Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hidden Falls Ride - 4/4

The Nevada County Land Trust is hosting a mountain bike ride on Saturday April 4th, at 9:00 am, at Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn, CA. This is a No Rider Left Behind ride, so all level of riders are welcome.

This ride benefits the Land Trust and is part of their "Treks Through Time Series" The ride is being led by BONC and FATRAC. There is a fee of $12.00 for Nevada County Land Trust Members and $17.00 for Non-members.

Where: Hidden Falls Regional Park, Auburn (directions)

Time: Meet 9:00 AM Registration/ Leave 9:30-until completion Estimate 2 + hours.


Registration fee $12.00 or $17.00.
Mountain Bike in ridable condition
Water: Bottle / Camel Back
Snack: Fruit / Sandwich / energy bar / etc

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Planning for New and Better Trails

On Saturday, trail enthusiasts convened to begin providing input on the Western Nevada Country Recreation Trails Master Plan. This county initiative seeks to identify existing and potential trail corridors so that the county can require new trails as development occurs and area non-profits can target grant funding for said projects . The plan should win approval this year, perhaps even by June, which is lightening fast by government standards.

It disappointed me to see so few mountain bikers at the crucial meeting, but I am grateful to those who did attend. We have an opportunity to advocate for multi-use trails and it is important we speak out in favor of bicycle access; there are those in Nevada County who would use plans like this to restrict such access. Sunday's participants were polled on such issues and other important questions about what kind of trails we want.

Please consider attending future sessions of this planning process if you care about what trails you can and can't ride in the future. This is important, thanks.

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