January 22, 2005
Don\'t know who Joe Graham is, but it\'s a free country and you can say whatever you want. I\'d say check out:
or any of the stuff at http://www.wnymba.org/portal.php?h=erie
of any of the newsletters from the late 2001 - early 2003 period (http://www.wnymba.org/portal.php?h=newsletter)
Maybe that would fall under \"no matter what they say\" but you be the judge. Bottom line is some environmental organizations pushed for a master planning process with them hoping it would ban bikes. We worked our butts off on this with the result that all trails except 1.5 miles would be open to bikes. Like I said, make your own decision.
After it dries out, Hunters is without a doubt the best place to ride in Erie Co. Just stay off the trails in the spring!
He\'s right on one thing, though. We don\'t do much with racing, sponsoring just one race a year (but that\'s one more race per year than most other folks). We\'d rather spend our time keeping trails open to bikes.