First and foremost, WELCOME! We’re glad you’re here!
Here at the PCTRI, we’ve noticed that a link to our surveys appears in your forum for May 19, 2014. A number of you have since answered our surveys and raised questions or made comments. We appreciate your feedback and are really surprised to hear just how many members of the hiking community support our efforts! Of course, as with any controversial issue, however, there are those who don’t support us, and that’s okay. We want to hear from you too.
The problem is that we can’t easily participate in your discussion forum (i.e., the PCT-L). The PCT-L forum moderator swiftly and severely restricts any discussion of bicycles in a calculated manner, unless it narrowly adheres to his opinion that bicycles and don’t belong anywhere on the Pacific Crest Trail. We’ve tried posting before, to answer questions raised by you, and have always done so in a constructive, respectful and polite manner, though this has been met with little success as our posts are often deleted within minutes, if they even get posted at all. It’s futile to make further efforts as long as this policy remains in place.
Being the bright and independent thinker that you are though, you’re certainly welcome to send us your comments or questions! There are several ways to do so, including the contact form on this site, for a more private conversation or our Facebook page for a more public discussion, and we’ll do our best to reply to any germane point or question if you supply an e-mail address.
In the meantime, we invite you to become further informed about the legal, historical, social, and environmental debates about bicycling on the PCT by perusing this website. There’s a lot of info here that we’ve taken a lot of time to put together . . . .