WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to make it easier for mountain bikers to gain access to national parks and other public lands before the president — an avid cyclist himself — leaves office.So it is a proposal, but very interesting. I'm ready to hit some trails in these parks... GO BUSH ;0
The National Park Service confirmed Tuesday that it is preparing a rule that will allow decisions about some mountain bike trails to be made by park managers instead of federal regulators in Washington, a process that can take years.
A park service spokesman said the rule would be proposed no later than Nov. 15 so it could be final before Bush leaves office. If adopted, the proposal would likely result in more mountain biking opportunities on public lands.
Currently, the Park Service has to adopt a special regulation to open up trails to mountain bikes, which requires the public to be formally notified. The same process is required for all-terrain vehicles and other motorized recreation on park lands.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
President Bush FINALLY Doing Something For Core Constiuents - MOUNTAIN BIKERS!!!
President Bush announced that he wants to open National Parks to mountain biking... To be honest, I'm filled with joy on this announcement (as long as the trails are built within reason and with the environment in mind). Here's more on the subject: