All recreational trail use, whether motorized or nonmotorized, requires active management. Trail management should ensure adherence to private or public land use prescriptions, adequate resource protection, and that appropriate visitor experiences are provided. Trail management policies should be set at the local level to ensure they best fit local circumstances.
Factors to consider on concurrentfat tire bicycle use on groomed snowmobile trails
The following suggested management considerations are not intended to prescribe whether or not to allow concurrent fat bike use on groomed snowmobile trails; rather the intent is to help local jurisdictions make informed decisions about fat tire bicycle management practices on their trails.
It is recommended that local jurisdictions consider the following factors when deciding to either allow or disallow fat tire bicycle use on groomed snowmobile trails. While the importance of each factor will vary by locale, all should be fully considered for informed and objective local decision making.
Published July 01, 2016
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.
This report focuses on the issues surrounding the proposed development of the Palouse to Cascades Rail-Trail.
In the USA, sales and use of “fat bikes” (bicycles with 75–120 mm-wide tires) have increased dramatically in the past five years. These bikes are designed to open new terrain to cyclists, including snow-covered trails and softer ground surfaces impossible to ride with a standard mountain bike. In this paper, we discuss the extent and possible trends of fat bike use, potential impacts, conflicts and land management approaches.
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