New bicycling rules from USNPS will allow bikes on more existing roads, but no expansion of trail access
Bicyclists lamenting the reluctance of the National Park Service to embrace mountain biking on seemingly suitable park routes may have some good news to celebrate.
The National Park Service just announced today it will expand bicycle access in parks nationwide.
The new rule, available online at: http://www.ofr.gov/inspection.aspx, gives park superintendents the authority to allow bicycles on roads that are closed to the motoring public – like fire roads and roads used by park maintenance vehicles. Bikes are already allowed on park roads that are open to vehicles.
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