JORBA: Morris Trails
I applaud your efforts despite the daunting odds. I worked with Don Schatz and SoMoCon 15 years ago on a similar effort, even highlighting the success we were having in next door Morris county. Even got a few of Morris County’s prominent hikers from the Morris Trails Conservancy to present with me at a SoMoCon meeting advocating for the value the MTb community brings. Sadly, after a couple years effort, it didn’t change a thing because DiVincenzo ruled the roost. Like others have said, it’s political. I think however a good first step is to get those signs taken down that say that trails are closed to bikes to avoid erosion. This is not only patently false but it fuels the anti bike sentiment from both residents and visitors alike. If we can take the heat off MTB and shift the focus to sustainable outdoor recreation for all, perhaps (political BS aside) we can make a step forward.