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Big Bend Ranch State Park trail designated an ?Epic? mountain bike ride

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?Epic? mountain bike ride

Whatever happened to the plans to have a huge biking trail at Big Bend National Park?

Way back from 2006

http://www.nps.gov/bibe/parkmgmt/mt-bike_scoping.htm

http://www.americantrails.org/resources/fedland/imbanps06.html

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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Big Bend Ranch State Park trail designated an ?Epic? mountain bike ride
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 10:58:56 PM »
The following is the conclusion of the internal scoping meeting letter:
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In a word, the park staff's answer to the possibility of expanding mountain biking opportunities in Big Bend National Park is a resounding "No".
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I think that should answer your question.  :eusa_think:

So, did I sound like presidio, just a little? :icon_smile:
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Re: Big Bend Ranch State Park trail designated an ?Epic? mountain bike ride
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 11:22:09 PM »
The following is the conclusion of the internal scoping meeting letter:
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In a word, the park staff's answer to the possibility of expanding mountain biking opportunities in Big Bend National Park is a resounding "No".
:eusa_hand:

I think that should answer your question.  :eusa_think:

So, did I sound like presidio, just a little? :icon_smile:

I have to agree on this one.  A few years ago, Erle and I were organizing our packs at the Dodson/Juniper Canyon trail head preparing to hike toward Elephant Tusk and we heard something rapidly coming down the JC trail. 

It was two mountain bikers.  They paused near us and one said, "WOW", and they continued down the road before we could engage.  I have no idea how far they hauled their bikes up the trail or where they were going but I know one thing:  if you had been hiking up JC and weren't able to get off the trail in time . . . it would have hurt or worse. 

Not a compatible use with hiking in the desert.

Al

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Re: Big Bend Ranch State Park trail designated an ?Epic? mountain bike ride
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 01:32:16 PM »
No mountain bikes are allowed on the trails at Big Bend now.  The plan called for a stand alone mountain bike trail in the area near Panther Junction.  There will always be the individual or individuals that feel they will do no harm.  The rules are for everyone else.

 


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