MMBA's Mission:
To preserve, protect, and promote mountain bike access and diverse
riding opportunities on Montana's public lands through education,
communication, and unified action.
"Whatever the social question, a bicycle should be part of the answer"

Position on Wilderness

MMBA respects the federal land agencies' regulation that bicycles are not allowed in existing Wilderness and does not seek to overturn or modify this position. We as cyclists and outdoor recreationalists enjoy the attributes of Wilderness like the most ardent wildland supporters. MMBA is open to supporting new, socially responsible Wilderness designation when it is part of a larger land access picture that can include companion designations, non-Wilderness corridors or cherry stems and boundary adjustments that will protect the land and allow continued bicycle use.

MMBA believes that Congressionally sanctioned Companion Designations will protect the resource while still allowing bicycle access. Let's explore these companion designations in addition to Wilderness as viable tools for the goal of permanent legislative protection.

Protection Comparison of Wilderness and Companion Designations

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