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Mountain Bikers Support Inclusive Land Protection for Colorado's Browns Canyon

On Saturday, December 6, U.S. Senators for Colorado Mark Udall and Michael Bennet will host a public meeting to discuss the future of Browns Canyon with officials from the Obama Administration and Colorado residents. Browns Canyon is located on the Arkansas River near Salida, Colo., and locals have been seeking higher protection for the area since the 1990s. The discussion will focus on whether or not Browns Canyon merits a National Monument designation, which the senators have proposed.

There is broad support for the National Monument designation from local community leaders, business owners, recreationalists and conservationists. IMBA, as a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance, supports preserving diverse opportunities for non-motorized recreation in the National Monument. We encourage your participation by urging officials not to create policy language that manages bicycles and motorized vehicles in the same manner. We also wish to show that mountain bikers are fully engaged in, and aware of, land management and protection issues.

The event will take place at the SteamPlant Theater, 220 W. Sackett Ave, Salida, Colo., this Saturday (Dec. 6) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

(Photo: Friends of Browns Canyon)