More Mountain Biking At National Parks?

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Adventure sports athletes are banned from many of the nation’s best natural playgrounds, but there's a movement to change that. (Pierce Martin)

Outside Magazine senior editor Grayson Schaffer makes the case for opening up more national parks to the kinds of sports that he says more and more people are doing, such as mountain biking and kayaking.

The move would require a change in thinking at the National Park Service, where for decades parks have been viewed as cherished “natural cathedrals.”

He discusses the “overdue” movement to make national parks more fun with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.


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