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    Big trail win in Lake Tahoe area in CA

    The winds of change are coming... even in California. This is near the awesome Hole in the Ground trail

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    Yup, I've met a few from trails conferences or land conservancy connections who have been working on this behind the scenes for years.

    What MTB really needs is more dedicated trail access advocates - people who will spend the time with land managers and local governments to make more of this happen. Saying I want trails in a public forum is not advocacy that gets trail access opened, neither is signing online petitions.

    Press releases are celebrated by riders, after the hard work of advocacy is done. Trail building, though hard physical work, is the easy part, after the exhausting work of getting new trail access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Yup, I've met a few from trails conferences or land conservancy connections who have been working on this behind the scenes for years.

    What MTB really needs is more dedicated trail access advocates - people who will spend the time with land managers and local governments to make more of this happen. Saying I want trails in a public forum is not advocacy that gets trail access opened, neither is signing online petitions.

    Press releases are celebrated by riders, after the hard work of advocacy is done. Trail building, though hard physical work, is the easy part, after the exhausting work of getting new trail access.
    Yeah, most people just want to complain that their illegally built trails are getting shut down, or the trails aren't "techy" enough for them, or whatever, but one thing they won't do is devote the time and energy to actually doing something to actually make legal trails happen.

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    No one actually wants to spend the 30+ planning and meeting days during a year that goes into access and new trail development.

    No one really thinks about the evenings, days off from work, and other effort advocates put in. And the "oh" you get when you mention it is slightly comical.

    We shall persevere though and those of us that fight the good fight do it not for attention but for our love of riding/trail building/distaste for cruddy trail...

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