Big Basin General Plan Open House

Via Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

TONIGHT – Big Basin General Plan Open House in Los Gatos. Fisher Middle School Library, 19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA. 6:30 PM to 9 PM. More info at Big Basin General Plan website. Big Basin is the oldest state park in the system yet it doesn’t have a
general plan.

Currently, there is no legal way to bike from the coast to park headquarters via off road trails. One of the draft plan options proposes “a continuous trail from the ridge tops to the coast (outside of the wilderness) for bicycle access to natural areas and scenic points of interest.”

Another Big Basin General Plan Open House takes place Saturday, February 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Felton, CA at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9.

According to MBoSC president Mark Davidson, “We should emphasize that mountain bikers desire connections to regional trails, parks and roads. We would like to have a way to get to the park headquarters from the coast and a LEGAL off road route from the
(Santa Clara) Valley to the coast via Big Basin.”

“Big Basin is too remote from large population areas to get the same sort of trail density as in Santa Cruz. Legal riding in Big Basin would tend to skew towards the epic XC, cyclocross, explorer, and adventure tourists rather than the gravity crowd.”

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