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RE: [RC] deadly bicyclist - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Melinda McPherron dynamitesport@xxxxxxxxx or 

I heard about this accident from my brother who is a mtn biker.  He contacted 
me (an endurance rider) to get my opinion on it.  Their community has already 
heavily discussed it.  We should keep in mind that there are more 
non-equestrian trail users than equestrians and we must find ways of sharing 
the trails with them rather than attempting to close trails to other 
user-groups.  That particular trail (Cold Springs) is heavily used by the 
bikers and hikers, especially on the weekend. There is a volunteer group who 
not only organizes a lot of the maintenance for the areas trails, but actively 
encourages using bells and even hands them out to bikers that don't have them.  
The bells are provided by some bike companies & Santa Barbara bike shops!  They 
have a terrific website that you should check out.  www.sbmtv.org
We ALL need to do everything we can to keep each other safe AND keep our trails 
open for use.

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