Mountain bike access to some of the best trails in the area are at risk! Your help is needed!
The Flathead National Forest is working on revising the Forest Plan – the document that guides all use within the local forests. Trails like Alpine No. 7 are at risk of being closed to bikes, but we’re fighting to not only preserve access, but also improve it.
We’re asking anyone who likes riding bikes in the forest to submit comments regarding the plan to make sure we have support for bikes on trails into the future. We strongly urge you to submit your comments here and support the continued (and improved!) access for bikes in our national forests!
The deadline is October 3rd, so send in your comments today!
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, a crew of three of us set out for our first ride on Ingalls Mountain. The route started with a gorgeous singletrack climb on Trail 171 at the intersection of the Griffin Creek Road (Rd 538) and Road 2925. There is a large flat area for parking at this intersection. Most of this trail winds through a mix of logged hillsides and old forest fire burn area and the lack of trees on some sections provide jaw-dropping views of the surrounding ridgelines. Adding to the picturesque views are an abundance of native flowers such as fireweed, paintbrush and pearly everlasting.
Flathead Area Mountain Bikers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is working to promote mountain biking and improve trail access in the Flathead Valley.