Cyclists feel singled out in Ragged Mountain debate
The Daily Progress Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10 p.m.
If it is determined that mountain biking won’t be allowed at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville’s parks department could lose a dependable corps of volunteers that was expected to help create new sustainable multi-use trails around the more-than-a-century-old reservoir.
The Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club has supported the city in developing sustainable trails in the past, but that might not happen at Ragged Mountain anymore, said David Stackhouse. In an interview last week, Stackhouse, a former CAMBC president who now serves as the group’s treasurer, said the club could choose to not help build new multi-use trails planned by the city’s parks department if the county succeeds in preventing cyclists from being allowed there.
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