A4B is all about getting fair and reasonable access for mountain bikers to the trails on our public lands in Marin. The reasons that access is currently so restricted are political in nature. A4B exists in order to address these political reasons with political solutions, which include taking a direct role in trail access decisions by public land managers, electing officials who are willing to be fair about bike access, mobilizing mountain bikers to become a political force on their own behalf, and building an informed community of advocates for fair access.
The Marin Road and Trail Management Plan was presented to the Marin Open Space Commission and a wonderful thing happened. It was agreed that the policy that used the term ‘dangerous mountain biking’ should be changed to say ‘dangerous activities’. Once that change of phrase was agreed upon, the Open Space Commission approved the plan.
Access4Bikes is pleased with the outcome of the meeting as we felt strongly that ‘dangerous mountain biking’ was prejudicial and factually incorrect. Having a prejudiced policy based on false data is not in the best interests of Marin. The Commission agreed.
The plan will now go to vote with the Marin Board of Supervisors December 16.
For the Marin IJ story:
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The film festival was a great success. To see all your friends, here you go ! And thanks to Jason Todd for all the great photos ! jasontoddphoto.com (415) 488-8040. … Continue reading
Bill’s Trail is an amazing 4-mile connection from Devil’s Gulch to the top of Mt. Barnaby at Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The trail has a bike-friendly width and modest elevation gain. It traverses through a forest of Douglas firs, … Continue reading
Dear Mountain Bikers, The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is recirculating a Draft Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report (RD TPEIR) for the Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP). The MCOSD invites interested persons to review and comment on the … Continue reading
“It doesn’t require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires to people’s minds.” Samuel Adams … Continue reading
The National Park Service is trying to dramatically change how it has successfully managed public recreation areas in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 40 years. It’s planning to turn the majority of open space in the Golden … Continue reading
Very cool video that starts with the high wheelers of old, transitions into the history of mountain biking in Marin, and ends with the Grateful Dead. … Continue reading
Access4Bikes was pleased to see this Marin IJ editorial from March 23, 2014 as well as the cartoon from the 21st. We have traditionally seen the Marin IJ take a more anti-bike perspective, but this editorial is relatively fair and … Continue reading