Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
For Immediate Release – Friday, October 17, 2014
Mary Pat Doorley, 440-343-7355 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org
NPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation for Off-Road Bicycle Trails
Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a special regulation (Proposed Rule) to designate and authorize off-road bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), as evaluated in the Park’s Final Trail Management Plan. The public is invited to provide comment on the Proposed Rule until Monday, December 15, 2014.
The Final Trail Management Plan evaluated approximately 10 miles of new, single-track, off-road bicycle trails in undeveloped regions of the park; 3.1 miles of new cross-country trails; and 1.35 miles of new connector, multi-use trails for bicycle use. The National Park Service general regulation pertaining to bicycles requires promulgation of a special regulation to authorize bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas.
It is the policy of NPS, whenever practicable, to afford the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. Accordingly, interested parties may submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding this proposed rule.
Comments can be submitted online at www.regulations.gov through Monday, December 15, 2014. Search for “Cuyahoga Valley” to get to the rule and select the “Comment Now!” button. Comments will not be accepted over the phone, by fax, or email. However, written comments can be mailed to: Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, OH 44141.
For further information, contact Chris Ryan, Chief Ranger, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, at 440-546-5940.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.