IMBA Working to Protect Trails in Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal
The five National Forests surrounding Crater Lake National Park provides cyclists an opportunity to ride in one of the most unique areas of the country. This opportunity could be negated for future mountain bicyclists should the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal pass unchanged. IMBA and the Greater Oakridge Trail Stewards (GOATS) are weighing in for the mountain bike community in order to reach a compromise on the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal. Should a common ground be reached these trails and the forest, which makes them so attractive, will be offered timeless protection. As stewards of the public lands we love it is important that mountain bicyclists sign on our support for protection that preserve these wild areas for other forms of recreation and for the enjoyment of future generations. However, since federal agencies have defined Wilderness to exclude bicycles, we can not support Wilderness for areas with important trails.
Call to Action!
Sign IMBA's petition to protect continued mountain bike access around Crater Lake.
Be on the look out for action alerts and news released about how you can support IMBA’s efforts at Crater Lake. Don’t miss your chance to weigh in!
IMBA is currently working with Oregon Wild to come to a solution that preserves mountain bike access and protects the surrounding land.
IMBA Clubs Active in this Campaign:
Email anna [dot] laxague [at] imba [dot] com to add your club to this list.
What Others are Saying:
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About IMBA's Public Lands Initiative:
The Public Lands Initiative is IMBA's effort to better organize local cycling communities and the bike industy to rally around bike friendly policies and public lands protection. Read more about the PLI.
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