Speak Out for MTB Trail Access in SE Oregon

HELP IMBA SHAPE A LAND PROTECTION RESPONSE FOR SOUTHEAST OREGON

IMBA is seeking your input regarding the possible designation of 2.1 million acres of public land in SE Oregon as Wilderness. Federally designated Wilderness permanently bans bicycles on trails.

The Owyhee Canyonlands Conservation Proposal is a trending topic in the environmental community. The multi-use recreation potential in this area is significant, and it is already popular with many bikepackers in the Pacific Northwest.

We don’t want mountain bikers to lose out!

IMBA would like to see the Owyhee proposal include mountain bikes as a key component of the conversation plan, which they currently are not. We are asking mountain bikers who live or ride in the region to speak up regarding the use of this landscape.

There are two ways you can help:

• Join a conference call with IMBA’s Portland-based associate region director Matthew Weintraub to help guide IMBA’s role in the ongoing discussions regarding this landscape. The call is scheduled for 10 a.m. PST on Friday, August 14 (this Friday). Dial (530)777-5545 to call in directly.

• Or, if you are not able participate in the call but have comments to share, please email them to Matthew.

Thank you for your input.

  

Looking to support IMBA’s advocacy efforts more?

Visit http://www.imba.com/trail-fund and support our trail access work.

You could win a new bike or a supported mountain bike trip!

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