Friday, February 5, 2010

URGENT! The Fells.

Hey everyone. If you ride in the Fells please come to the DCR trail planning meeting on Monday, Feb 8. If you don't ride there, but would like to please come. If you walk your dog, trail run, or hike there, like sharing it with everybody and want to make sure the park is being used fairly and sustainably please come.

The Fells are a great off road resource right here in the city. You can easily ride to the trail from many places in the area.

Here is the Action Alert from NEMBA:

I want to remind you that if you ride the Fells and would like to see more legal riding opportunities there, it’s critical that you attend the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s public forum this Monday night at 6:30pm.

The meeting will take place at the McGlynn School Auditorium
3002 Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, MA 02155

Click here for driving directions:

It is very important to have a full house of mountain bikers attend this meeting. Opponents to mountain biking are working hard to stack the house, so your help is badly needed. Bring a friend too!

DCR is calling this a Trails Planning Workshop that will help guide the short and long-term management of trails. Attendees will participate in small group discussions during which they will review maps of the trail system and add their input as to access points, desired routes, potential connections, trail issues and problems, and potential solutions. Their input will be reported out to the group-at-large.

It’s very important that mountain bikers speak up and express themselves. Some important themes might be:

1. Fair and equitable access policy
2. Access to singletrack
3. More marked loops
4. Positive use to replace illegitimate use
5. Trail plan re-evaluated periodically
Please attend this meeting – it will play an important role for the future of mountain biking at the Fells.

For any late breaking info, please visit

Philip Keyes

See you there!

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