Kings Canyon / Ash Canyon Trail Meeting

Posted on Bike Carson by Jeff Potter:

Please consider attending the Open Space Committee meeting this Monday, April 19th if you would like to show your support for existing and future mountain bike trails. The meeting is in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center and starts at 6:00 p.m.

We will present our Kings Canyon to Ash Canyon Trail plan, and ask for approval to start construction on the section of the trail which is managed by Carson City. By attending this meeting you will demonstrate to the Open Space Committee that building new mountain bike trails should be a priority for Carson City.

I hope to see you there.

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Law Enforcement Agencies Biased Against Bicyclists?

Anne Macquarie sent me this to post:

After several unfortunate incidents, Reno cyclists think law enforcement agencies are biased against bicyclists. Terry McAfree of the Nevada Bicycle Coalition and Procrastinating Pedalers, and others, have arranged a meeting with local law enforcement agencies to talk about what we can do about it. The meeting will take place on February 5th, and will be attended by representatives of local cycling clubs, including Anne Macquarie of Muscle Powered, and law enforcement officials from Washoe County, Reno, Sparks, Carson City, the state, and tribal governments.This is a great opportunity to talk directly to law enforcement on issues of concern to us all. If you have something you want Anne to bring to the table, post it here in comments. Or, if you’d like to attend the meeting, email Anne (”contact” button at musclepowered.org) and she’ll give you the details.

Nevada Trail Maps.com

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2008

Nevada trails Web site launched

Grant funding helps Great Basin Institute create new site

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A gateway to Nevada’s trails has just been created. A new Web site sure to appeal to Nevada residents and tourists alike offers a central location for the best and most comprehensive information about Nevada’s recreational trails.

This site is located at www.nvtrailmaps.com.

With funding from federal Recreational Trail Program grants, administered by the Nevada Division of State Parks, the Great Basin Institute, in partnership with federal, state and local land management agencies, created the on-line encyclopedia of designated motorized and non-motorized recreational trails.

Site features include:

  • Trails searches by location, length and use
  • Downloadable topographical maps
  • Trail information
  • Driving directions
  • GPS locations
  • Elevations
  • Types of recreation allowed

The site provides educational information from partner organizations such as Leave No Trace and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. It also recommends what to bring, and once you’ve arrived, how to use the trails responsibly.