Annual Fund Campaign Bikes Belong in Public Lands
Since its inception in 2012, MCBC’s Off-Road Program has remained equally focused on three objectives: Education, Environmental Stewardship, and Expanded Access.
Just this year, Slow and Say Hello! outposts taught 500 hikers, bikers, and equestrians how to safely and courteously share trails. MCBC volunteers–including high school students–rebuilt the upper portions of the 680 Trail, making it safer and more fun for everyone. And we recently celebrated the challenging and truly singletrack Hunt Camp Trail’s opening in the beautiful Giacomini Open Space Preserve.
As we near year’s end, I’m excited about a new opportunity: expanded, safer, and better-connected bike access to Pt. Reyes National Seashore’s 28,000-acre non-Wilderness areas! For many years, hikers and equestrians have enjoyed its world-class recreational opportunities, with bicyclists limited to only a small portion of the National Seashore’s trails.
It’s time for a change.
MCBC recently submitted a proposal to the National Park Service asking for specific new trails and access to public ranch zones. Many of you weighed in with your own supporting comments.
As I write this, we’re making plans to meet with Pt. Reyes National Seashore leadership to discuss our proposal.
We’re proud to be your voice, advocating for fair and reasonable access to what should be equally-shared public lands. But we need you there with us.
Please tell us you believe in our call for expanded access by supporting our Annual Fund Campaign today.
Marin County Bicycle Coalition