Mountain Biking hits a Bump

LAKE PLACID, US - Ski resorts that opened trails to riders in off-season find business is sparse: "Numbers have dropped off a cliff," said Dick Carlson, director of skiing at one of these resorts. "I don't know where it's going in the industry." When mountain biking took off in the mid- to late 1990s, many ski resorts opened their trails to the sport. It was a way to expand the season and boost revenues.

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