I don't see mountain bikers trying to ban other park users, but I do often see it the other way around. If mountain bikers don't defend their ground they'll have nowhere to ride in the future.
This is one of Christine's groups.
Green groups don't really think like that, they look at land rehabilitation of decimated areas as already existing natural habitats are being reduced in size.
It's the same issue in Brisbane, there isn't a piece of bush land that wasn't extensively logged or mined at some point, all the topsoil...
It speaks a lot of rubbish, I'm not against environmental protection of endangered fauna and flora, but properly aligned and maintained MTB trails are going to have minimal impact on those issues, connecting people with the bush is what will save it in the end.
Sorry, don't mean to hijack your froth and love it much so, But I feel people should know what battle is going on in the background with these trails.
Same person that's causing the issues here in Brisbane (Dr Flipflop ChrIstiNe HosKing) with its scare tactics and half truths, it's a QUT...