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Ask Us: Mountain Bike Races


May 29, 2017

Why does the forest service allow mountain bike races on days like a recent Sunday when we got 3 inches of rain? How much money does a race promoter “give back?” Does the Forest Service make the race promoters have rain route alternatives? There has been new trail work on Black Mountain trail. How much grant money was spent on “fixing” parts of Black Mountain trail in the last three weeks only to allow bikers on the trail when its not settled?

Cathy Dowd, the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Forest Service in North Carolina wrote, “We can cancel or postpone a race if we t...

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