New rule could give mountain bikers more access to National Parks, Rainier not likely to be impacted
A new plan that would give mountain bikers more access to national parks, will have almost no impact on Mount Rainier National Park, chief ranger Chuck Young said this afternoon.
“It’s not even on the table,” Young said, noting that 97 percent of the park is designated wilderness.
The National Park Service announced Thursday it will expand bicycle access but will continue to prohibit bikes in wilderness areas.
“Bikes are a great way to exercise, get healthy, and experience the great outdoors,” National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said in a prepared statement. “This new rule gives park superintendents greater …