Forest Access Partnership with URoC Mountain Bike Club

Here’s a great story about how a mountain biking club (United Riders of Cumberland), the Village of Cumberland, and two forestry companies came together to create a forest access partnership. As a result of nearby forestry activities, URoC had the opportunity to access the forest and build a burgeoning new local mountain biking industry.

“What this trail agreement showed is that the forest industry, and recreation and communities aren’t exclusive of one another. You can have a working forest, as well as community recreation within that forest. I think this is a great example of that.”
– Matthew Merritt, Hancock Forest Management