I wanted to ask y'all for your opinions. I have been working with a local group to develop and manage trails on 2500 acres of reclaimed strip mine land. It is a nice piece of property that the State of Indiana is giving a diverse group. Representatives from horse back riding, ATVs, motorcycles, Jeeps, trucks and mountain bikers. The idea is to share the land and trail system among the groups, with some trails being used by all (mostly gravel roads), with others limited to specific uses.
Sounds like a great idea to me, so I got involved. With more and more trail being closed to bikers, as well as these other groups, I thought it was great the State was doing this. The problem is I can't get any other MTB people involved. The other groups are working closely to define the best use, but I am the only MTB person.
I have contacted the Hoosier Mountain Bike folks and received no response. There used to be a local mountain bike club, but it folded. I know I am not the only dirt rider in the area because I see people riding what trails we do have all of the time. I am thinking of seeing if the local bike shops can help spread the word.
Any other suggestions or ideas on how to get the word out? Apparently other MTB clubs have been contacted, but have not responded so far. What does it take to get some input to help make these great MTB trails? Mine shouldn't be the only opinion, should it? :confused:
Thanks for listening...any thoughts?