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FREE eBooks from Bicycle Traveler

Introducing Free Ebooks from: Bicycling Around The World The photo eBook ‘Bicycling Around The World’ follows photographer Paul Jeurissen and Grace Johnson’s multi-year cycle journey around the globe in search of inspiring bicycle culture and touring images. Download the eBook here Bike Touring Basics Just getting started with bicycle touring? Wondering what bike and gear to buy? Download this free 86-page eBook, fully updated in 2015 by TravellingTwo and Bicycle Traveler. Download the eBook here Food For Remote Areas Of Argentina en Chile The eBook ‘Food for remote areas of Argentina and Chile’ by Harriet and Neil Pike gives tips on provisioning for long periods in the wilderness and food lists for 8, 15, 17 and 21 day trips. Download the eBook here Bicycle Touring Photography - a quick guide to taking better pictures

The Sierra Club Weighs in on Bikes and Wilderness

Sheepshead Creek, Bitterroot Recommended Wilderness. Photo by Lance Pysher A few weeks ago, we published a piece about the contentious  ban on mountain biking in Wilderness areas . Dan Chu, the director of the Sierra Club’s, “Our Wild America” campaign, gave us the Sierra Club’s perspective on the issue. Here’s some additional food for thought on this complicated and thorny issue… Vernon Felton: So, where does the Sierra Club stand on the issue of mountain biking in wilderness areas? The Wilderness Act actually states no mechanized means of transport can be used within wilderness boundaries, which is why mountain biking is not allowed in official wilderness. However, I can say that the Sierra Club has been involved with the mountain bike community to try and find some consensus whenever that’s possible. Dan Chu: We try to step back and say, “What is the area we want to protect and how can we do that and still allow for different types of recreation?” There are a variety of co

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