IMBA Working to Negotiate Highway Corridor That Threatens Tanasi Trails
Due to a proposed new section of Tennessee State Highway Corridor 64, mountain bikers are in danger of losing the iconic Tanasi Trail System in the Cherokee National Forest. Located in the Ocoee Whitewater Center these trails are home to destination riding in the South East. IMBA Regional Director, Tom Sauret has been working with stakeholders to find a way to negotiate the highway corridor. In addition to the threats of closure, there are two Wilderness expansions in the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2010 that if passed would leave no room for any potential trail reroutes to accommodate the new section of highway. This is a challenging situation and IMBA-SORBA needs many people behind our campaign to help persuade the stakeholders to accommodate bicycles.
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