I'm new to the sport. But this is happening in central Indiana too. Bikers build the trails and ask everyone not to use when it's muddy. This annoys hikers, dog walkers and horse riders who think "it's a trail, it's supposed to have a bit of mud".....then get super defensive when those, that have put in the effort to build them (and maintain them) ask them to stop doing it.MarkvW said:Yeah, I totally agree with you.Tom T. said:I agree that mountain bikers do not belong in a National Park or someplace like Baxter State Park here in Maine. But where I live in Portland, Maine, there would not be a fraction of the trails that exist without mountain bikers. There has been an explosion of trail building in and around the city, we can easily do a 50 mile MB ride on trail in Portland and the surrounding towns. This has been mostly spearheaded by mountain bikers. So hikers, dog walker and trail runners (something I also do) have benefited from the work of riders. We all coexist rather nicely.