Don’t hide the Gems
I would like to congratulate the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association for not supporting the Hidden Gems – but be careful in your negotiations going forward.
I saw a proposed designation where motorized use would be restricted but mountain bikers would be allowed to continue to ride. But for how long? How long until Hidden Gems tries to reclaim those lands as wilderness? Once they start limiting motorized use, it’s only a matter of time until you have nowhere to ride your mountain bike.
Mountain bikers and motorized users need to unite; this is clearly a situation where the “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If you give Hidden Gems an inch, they’ll take the whole forest.
I love this valley because of all the “Gems” we have. I don’t need someone hiding them from me.
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