IMBA Working For Boundary Adjustments in Statewide Colorado Wilderness Act
Colorado holds a portion of our nations greatest mountain bike trails. Besides the rugged trail construction and the long following downhills, Colorado trails are known for their wild, remote backcountry appeal, these same attributes make these areas for ideal Wilderness land parcels. U.S. Rep. Diana Degette (CO-D) has been working to pass a statewide Wilderness bill for a decade, the Colorado Wilderness Act. Her staff is currently cooperating with IMBA clubs, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and the Lower Arkansas Mountain Bike Association to insure that mountain bike trails are not adversly effected. IMBA has done an extensive trail inventory and there is currently only one critical area of contention, Thompson Creek. If this area can be negotiated out of Rep. Degette’s proposal, IMBA will then be able to endorse her bill.
Call to Action!
Now is the time for you to let Rep. Degette know just how important it is that she makes adjustments to exclude Thompson Creek. Send her your stories about that amazing ride on Thompson Creek, or just how important it is to you that it is kept open.
U.S. Rep.Diana Degette
600 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 844-4988
Sign IMBA's petition to keep Thompson Creek open to mountain bikes in Pitkin County.
At this point in time, IMBA cannot endorse the Colorado Wilderness Act, due to the inclusion of the Thompson Creek.
IMBA Clubs Active in This Campaign:
Email jason [dot] bertolacci [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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