A) voting history: I don't knowHave there ever been "votes" for or against riding in essex parks? I would guess that none of these people know anything about mountain biking or would advocate for it. Its obvious that Joe D will never officially allow it while he is in charge. Its probably best kept in "fight club status".
Good Afternoon. As a resident of West Orange I wanted to take the time and reach out to you as you oversee and manage the parks in Essex County.
As we move further into the pandemic's history with COVID-19 our visiting numbers to South Mountain Reservation and other parks in the county have far exceeded any prior years. Parking lots, trails and outdoor activities increases have filled a need for many families during these difficult times.
The amount of time and effort by the board, coordinators and volunteers has created a beautiful experience for these individuals and families .
Today there are 100s if not 1000s of county residents that mountain bike. Due to the county law these individuals and families have significant restrictions on riding here. With our towns, communities, county, state and federal government are focusing on mental health I want to address this.
We are in a great time of uncertainty. Having these restrictions in place shouldn't be one of them.
JORBA, NYNJTC and NICA are well run organizations that inspire people to get outside. It makes sure to include all young adults through adulthood. All ages can experience better health by going outdoors.
What can we do to address this law and reduce the blockage of improving mental and physical health in our area?
Great point! Give us Eagle Rock and Mills and we'll leave your precious SoMo alone type negotiation.Well that response is just about as bad as they come.
I don't think SOMO should be the primary target initially anyway. That's the crown jewel. Gotta show that mtbers don't run over hikers and lead to better trails in Hilltop or Mills first.
Not only that trail, but the IMBA/JORBA trail that was built while there was supposed to be good graces to place a temporary lift on bikers.They complain about the trail building near mayapple hill, but it’s probably the only section of somo with any trail maintenance. It’s also basically a no mans land between condo complex’s.
This is kinda common, rogue stuff near me is the best designed stuff and most well maintained by far.They complain about the trail building near mayapple hill, but it’s probably the only section of somo with any trail maintenance. It’s also basically a no mans land between condo complex’s.