Photos by Nic Genovese and Fraser Britton
A wise man once said that all good things must come to an end, and sadly, today was that day for a revered trail system outside of Bellingham, Washington. The North Fork trails, as they have come to be known, are a network of trails built and maintained by some of the most dedicated builders in the mountain bike world. State government has decided it can no longer cast a blind eye towards unsanctioned trails on government property due to a collection of reasons and as such, for now, the Fork is being de-commissioned and gated off. Starting Monday, tickets will be issued to anyone caught riding in the area.
The local community of mountain bikers in the area is both strong and vocal, and is coming together to attempt to work with the state to save the trails. With only 2 days of guaranteed access to go however, there was only one thing left to do: shred the Fork harder than it had ever been shredded before.