Great article in the Peninsula Press, a Stanford University journalism publication, that paints a pretty accurate portrayal of the battles mountain bikers have in Marin http://peninsulapress.com/2016/04/22/mountain-biking-marin-county/ And our President, Vernon Huffman, is quoted and photographed. On the other side of … Continue reading
Vernon Huffman, president of Access4Bikes, discusses opening trails to mountain bike access in Marin with Linda Novy, spokesperson for FootPeople. … Continue reading
Adventure Sports Journal just published a great online article about the situation in Marin that Access4Bikes is trying to fix. Read on to learn more about our plight and feel free to join and help if you can. http://adventuresportsjournal.com/biking/separate-and-not-equal … Continue reading
Two very different articles were recently published about the March 15th RTMP meeting. The article in the Marin IJ is titled Mountain-bikers-accuse-parks-officials-of-banning-them-from-trails-in-new-marin-county-plan http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/open-space-plan-shifts-blunt-refined-approach-scaling-impact-criteria … Continue reading
The December 12th Marin IJ reader’s forum had a story about an equestrian being injured due to some mountain bikers. Access4Bikes conducted a freedom of information request and here here is the official report. We think it’s important to note that: … Continue reading
For the past 30 years, equestrians who are against mountain bikers have focussed on safety as the reason why bikes should not be allowed on trails. This is in spite of the fact that the State of California did a study … Continue reading
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.
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Given a tendency by the Marin IJ to be not so pro-bike, Access4Bikes was pleasantly surprised to see this recent article. http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/ci_25364054/how-it-is:-expanding-ones-horizons-on-a-mountain-bike … 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
Two bike related letters appeared on March 21. The first we completely agree with, it is time to change the rules. The second one, that would require all bikes to get a license, we’re not so sure about. But if … Continue reading