The mission of RADtrek is threefold: 1.) Protect wilderness trails for riding; 2.) Tour of the Rockie's highest elevations by wheel; 3.) Introduce the RAD route to the adventure cycling public.
In a nutshell, RADtrek is about making human-powered cycling - not stunt riding and racing - over wild, mountainous terrain a part of our American psyche. This goal is to be achieved through 1.) informational marketing for proper trail etiquette, determining appropriate trails for bikes, and preserving high elevation single-track routes for cycling. 2.) working with and supporting the STC and IMBA in their efforts to open new trails or keep existing back country trails open to riding through advocacy and volunteer efforts, and 3.) keeping present and future generations informed about the positive environmental impacts of biking and reasonable limits to that acceptance. RADtrek does not proposes to turn all Wilderness trail into bike routes, but rather to recognize the human-powered cycle as an appropriate means of natural transport. The bottom line is that all trail users must respect the land and follow the "Leave No Trace" policies regardless of the mode of transport. Motorized vehicles should never be allowed in Wilderness Areas under any circumstances.
Additionally, it is tantamount to protect these trail's natural surroundings from privatization, and over development, whether for industrial or tourist purposes. Working in conjunction with other trail users and conservationists is essential to achieving these goals.