As a longtime hiker and trail cyclist, it has been my observation that cyclists tend to leave the actual trail surface borders LESS than hikers or equestrians.
Submitted by: RAY DOLOR – I have no doubt but that they would behave the same on the PCT. In addition, my responsibly-ridden, soft-rubber, air-filled tires do far less in the way of trail surface impact than the feet and hooves of many of the trails’ current users.
There is no fair reason to exclude a valid user group from a trail like the PCT, a public trail on public land, other than a personal or organizational agenda that simply dislikes that group on trails, arbitrarily. What’s next as exclusion-criteria? Ethnic origins? Religious affiliations?