George Tranelberg: Bike racers don’t belong on recpath |

George Tranelberg: Bike racers don’t belong on recpath

George TranelbergParker

Re. by Timothy Faust, letters, June 24

Mr. Faust must be kidding about his idea of personal responsibility, respect and caution. If he is serious, he and his wife are like the drivers who race through school zones. He is also incorrect in labeling the children, distracted mothers and slow riders as potential hazards – he should have described them as potential victims. I, too, am an avid cyclist and have ridden multi-purpose bicycle paths all over the country – most properly managed recreational paths limit bicycle speeds to about 15 miles per hour – particularly in heavily used areas. My own cycling club focuses first and foremost on safety and then we look for ways to enjoy our time in the saddle. If he, his wife and friends want to ride as he describes, there is no place for them on a recreational path populated with children and persons who also want to simply enjoy a day in the mountains.

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