Snowbikers seek access to Yellowstone winterJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Advocates of nonmotorized winter use say Yellowstone National Park should allow snow bicycles on groomed trails.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Advocates of nonmotorized winter use say Yellowstone National Park should allow snow bicycles on groomed trails.
Snow bicycles are similar to mountain bikes but with fatter tires.
Tim Young, of Friends of Pathways, says the prohibition against snow bicycles is a knee-jerk reaction on the part of the Park Service to a little-understood form of winter recreation.
He tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that a snow bicycle is comparable to a cross-country skier.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says there's concern that snow bicycling will cause safety issues because snowmobiles and snow coaches use the same trails.
Yellowstone is drafting a new winter-use plan, and Nash says the park welcomes any comment on the snow bikes.