Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This Just In: Bush Does Something GOOD!

Bush to open national parks to mountain bikes

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is taking steps to make it easier for mountain bikers to gain access to national parks and other public lands before the president - an avid cyclist himself - leaves office.

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.

A park service spokesman said the rule would be proposed no later than Nov. 15 in order for it to be finalized before Bush leaves office.

1 comment:

Ray Huang said...

Do you mean the same trails used by those 100's of horses and riders every day? I mean those trails are loaded with horses and riders, when would you be able to squeeze a mountain bike on them?

bahhhh-park managers would never change a horse trail to multi-use.....yeah, too many horses....