I am currently prewriting and planning a paper for my Ethics and Management of Public Lands class. It's a forestry/recreation management oriented philosophy course. I am writing my first paper defending the utillitarian position that mountain bikes should not be allowed in wilderness areas. It isn't a hard paper and we're just suppose to take an ethical framework and apply it to current land management issue. I am not really to inspired to defend the utillitarian position that mountain bikes should not be allowed in wilderness areas. I figured since i am not too motivated to defend this position, i would look for inspiration on the boards. So tell me folks, how do you feel about mountain bike access in wilderness areas? I am sure it will be a bit biased since i am on a mountain bike forum, but i am sure there are some tree hugging environmentalists on the boards who have an interesting view. I'd love to hear everyones! Happy trails and thanks for the input!