Slovak prez bans MTBs

After the end of August it will be illegal to ride a bicycle on most trails in Slovakia, reports the International Mountain Bike Association.

The regulation will be implemented by an amendment of forestry law passed by Slovak Parliament in June, and signed by Slovak President Gasparovic in July. The measure has met with a strong disagreement among Slovak public and has been criticised by mountain biking advocacy organisations.

Slovak mountain bikers were caught by surprise when they learned that a widespread ban of mountain biking on forest trails has been proposed. Just few days after the information became public the Slovak parliament passed the legislation, albeit after heated discussions. Mountain bikers believed they would be able to Continue reading “Slovak prez bans MTBs”