Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A New Year for Overland Mountain Bike Club's Trails Committee

Last night was the first meeting of the Trails Committee for 2013.  The Committee has a new leader, Todd Thibodeau, who is off to a great start with a very well-structured and organized first meeting.  For those of you who don't know who Todd is, he is the man behind the Curt Gowdy and Glendo trail systems in Wyoming.  Todd is very in tune with the needs of multiple users and has been very successful with his trail planning and overall vision for trails in the greater Northern Colorado and Cheyenne region.  I firmly believe that Todd will help lead the Committee, and Overland, towards successfully completing the Trail Vision Plan and making sure that it is well rounded for all users.

Some early results have come in from the survey and an overwhelming amount of users were interested in better trail connectivity, more trails, and more technical trail options.  I would expect these to, at least in part, determine the focus of the Vision Plan.

The one thing that will make the Vision Plan stronger, more acceptable to agencies, and better for all users, is for as many people to fill out the survey as possible!  SO, if have not yet filled out the survey please do so, and share the link with as many people as you can!

I'm looking forward to continuing the representation of all trail users during this process.  I realize that no one elected me to this position but I firmly believe in shared-use trails and as a person who uses trails in every manner possible, I feel confident that I can adequately represent everyone's needs.

If you want to make sure that your voice is heard, fill out the survey and contact me with any comments or concerns that you have.  I am more than willing to talk through any concerns that people may have to make sure that we get this Vision Plan right.

Happy Trails!


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