Dear fellow mountain bikers,
Kisscross Events has submitted a proposal to the Manistee National Forest Service to obtain a permit to use the North Country Trail System for a Fall 2015 mountain biking event.
more event details http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45340
This would be a point to point, timed challenge that would navigate approximately 80 miles of the most scenic sections of the North Country Trails, which are always open to bicycle traffic. Sound awesome? We need your help!
The Forest service is soliciting comments from the public regarding allowing or denying the permit for this event.
If you, your friends and teammates feel this is an event you would support, please take a minute to provide your feedback and help spread the word throughout the cycling community.
The deadline is October 15.
Comments can be addressed to: Kathy Bietau, US Forest Service
Email: email@example.com or Phone: 231 745-4631
Positive comment bullet points would include:
Economic impact to the community
Bring awareness and appreciation of The North Country Trail
We are active and enjoy healthy lifestyles
We are respectful to other trail users
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Manistee National Forest
Scientific evidence now indicates that mountain biking is no more damaging to trails than other forms of recreation, including hiking. (source-IMBA 2007 study “managing mountain biking”)
Thank you for your help!