Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cyclists React Strongly to BLM Plan.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Classification Idea Protested

A plan by the federal Bureau of Land Management to lump mountain bikes in the category as dirt bikes, ATVs and four-wheel-drive pickups has some northern New Mexico cyclists worried.

The immediate fear isn't so much that area mountain bikers might lose access to some of their favorite riding spots most of the best biking terrain in northern New Mexico lies on U.S. Forest Service land but that years of work to build up good will toward cyclists at the agency could be undone, and that even a precedent could be set for other federal land management agencies to follow.

"I've been mountain biking for 15 years. …

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