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In an effort to document illegal bicycle activity, please feel free to leave any reports in this forum with as much detail as possible. These reports will be valuable for any considerations on allowing/disallowing bikes on the PCT in the future.

Bikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby postholer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Pacific Crest Trail Association
Response to inquiries about mountain bikes and the PCT
10/11/12

To our members and supporters:

We are receiving many inquiries from you about information being posted online about mountain bikes and the PCT. We want to assure you that we are well aware of this growing campaign to open the PCT to bicycles. We are monitoring the decision-making process and we are working on a strategy to thoughtfully address this issue.

The US Forest Service has been contacted by a group of citizens requesting a review of the bicycle prohibition but has not made a decision regarding a review process. Public notification and an environmental analysis would have to take place before any change in the bicycle prohibition would be considered.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association opposes bicycle use on the trail. We will be reaching out to all of you when we know more about the process and what influence we, as hikers and equestrians, can have. We will keep you informed of our progress and your potential role in this important matter for the PCT.

Thank you for your support of the PCTA and for all you do for the trail.

- Liz Bergeron, PCTA Executive Director and CEO
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Re: Bikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby TheDane » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:31 am

Not sure this is the right place to post about a bike encounter, but best I could find :)

Met southbound mountain bike at PCT mile 1161 on July 2, 6:45 pm. Rider claims forests service order banning bikes on PCT is illegal, says something about being in a race as he heads on, seemingly very annoyed that we didn't yield.

Local hikers we met shortly before at the highway crossing say they often meet bikers on this stretch of trail. The trail has obvious signs of bike use.

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