Our Work 2019 Off-Road Program Highlights
Each year, MCBC’s Off-Road Program works to expand mountain biking opportunities through education, environmental stewardship, and trail development. In 2019, following years of advocacy, education, negotiation, and collaboration, the MCBC team helped deliver several plans and improvements that we’re proud of. We also put together a few rides and events that were pretty darn fun, if we say so ourselves. As voted on by MCBC supporters, here are the top highlights from MCBC’s Off-Road Program in 2019:
MCBC requests for expanded trail access in Pt. Reyes National Seashore included in NPS plans
Last November, many of you joined us in calling on NPS to expand bicycle access throughout non-wilderness areas of Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Our voices were heard, as all plan proposals currently under consideration include our requests for expanded access, increased connectivity to existing trail systems in the area, and the adoption of existing ranch roads into the trail system. A final decision is expected in early 2020. Read More >>
At long last, Azalea Hill is moving forward!
The Azalea Hill Project was unanimously approved by Marin Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors, a milestone victory for MCBC’s Off-Road Program that follows years of relationship-building, good planning, community support, and perseverance. The two-mile trail will connect the Mt. Tam Watershed to Pine Mountain, and is the first of our “3 Gaps” projects to move forward! Read More >>
Another trail gap set to close on Mt. Tam; Easy Grade Trail change-in-use granted
A change-in-use for Easy Grade Trail was granted, improving off-road bicycling connectivity on Mt. Tamalpais and moving us closer to the completion of a continuous bike-legal dirt route from Golden Gate Bridge to Pt. Reyes! Read More >>
Trail Stewards help deliver new trails in the program’s first year!
Our new Trail Stewards Initiative increased our capacity to build and maintain sustainable trails with a well-trained volunteer force. This year the crew worked on Eagle Rim Trail (Mt. Burdell), Bill’s Trail (Samuel P. Taylor), and Ponti Trail (Terra Linda), racking up a total of 1114 volunteer hours, training 261 volunteers in trail maintenance and construction, and resulting in savings upwards of $28k from volunteer service. Learn more >>
Members make it happen!
All of the great results you read about above are made possible by you, our members. Not a member? Join Marin County Bicycle Coalition today and enable an even better 2020!