Tag "advocacy"

Coconino National Forest Plan Revision Workshop on Monday!!

Come out and help make the importance of mountain biking known to your local land managers! Bold italics are the most important info below! November public meetings are scheduled to gather early public input on developing Forest Plan language Interested members of the public are invited to engage in the revision of the Coconino National Forest’s Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).  The public will learn about the Forest

Please comment on the Red Rock Ranger District's Trails Proposal- Deadline June 30th!

The Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District is interested in hearing your thoughts on possible new trails and trailheads within the greater Sedona area. Trails and trail heads are being considered by the District as additions to the existing Red Rock Ranger District trail system. Flagstaff Biking Organization is strongly in favor of this proposal! For those familiar with the trails in Sedona, the District is considering including Hangover

Help ADOT Create Bicycle Safety Plan!!

Click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link to take a survey on your concerns and observations about riding on State Highways in Arizona. Press Release: PHOENIX—As more people use two wheels instead of four to get around, the Arizona Department of Transportation is developing a Bicycle Safety Action Plan to help keep cyclists safe on Arizona’s highways. The goal—to reduce the number of bicycle

Deadline Extended!! Please Comment on the Walnut Canyon Study!

Flagstaff Biking Organization is urging all of Flagstaff’s cyclists to comment on the Walnut Canyon Study. This study, in part, is to determine the suitability of the Walnut Canyon area for expansion of the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Expansion of the Monument would be problematic at best for mountain biking on the Arizona Trail, Flagstaff Loop Trail and the Campbell Mesa Trails. Please use the information below to let decision

Walnut Canyon Study to Host Public Meetings this Week!

There will be several public meetings to scope management strategies for the Walnut Canyon area this week. Some of the alternatives on the table would involve the expansion of Walnut Canyon National Monument, which could be detrimental to bike access in this area. Trails that could be affected include the Arizona Trail and Flagstaff Loop Trail. Please consider attending one of these meetings and making your voice heard! For more

Flagstaff Area Trail needs your help!

Flagstaff Biking Organization is asking Flagstaff Trail enthusiasts to help out Timberline Trail with a quick email. The proposed Timberline Trail is an urban-style trail similar to the Flagstaff Urban Trails (FUTS) that will link Flagstaff to the Timberline and Fernwood Estates in the Doney Park area. The proposed non-motorized trail is intended for hiking, bicycling and equestrian access to popular forest trails along Mount Elden and the Peaks. It will connect

FBO Membership Drive almost there!

We have almost reached our Bike to Work Month membership drive goals but we need your help! Bike to Work Week 2009 was a spectacular success.. With 1250 folks pedalling over 28,000 miles, we kept 15.4 metric tons of carbon from the air and burned over 260 pounds of human kibble. And we felt great! But Flagstaff Biking’s Bike to Work Week, youth & adult education and riding programs, and trail work need an active

FBO teams with IMBA for two great events

Did you see an IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Subaru in town this weekend? Anna and Jason, one of the traveling Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews, came to Flagstaff to meet with local trail builders and managers and to lead a workshop on sustainable trail design and building. On Saturday, they gave an interesting and informative presentation to a full room at the Forest Service office near the Flagstaff Mall, then

Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew to Visit Flagstaff

The Subaru/IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Trail Care Crew will be coming to Flagstaff once again to teach trailbuilding skills, help mountain bikers communicate better with land managers and spend quality time digging in the dirt. The award-winning Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program includes two full-time, professional teams of trail experts who travel North America year-round, leading IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, meeting with government officials and land managers, and working with