Bush administration to allow better mountain bike access to national parks

The Bush administration is proposing a rule that will make it easier for mountain bikers to gain access to trails in national parks.

President Bush, an avid mountain biker, may have had something to do with the proposed rule . . .

According to the Association Press article:
The National Park Service confirmed Tuesday that it is preparing a rule to allow park managers in some cases to decide which trails to open to mountain bikers.

Once it's finalized, the rule would take this authority away from federal regulators in Washington, who sometimes take years to decide whether to allow bicycles on individual trails. . . .
Creating better mountain biking access to federal lands has been one of the issues we have advocated for at recent National Bike Summits.

National Bike Summit 2009 is March 10-12, 2009. We are looking for representation from each of Missouri 9 congressional districts this year. Have you considered joining us in Washington, DC, for the 2009 National Bike Summit?