1/27/20 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Want Better Mountain Biking in the Fells?
Join us at the Winchester Public Library on Monday January 27 at 6:30pm, as we meet to follow up on our on December meeting.
We used our first meeting as a tool to identify priorities for our mountain bike wants and wishes for the Fells. Please see below an exhaustive list of the topics suggested at the discussion meeting. Through a ranking exercise we narrowed our list of priorities down to 3 major topics which are also listed below, along with the individuals who volunteered to participate on topic-specific focus groups to take a next step and explore the subject matter more fully. Each focus group has been asked to hone in on three data points: a.) Define present status of the topic, b.) Research and identify what has been done in the past on this topic, and c.) Set 3 to 5 achievable goals with defined completion dates (3 month, 6 month, 1 year).
We are still in the process of establishing how we as a group will organize and make progress on this vital initiative. We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you on January 27.
Top 3 Fells Priorities and Focus Group Teams
1. Trails, Trails, Trails: Access to existing and developing new trails (Dan McCormack and Steve Pacini)
2. Signage (Eddie Tyrance and Mike Tabaczynski)
3. RMP Follow-up (Maciej Sobieszek, John Donellan, Jon Gray, Leslie Jonas, and Adam Glick)
Fells Wants & Wishes raised at 12/11/19 mtg
-Signage and mapping – usage and type
-Access to more trails
-Maintain trails in the Lawrence woods area
-Access to Designated bike trails
-Revisit/understand RMP - what progress was made, where was it left off – Dark Hollow & Mt. Bk Exclusive trails
-Bike skills park – pump track
-Increase use in the dark hollow pond area
-Follow up on RMP suggestions (create trails near rock circuit)
-More beginner trails
-More education for riders at NEMBA rides (trail etiquette, ambassadorship)
-Beginner trails on single track.
-Trail maintenance to keep beginner trails beginner friendly
-Create A and B lines where needed at TTF
-Change policy from closed unless open to open unless closed
-Adjust mud season timing to match conditions
-Open existing trails to bikes and create new trails
-Poll users to add credibility with DCR
-Create designated mountain bike access point (Marjam)
-Schedule rides during the day
-Align with local politicians/legislative advocacy
-Point out health benefits
-Fitness trail/circuit points – brought to you by NEMBA
-Focus on healthy trails
-Focus on family rides
-Get permission for night rides (permitted group?)
-High school event at the Fells
-Improve relationship with FOF
-Improve relationship with DCR
-Official NEMBA bike bell for passing
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know you’re interested in coming
Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St, Winchester, MA 01890