Paul Andrews

Daily Roundup: Critical mass, protecting Kettle Crest for mountain bikes, Bicycle film fest

In Bicycle advocacy, Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking, Trail Access on September 5, 2009 at 12:47 am
Trail-maintenance squadron at Kettle Crest

Trail-maintenance squadron at Kettle Crest

BikeHugger has video of the West Seattle Bridge Critical Mass, riding one of the busier elevated roadways in Seattle. Police escort helped prevent incidents.

Tim Banning reports on MTBR.com regarding the 2009 Kettle Crest Advocacy Fest, aimed at protecting a prime singletrack haven in eastern Washington from being turned into wilderness. Keep an eye on this one, it will be one the nation’s flashpoints for efforts to maintain bike access to spectacular remote scenic areas.

“The Kettle Crest trail system is rugged, vast and mountainous, where the quality of riding is only surpassed by the variety of sub-alpine ecosystems and epic sweeping views. It is a premier trail system in that it is a non-motorized area chock full of singletrack goodness set in an epic backcountry setting. Unfortunately, mountain bikers may lose the area because it is under review for possible Wilderness Designation, which would eliminate mountain bikes from trails the area.”

The Bicycle Film Festival hits Seattle on Friday and Saturday. Looks like it’s all roadie (there’s a BMX feature) but hey, it’s two wheels all the same, all the time.

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