Support Letter #000036

Having lived and ridden in San Francisco for over 10 years I have had the pleasure of riding a few legal bike trails and the displeasure of being shouted at on every other trail by hikers and dog walkers. I have been quite confused why there are not more shared use trails in the city and more specifically, bike-only trails in the city, ie. skills development trails. It seems to me this is most likely a case of the city defining a leader and the city fearing it will be an expensive endeavor. Seattle and Portland have both proven that mountain bikers take care of their own, the community and more importantly, the expensive work! With support from the city that will focus more on permission and organization than strictly funding the McLaren Bike Park will be a success and will not break the bank. A bike park is an amazing form of safe recreation for families and kids of all ages. Kids who get hooked on riding rarely get hooked on anything else! I’ve made the best friends anyone could ask for riding my bike. These are friends from 15 to 55 years of age and they all have a good head on their shoulders and an amazing sense of community. Let’s do this! Best Regards.

Male 35. 94118. 3/3/2010 8:53:59

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