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    Author(s): Arthur W. Magill
    Date: 1992
    Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 69-70
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Mountain bicycling is a rapidly growing sport exerting substantial pressure on recreation areas in the urban-wildland interface. In 1983 there were under a million mountain bike users, today there are 15 million. Little is known about the bicyclists, but hikers and equestrians have complained about encounters with cyclists speeding down trails with little regard for others. Despite the few negative reports, greater value may accrue from benefits to bicyclists, increased income for resorts from summer bicycling, and potential income for rural communities. A study is planned to describe the characteristics of mountain bicyclists, define the amount of conflict with other users, identify commercial opportunities, and define community development potential resulting from bicycling. The research will investigate activities on both sides of the country through cooperation of two USDA Forest Service Research Stations.

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    Magill, Arthur W. 1992. Mountain Bicycling in the Urban-Wildland Interface. In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 69-70

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