News: Wilderness campaign and bikers at oddsSeptember 21, 2009
The Hidden Gems Wilderness campaign is working to turn some 400,000 acres around the Roaring Fork Valley into protected wilderness. While that may seem like a goal few would oppose, it turns out the reality of getting Congress to sign off on protecting huge tracts of forests is complex.
The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association says they can't support the effort, because the legislation would prohibit mountain biking in the proposed wilderness areas. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has been following the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign and explains how two likely allies have found themselves at odds.