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From the Daily Camera
In 1991, Kent Young invited a group of fellow cyclists to meet at University Bicycles, which he managed at the time, to talk about advocacy for the relatively new sport they'd taken up.
"Mountain biking was becoming more and more popular, but there was no voice in Boulder," he said. "And generally across the country, it was the beginning of mountain bikers trying to represent themselves as a legitimate user group."
Though BMA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the battles over bikes on trails in Boulder County started more than 20 years ago, when mountain biking was a fledgling sport, in the 1980s. A 1982 story in the Daily Camera reported:
"'Mountain bikers' lost their bout with the Boulder City Council Tuesday for open-ended riding privileges on city parks and open space trails and unimproved roads.
"The council voted ... to generally prohibit the non-motorized bikes on trails, fire access roads and other unimproved roads in city parks and open space."
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