Originally Posted by jake28
Motor: Riding areas continually under pressure and often close.
Pedal: Federal budget to promote riding is increasing. (See NYTimes article on bike economics this morning).
Maybe road biking is being promoted, but mountain bike trails are being closed just as fast as dirt bike trails. That's thanks to the (elitist) Sierra Club + hikers + equestrians that have convinced the gov't to ban all mechanized travel from so many trails. Even trails that were created/improved by mountain bikers. It's very very sad.