It's a sad day when we need every mountain biker, mountain bike organization and mountain bike oriented business to help keep our trails. Well, it seems Elk River Touring Center (who promotes mountain biking) and Snowshoe Mountain, both near Slatyfork WV are in favor of allowing the WV Wilderness Coalition and others force us off many of our mountain bike trails. I really feel raped by ERTC because I have always suggested that anyone going to Slatyfork stop by, get a map, say hello and even recommended staying there.
The only thing I can suggest now is that when you are ridding in the Slatyfork area, please don't suport these businesses. Also, please go to the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association website, and on the home page find the link and sign the pettition to keep our trails.
Here is the testimony of Gil Willis, owner of ERTC. http://wvmba.freeforums.org/elk-river-touring-t59.html
I am extremely disappointed in Gil Willis.