Mountain Bikers Need To Tread Lightly And Avoid Thomas Fire Burn Zone

There is a strong temptation right now for mountain bikers (and hikers and equestrians) to suit up and head out to survey the devastation of the recent Thomas Fire. There are a number of reasons why it is best to fight the urge and limit your riding (now that the air quality is good again) to areas that did not burn. The Forest Is Closed The first reason to stay off the burned trails is that the forest is closed. I think. The Los Padres National Forest website is so…