Floyd Alvin wrote:What? Mountain bikers in Bradley Park?
Where are all you guys and gals that came unhinged over the idea of camping in Bradley Park?
My goodness, mountain bikers welcome, campers not? ... you got to be kidding?
Sounds like the snowshoe trail idea is bing used to get a toe hold for the bikers. How many snowshoers are there anyway?
First of all, this project is to create a viable, sustainable trail system within the park and relaim trails that have since deteriorated over the years. This isn't developing land to incorporate campsites which can lead to land management issues and environmental issues. The trails would be created to facilitate the requirements of a bike, but welcomed to trail runners, snowshoers, mountain bikers, walkers, outbound xc skiiers and other "silent" sport enthusiasts. Snowshoers would help with keeping the trail sustainable and help with maintainence over the winter months, so yeah it's kind of a toe hold in that regard. Not some government spending bill to hide billions of wasted dollars.
Getting back on topic, how many snowshoers are there? We don't know that answer because there is nothing within close proximity that will allow that kind of activity same goes for all the above mentioned silent sports. The proposed trails would give an opportunity to try out the aforementioned activities and locals a closer place to home to partake in some of those activities as well both of which I wish had when growing up.
Campsites would be great but as mentioned in that discussion, developing land could hurt the geological aspect of the 110 acre area. Not one tree will be cut down during this project, only defining a trail to be followed per IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) guidelines.