Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?

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Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?

Post by Tom » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 am

Congress is considering a change to the Wilderness Act:
http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/05/co ... ess-areas/

It would appear the Park Superintendent/NPS could still forbid them, which is still what they do in the 'non-wilderness' areas as well (Rock Harbor, etc) with exception of Rollerblades and maybe children's bikes at Mott, if I call correctly.

Interesting the proposed wording doesn't include allowing wheeled portage devices, which I could see as being one thing the NPS might consider if the law was changed to permit them.


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Re: Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:40 am

Interesting at the least. The motives of the bill's supporters are unclear although I've long wondered why the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has not been used more for such access. Here is the official government page for the bill, where it's progress can be tracked.

I think a portage dolly would easily pass muster.

Without getting too political, I don't give this action any chance of passage nowadays. Almost nothing gets through today's Senate.
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