Alex DeBonville: Hidden Gems bad for Summit County |

Alex DeBonville: Hidden Gems bad for Summit County

I feel Hidden gem proposal is bad for the Summit County community and the mountain bike community as well. The polls are showing that this is 2:1 for in favor of the Hidden Gems proposal which is hard for me to believe. Is this poll with those that actually understand the proposal?

I don’t understand the restriction on mountain bikes for wilderness areas. Wilderness areas let horses on the trails, but the horses poop and it normally does not get picked up. While you are hiking, it is not fun to have to dodge poop. Mountain bikers are not pooping all over the place and making a mess, so what is wrong with mountain bikers. Bikers don’t use gas or create pollution. I hope people realize what this proposal is going to do to the trails and people around Summit County. Access will be greatly limited to those of us who use the trails with other means than hiking or horseback riding. It will also make those trails which will not be limited over used. Is this what we want for our community?

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