Electric bikes allow riders to go much further and faster in the countryside – and this has led to a lot of concern from mountain bikers.
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Outdoor recreation is booming across the US, but research shows that the presence of humans – or the trails they hike and ski on – can have harmful effects on wildlife at less-than-close range.
Our research suggests there is much to learn from mountain bikers on the fragile connections between humans and nature.
A cyclist in San Bernadino National Forest, where e-bikes were previously banned.
The Trump administration has moved to allow electric bikes on all federally owned trails where normal bikes are allowed. A public lands scholar weighs in on the issues this could cause.
Scottish mountain biker Rab Wardell at the official opening of the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails, Glasgow.
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Mountain bikers took to trails around Glasgow yesterday, with men’s and women’s cross-country races run at the new purpose-built Cathkin Braes Country Park. There’s more to the event than steep slopes…