Crazed Country Rebel
They are using camera's, and doing more patrols to crack down on illegal trails being built.
Ride FAST, my friends!:thumbsup:
Ride FAST, my friends!:thumbsup:
Yah. I almost posted what you wrote on strava, but circumscribed it instead.Yep I got a talking to today on the Hank and Frank trail. They have been given a grant to have consultants do reports regarding the damage some bootlegged trails have done in the park system. The consultants are concerned about the natural foliage and lack of Trillium growing under the canopy....but may not like the explanation that the cows ate it all.
But the trail builders for the trail I was tagged on had left their buckets for mixing mud and making berms laying around and the erosion is being recorded by photo.
Sooo...cuttings and tree limbs are now being placed across the trails, at the base of H&F they have pulled the old fences and barbed wire into the trail!! Any stream dams are being destroyed, and traverses of gullies are being filled with debris. My usual 4 minute ride was turned into a 19 minute hike a bike and eye to eye with EBRP enforcement and consultants at task....
Bummer in Briones!!
At that point I would've been back on the bike pedaling away. Unless you're in Uniform, even as Bike Patrol is, I got no reason to listen to you preach, especially given you were already on the fire road. All that screams is someone has too much free time on their hands and shouldn't have been on the quad out there when not in Uniform...I was there with a couple friends a few months ago and a couple un-uniformed (I think) guys on quads...
That. Solve that simple issue and setup a properly graded and maintainable fireroad and it'll solve most of their issues. Then let a couple bike specific access points open and you're golden...Unfortunately we are 3rd class citizens. Riding there every day I have met almost every local equestrian and most are nice people. Most agree the fire roads are poor by design with too many steep drops and numerous blind turns...
I had thought that from looking at a park map many years ago, but have not gotten around to re-researching it yet.alexbn921 said:The guys on quads were misinformed about legal single track there are several that we're allowed to ride and many more that they don't care about.
Nice tryI noticed you guys re-posting to this thread so figured I'd ask. I've ridden cross in Briones on and off over the last few years (it's kind of terrible for it). I moved close to the park a year and a half ago and a few months ago, I got a mountain bike.
I've been exploring but have yet to find anything truly great. I know the bench drop and the routes that connect at the bottom of it, and down through Blue Oak. Of course I live on the opposite side of the park so it's a good workout getting there and back.
Sounds like a few of you spend a lot of time in the park -- where do you ride aside from the fire road? Is there anywhere else with decent single track in the park? Feel free to PM me if it's something you'd rather keep it quiet. I appreciate the help. I agree that there is a lot of potential in the park, but EBRPD are fun haters.
Anyone know of decent routes in Tilden/Wildcat? I've looked but found nothing so far. Thanks!