Done. Great survey!
Yes, Sierra Club is clearly fishing for the response / data that mtb-ers generate conflict and lead to other users avoiding trails.Considering that survey was created by the Sierra Club, I cannot see it having a positive outcome for mountain bikers.
Make another email account?Does no one read the details on these?
"*Please note we are requiring emails to ensure the survey reflects the views of our membership. We will not share, disclose or sell your personal information to any outside party. "
Why give them any data, skewed or otherwise? The more responses they have, the more important they will seem.Make another email account?
I tend to agree with this, but I'm a Sierra Club member (maybe I shouldn't admit that here ) so I did fill it out. I think it's good for them to know if their own members support MTB.Why give them any data, skewed or otherwise? The more responses they have, the more important they will seem.
I think most members are well intended and unaware of the strong anti mountain bike bias the leadership has.I tend to agree with this, but I'm a Sierra Club member (maybe I shouldn't admit that here ) so I did fill it out. I think it's good for them to know if their own members support MTB.
At the national level, they have an agreement with IMBA. It's obviously not everything that mountain bikers would want but I don't think it's a bad agreement. It recognizes the legitimacy of biking in open space and states that there are some places that should be reserved for non-mechanized travel (i.e. no bikes in wilderness - some may disagree with this but I think the main issue was re-designation of land as wilderness, not the concept itself). I think it's the local level where there's a bigger problem. The local chapters on both sides of the bay have used some interesting communication that I don't think is very well thought out. The Loma Prieta chapter sent a letter on e-bikes to Midpen that is just full of misinformation. It's poorly researched and it's difficult to believe it went over well since the person they sent it to wrote the Santa Clara County Parks policy on e-bikes. The east bay chapter has also sent some pretty questionable and amateur stuff.I think most members are well intended and unaware of the strong anti mountain bike bias the leadership has.
With 120,000 acres under management, one would think that the east bay is choke full of awesome trails, yet it is mostly over grade fire roads. 2 issues at EBRPD: an ancient board that either doesn't get it or outright hates cyclists. The district is a massive bureaucracy where everything takes 5x longer than normal to get done. So, I would not my breath though I appreciate any improvementI'd like to throw out that EBRPD sent staff to a recent Santa Cruz Mountain Trail Stewardship (Formerly MBOSC) Trail Crew training session to learn how MTB trails should be built. So there is a move afoot at EBRPD to improve MTB recreation in the lands they manage. About time.