cause on the landscape should be more important than when a person places a peg on a digital map and says, "this place is special to me". Maybe that's why the Nez Perce-Clearwater keep getting hauled into court; the Clearwater Travel Plan being a prime example.
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