The Impacts of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People
A Review of the Literature

Vandeman, Michael J.
Date Written:  2004-07-03
Year Published:  2004
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10455

It is clear that mountain biking is harmful to some wildlife and people. No one, even mountain bikers, tries to deny that. Bikes create V-shaped ruts in trails, throw dirt to the outside on turns, crush small plants and animals on and under the trail, facilitate increased levels of human access into wildlife habitat, and drive other trail users (many of whom are seeking the tranquility and primitiveness of natural surroundings) out of the parks.

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