Ok, then don't be alarmist. This has a snowball's chance. Remember, the Forest Service wants these areas not to be wilderness as much as we do (so they can log them).NOOOOO!!!!!!! Not to be alarmist, but..
Is that a joke? I don't get it.While losing bicycle access to all those trails would be unfortunate, more Wilderness is inherently a very good thing and the Pisgah District is in dire need of more Wilderness.
I'm not sure why the USFS does not look to other areas of the forest to develop trail systems and Wilderness. The Big Pisgah Tract, for example, has an existing trail system that is a lot like Wilderness as it is now. It would be great if they designated it but I'm guessing it doesn't fit their agenda.
If they want to make a Laurel Mountain Wilderness that is good with me. I'm not afraid to go into the woods on foot. Mountain bikers can stick to Dupont or Bent Creek or where ever bikes are still allowed.