mattpayne11 wrote:I support the legislation but agree that Wilderness Designation should be altered to allow for mountain bikes.
With that being said - the benefits greatly outweight the costs if that alteration does not happen.
Agreed. Changing the Wilderness Act or removing the regulation the FS put in place to not allow bikes (and hang gliders actually) in wilderness areas is a seperate issue from the issue of designation itself. I'd support modifcation of the Act or the regulation to allow bikes on some trails in wilderness areas but I don't think preventing new designations because of unhappiness with the current law is the way to go.