Protect the George Washington National Forest’s Best Trails

Protect the George Washington National Forest’s Best Trails

Meetings on Sept. 11 and 13 will help determine how 90 percent of the George Washington National Forest’s best singletrack is managed. Local mountain bikers are urged to attend these sessions and ensure the forest’s Roadless Areas retain their backcountry character—and remain open to biking.

At stake is the management of 370,000 acres. The forest planning process will decide which areas will be recommended for Wilderness designation and which remain Roadless Areas. The latter provides much better long-term certainty for bicycle access without compromising environmental integrity. By attending one of these two meetings and speaking up for mountain biking, you can help protect the George Washington’s best trails and backcountry areas.

IMBA and local mountain bikers are committed to protecting the unique qualities of our favorite trails and the lands surrounding them. At these meetings, you’ll have a chance to voice your support for land protection and continued bicycle access. Please help the Forest Service craft management policies that respect both the environment our current use.

Meeting schedule:

Thursday September 11 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Turner Ashby High School
800 North Main Street
Bridgewater, Virginia

Saturday, September 13 from Noon until 4:00 pm
Rockbridge High School
143 Greenhouse Road
Lexington, Virginia

The meeting schedule is also available online.

For more information, please contact IMBA's Virginia state representative, Chris Scott.
Thanks on behalf of SVBC!


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