Tag: SKyline

Bike Riders Speak In Favor Of Skyline Trail

Big Bear, Ca, August 22, 2011, 1:00pm – On Saturday, August 20th the US Forest Service held a public meeting at the intersection of fire roads 2n10 and 2n06 to discuss the Skyline trail.  Skyline is a trail that has been proposed by the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation that would go along the south ridge of the Big Bear Valley, allowing for an alternative to fire road 2n10 for hikers and bikers.  The public meeting was an opportunity for members of the public to address the forest service on the trail, and many people came forward stating how they feel unsafe riding on fire road 2n10 as many motorized vehicles drive the road.  Jack Bailey, owner of the bike shop Chains Required spoke up about how he rents many bikes to people who go up the chair lift and ride down 2n10, and that 4 bikes in the last year have come back un rideable because of an incident with cars, and that one person even had to go to the hospital because of an incident with a vehicle.  Other avid cyclists spoke up about the value of a single track trail that would span the ridgeline and how it would attract visitors from all over the US.  Forest Service Officials spoke about how they would incorporate some existing trails into the Skyline trail, and how they would...

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One Step Closer For Skyline Trail: Public Input Sought

Big Bear, Ca, August 16, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation is in the process of working with the Forest Service to get a new trail approved.  The proposed trail known as Skyline would span from east to west along the south ridge of the Big Bear Valley, and would provide hikers, cyclists and equestrians with a safe alternative to fire roads such as 2n10 that has heavy vehicle traffic.   This Saturday, there will be a public meeting at the intersection of fire roads 2N10 and 2N06, located south of Snow Summit. The meeting will take place at 10:00am and is an opportunity for people to see displays of the initial presentation, go on a short hike along a general proposed route of the trail, and attendees will be able to ask questions and provide their input or suggestions.  According to Phil Hamilton, Trails Foundation President, the Trails Foundation has been working with the Forest Service to make what he believes will be an “epic trail that will attract users from all over the country when completed.”  The Trails Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to creating, enhancing, preserving and promoting non-motorized use of Big Bear Valley trails and roadways for the enjoyment and transportation of residents and visitors. Last year the Trails Foundation successfully reopened the Seven Oaks Trail after it had been overgrown for...

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