From IMBA:

“Public comments are now being accepted regarding a special regulation to designate four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park. Your support of enhanced bicycle access is critical.

TAKE ACTION Use our online form to file comments in favor of mountain biking at Mammoth Cave. Enter your personal information, and copy the suggested text into the final field of the web form.

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The 2008 Comprehensive Trail Management Plan (Plan) for Mammoth Cave was developed through a collaborative public input process that considered the desires of different user groups and the needs of the park. The success of this project demonstrates the ability of trail users to work together and develop win-win solutions.

Two new trails, the Connector and Big Hollow trails, will be constructed for bicycle use and the existing Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike and White Oak trails will be opened to bicycles.

Most visitors visit Mammoth Cave to see the incredible network of limestone caves. The additional trails will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty of the surface landscape as well. The trail system has been designed to offer a range of opportunities that cater to riders of all skill levels and engage in meaningful National Park experience.

This is a chance to establish an important precedent that bicycles are a low-impact recreational opportunity that is compatible with the mission of the National Park Service. We need to let National Park Service know that our community still supports the local efforts for improved access for mountain biking in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Register your support with IMBA and we will incorporate your comments on why this special regulation should be promulgated. After completing the information at the bottom of this alert, IMBA will submit the following comments on your behalf.”