February 15, 2014
Andy Sargent rides the Maston Trail Jan. 29 along the ridge above the Deschutes River, near Redmond. Mountain biking on muddy Central Oregon trails has become a controversial activity over the last several years. Doing so can seriously damage certain trails by leaving ruts that dry and harden like pavement in the baking heat of summer.
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Cycling on muddy winter trails can leave behind long-term damage