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    Do you ride on or near the Blue Ridge Parkway? ACTION ALERT

    Please see our action alert -- mountain bikers are most affected by this, as Parkway officials try to close feeder trails leading up to the Parkway.

    Frank Macguire of IMBA did a lot to help pull this effort together, which affects all outdoor enthusiasts.

    For the best background info, read Anne Whisnant's articles (linked to from ours).

    Bottom line -- we can only support Option C, and then only with some changes. Otherwise, the whole thing is a no-go, as far as we're concerned.

    Please follow the link above, and submit your comments.

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    the link is down...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_chrome View Post
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    It's working for me right now...

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    The Bikeleague has a ready-made email for you to submit comments via CapWiz:

    League of American Bicyclists * Take Action

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    Sent. Today is the last day to send that email.

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    Thanks to everyone who wrote in. From our president, Champe Burnley, this morning:


    A big thanks to everyone for getting the word out last week to respond to the Blue Ridge Parkway draft management plan. The deadline for comments was Friday.

    Though we don't have final numbers back from the Parkway staff, as of the middle of last week, they had received 500 comments in total according to Superintendent Phil Francis.

    The League of American Bicyclists, who kindly sent out the automated blast, tells us they had a total of 600 comments submitted from 27 states. 275 of those notes were submitted by Virginia residents.

    Hopefully your efforts will influence the final management report and we will see changes to make the Parkway more bike friendly and accommodating in the future.

    Thank you!

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