Bike rental companies need permits for federal land starting Nov. 1

Fifteen bicycle-rental companies that deliver to trails along Vail Pass were sent letters this week advising them that after Nov. 1, they will need U.S. Forest Service permits to continue the service.

Similar letters were sent this year to companies that drop off all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

The permits may also be required for drop-offs on non-national forest land, if the bikes will be used on national forest land, White River National Forest district ranger Jan Cutts said in the letter.

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