I received the following email today about the Apex trail in Golden.. Click on the link and let your thoughts be known! http://dev.comba. org/apex_ survey.html
This is a pretty serious issue and requires you to please act to maintain access to many of the trails that you have grown to love. Jefferson County has been getting a lot of heat on Apex conflict and is looking for user feedback on the use of this trail. Don’t kid yourself thinking that whatever the result is won’t result in a spill over to many more of the Front Range trails that you care about.
COMBA has been heading up discussions with Jeffco and has asked for the mountain bike community to speak up and be heard. Quantity matters much more than quality at this point. The more that we show that mountain bikers value Apex, the more we will have our voice heard. Just a couple of tips on what should be communicated:
1) Appreciation for all the work/effort from Jeffco for maintaining these trails for ALL users
2) Speak with a subtle voice and do not create more disparity to the issue. Rather we want to communicate that the conflict is minor and through some creativity it can be easily resolved.
3) Tell them how much you use the Apex trail system and how important it is to the Denver mountain bike community since it offers a nice, technically challenging trail to residents of Jefferson County without having to drive a long way to get there.
There are 3 ways to participate and I ask that you please do all 3.
1) Go to this link and fill out the questionaire so that Jefferson County hears your individual voice: http://dev.comba. org/apex_ survey.html
2) Attend at least one of the Open Houses in person that Jefferson County is holding to discuss with all trail users. Two open Houses will be held in June at the Open Space Ponderosa Meeting Room located at 700 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden (In same complex as Taj Mahal). A large turnout from mountain bikers will help ensure our standing in these important discussions! Mark your calendars and attend if you can: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m; Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
3) Forward this email onto all of your mountain bike friends and personally ask them to participate.
Let’s show Jefferson County that we are united, appreciate the work that they do, care about trail access and are willing to mobilze to keep our trails open to biking.