Michigan Mountain Biking Association
RickPlite wrote:It has also come to my attention that many mountain bikers have chosen to ignore the County's request to not park at the barn on Kies Ave. It has been a privilege to ride here, not a right. Please obey the no parking request and park at the D&W Plaza at 10 Mile and Northland Drive until we establish a parking lot on 10 Mile.
Bigtymer wrote:Hey Rick,
Is the white trail on the trail map the new section you guys started Saturdsay? Ive been out there about 8 or 9 times this year and haven't seen a white trail.
rootc wrote:Cars are still being parked at the trail head. I Can't really blame people because I didn't notice any thing posted about not parking there. Honestly, it looks like a parking area for the trail. To expect people not to park there is unrealistic unless there is a blantantly obvious sign posted.
RickPlite wrote:Here is the deal about parking for now: the county and the wMMBA don't have money in our budget to build a proper parking lot, for now the county has allowed us to build trails as long as we only access them by foot or bike. They do not want us parking along side the road or using the Kies two track for parking as it would only hold about 4 cars before spilling out onto the shoulder of the road. Think CSGA on a very busy Tuesday eve, this is exactly what we don't need! Someday we will have more trails and a real parking lot!
rootc wrote:Requesting that people don't park there via the mmba.org forums is far from an official request. The safe assumption is that the majority of the bikers on Lutton trail are not familiar with these forums and never will be. Put a no parking sign up and no one will park in front of the sign as if it were a handicap parking spot, but I guarantee they will park all around it. A laminated brochure at the trail head, explaining the parking situation, would be ideal especially if it has potential to jepordize the use of the trail. On a similar note a brief trail map would be nice as well; however, I understand if the trail map needs to wait until the white trail is completed. Again, it's a great trail and will continue to improve with some age.
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