IMBA To Host Wild Rides on Threatened California Singletrack

Jun 17, 2003
IMBA is hosting a series of mountain bike rides to showcase trails that could be lost to potential Wilderness designations. Soon-to-be reintroduced Congressional legislation will call for 2.5 million acres of California public land to be reclassified as federal Wilderness. Bicycle use is categorically prohibited in federal Wilderness areas. Many of the proposed areas contain popular mountain bike trails that cyclists have ridden for years.
Each IMBA Wild Ride features singletrack with outstanding vistas. The events are designed to celebrate the spirit of mountain bicycling and increase awareness of great trails and lands that need protection from development, but not specifically through Wilderness land classifications that ban bicycle use.

Condor Peak Ride June 21

The first IMBA Wild Ride is June 21 at Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles. The Condor Peak Trail and surrounding area provides sweet singletrack and spectacular views just minutes from the city's metropolitan center. Condor Peak has a large constituency of mountain bicyclists that want to preserve and protect the area. Bicyclists have been enjoying and sharing these trails for years. Come check out this fun, tough ride and learn how to keep this trail wild and open to cyclists. For more detailed information about the ride click here.

Grouse Ridge Ride July 12-13

IMBA and Chris King are hosting the second Wild Ride at Grouse Ridge on July 12-13. This weekend-long event features two rides on fantastic High Sierra trails where mountain bicyclists may also lose access due to potential Wilderness designation. Grouse Ridge is west of Donner Summit near the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 20. It features some of the best technical riding in the state. For the latest information about the Grouse Ridge event visit the Bicyclists of Nevada County web site

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To learn more about IMBA's work to save trails in California or to view a detailed list of land being considered for Wilderness designation visit

Complete California Wilderness information found here.

IMBA is a national and international education and advocacy organization with 500 member clubs, 32,000 individual members, and more than 400 corporate partners and dealer members. IMBA creates, enhances and preserves trail opportunities for mountain bicyclists worldwide. In 1988, five California mountain biking clubs created IMBA.

Today, more than 60 bicycling clubs in California are IMBA affiliated. California bicycle manufacturing, retailing, tourism and publishing businesses generate an estimated $2 billion per year in economic activity.

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