Arizon study examines trail impacts of mountain bikes.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
By Yokota Fritz


Woman mountain biking on a trail at nightPhoto by David Hunter.
   The IMBA issued a press release to publicize a study that looks at the environmental impacts of mountain biking. Researchers measured trail erosion and other impacts on 31 trails used for mountain biking in the southwestern U.S. The study concludes that, "certain impacts to mountain bike trails, especially width, are comparable or less than hiking or multiple-use trails, and significantly less than impacts to equestrian or off-highway vehicle trails."

Read more: New Study Examines Mountain Biking Impacts.

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