Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 27, 2012

Bicycle trails proposed in New River Gorge

GLEN JEAN — Bicycles would be allowed on new and existing trails in the New River Gorge under a rule proposed by the National Park Service.

The rule would authorize bicycle use on five new trails and 19 existing trails and administrative roads.

Two of the new trails are stacked loop systems, which have interconnected loops to provide varied routes, distances and destinations. The others would be converted from roads that are no longer used.

One track loop trail system has been built. The other new trails have been approved for construction.

The deadline for public comments is Oct. 26. Comments can be submitted online at http://www.regulations.gov . Comments also can be submitted by mail to Don Striker, Superintendent, Attention: Bicycle Regulation, New River Gorge National River, P.O. Box 246, Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246.

 

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