Save Our Trails!

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  • 09-01-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Save Our Trails!
    Fellow MTBers, we need your help.

    The City of Mission, Texas is taking away a large portion of our singletrack trails. These trails were developed by The Mission Trails Club (http://www.missiontrails.org/) on city park land, with permission and assistance from the Parks and Rec department.

    These trails are used by mountain bikers, trail-runners, hikers, nature observers, and anyone else who enjoys the diverse flora and fauna South Texas has to offer.

    These trails are the only ones we have and the City is leasing them to a private skeet shooting club. Within the next few months the trails will be fenced off to prevent access and stunt further growth of our trails.

    Please sign our petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mtc/ We need all the help we can get as the city has already approved and signed this lease prior to informing anyone.

    thank you.
  • 09-01-2010
    wallaby123
    Done! Good luck :thumbsup:
  • 09-01-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Thank you! Please spread the word. These are the only accessible, approved trails in our entire region.
  • 09-01-2010
    4MooreFitness
    Done! Let us know what happens.
  • 09-01-2010
    clewttu
    start posting up on local forums like dorba, ghorba, bikemojo, etc to get bigger numbers...this forum isnt all that followed
  • 09-01-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Thanks will do.
  • 09-01-2010
    4MooreFitness
    Also maybe your LBS facebook page.

    Bike Masters
    http://www.facebook.com/bikemasters

    Wallys Bicycles
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/McAlle...5687954?v=info

    Might want to post to their wall.
  • 09-01-2010
    Pedigre
    signed and now sent all over TX...literally
  • 09-01-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pedigre
    signed and now sent all over TX...literally

    Awesome...thank you!
  • 09-03-2010
    junktrunk
    Check the discourse his other thread took on this. Still zero evidence and he only heard of something happening, not a single thing in writing.
  • 09-03-2010
    Pedigre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by junktrunk
    Check the discourse his other thread took on this. Still zero evidence and he only heard of something happening, not a single thing in writing.

    :confused:
  • 09-03-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Evidence? I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're wanting. I understand you don't want to sign the online petition, or you think they're worthless but I don't see why you feel it necessary to attempt to dissuade people. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a lot of press coverage about this. We've been spreading the word at the trails, on facebook, through emails, in person, at the bike shops. Just thought we could garner more support from other forums. There's supposed to be a story on a local channel and next Saturday there will be a press conference at the trails as well with more news outlets attending.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missio...35301989825503
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-Trails-Club/135301989825503#!/pages/Save-Mission-Trails/144326308937676?ref=ts
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-Trails-Club/135301989825503#!/pages/MISSION-PARKS-RECREATION/121239994562714?ref=ts

    http://www.progresstimes.net/
    MISSION — It only took a few weeks for Melinda Herradura to fall in love with her new hobby.
    Joining her husband, Aldrin, who began biking a year ago, Herradura said she was upset to hear a portion of the Mission Nature Park and Trail would be leased by the city to a local skeet club.
    “I just got my bike and then I found out,” the 34-year-old Edinburg resident said. “We feel really bad.”
    Months ago, city leaders approved leasing out the property to the Mission Skeet and Trap Club for the next 25 years for $1 per year.
  • 09-03-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pedigre
    :confused:

    Me too.
  • 09-04-2010
    MerryPrankster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by junktrunk
    Check the discourse his other thread took on this. Still zero evidence and he only heard of something happening, not a single thing in writing.

    http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=506832
  • 09-06-2010
    MerryPrankster
  • 09-14-2010
    MerryPrankster