The Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association has put the Northeast Ohio bicycling and outdoors communities on high alert with this message on their website:
The Cleveland Metropaparks has embarked on a master planning effort and they are seeking public input to determine their priorities and directions for the next decade. While the park always must strike a balance with conservation and public use, they are currently willing to re-examine this balance.
This is OUR CHANCE as the active community to tell the parks what we think! Wish we had MORE outdoor recreation in the Metroparks? More cycling/running races and events? Maybe camping, backpacking, rock climbing, xcountry skiing, MOUNTAIN BIKING?? It’s time to ask!
Please make time to attend one of these meetings and express your thoughts.
Tuesday, January 25- 6:30 to 8:30pm- Rocky River Nature Center
Wednesday, January 26- 6:30 to 8:30pm- Canalway Center
Thursday, January 27- 6:30 to 8:30pm- North Chagrin Nature Center
For more information, call 216-655-3200 or visit Cleveland Metroparks.com
Don't know what to say once you get there? CAMBA has helpfully provided these talking points.