Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Western Nevada County Master Trails Plan

The Western Nevada County Master Trails plan draft has been released. It is now up to you to make sure it is accurate.

There are some interesting aspects of this draft. For example, it specifies trail connectivity between Purdon Crossing and Hoyt Crossing (Highway 49) and Bridgeport. Imagine riding Washington all the way to Bridgeport? Connectivity is also specified between Round Mountain and Pioneer. Be sure to check out Appendix C.

As you may know, the county began this planning process early in 2009. The goal was to create a plan that detailed where trails are and where future trails should go. The latter is very important, as it will will guide necessary trail construction as development occurs in the future. In other words, if a potential trail is identified in this plan, any development that occurs within that corridor may need to facilitate new trail construction.

How can you help? Please look over the documents and submit comments. The 45-day public comment period will close on February 2, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Please provide any comments you have to the following in writing:

Larkyn Feiler
Advance Planning Division
Nevada County CDA
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bullard's is Clear

According to Joe Chavez of the Tahoe National Forest, all downed trees on Bullards Bar trails have been cleared out as of yesterday. Thanks Joe!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Land Trust Trail Ride - Recap

A collection of Nevada County cyclists started from Auburn Street in Grass Valley on a tour of Land Trust-constructed trails as part of this month's BONC Gala Ride. The weather was cooperative one last day, allowing us to explore some of our best local trails.

The advanced group hit four Land Trust projects and even managed to pass by Bill Haire and company as they worked on the new trail along Rattlesnake Road. We rode a section of ditch that I've never hit before (behind Brunswick Basin heading toward the Litton Trail).

As usual, we doled out beer and food at the end of the ride. Thanks to Nick Jedenoff and Dave Hughes for help leading the ride and Darwin Leek for providing food and his office to stage the event. Please join us for our New Year's Day ride in Auburn.

Oh and if you want to donate to the Land Trust, here is how.