California State Parks has announced a proposal to open singletrack for mountain biking in Marin County, on the shoulders of Mt. Tamalpais. The agency plans to permit bicycle use on the four mile Bill’s Trail segment and is currently compiling an environmental impact report, required to re-open the historic trail.
This landmark opportunity is the direct result of more than three years of partnership building with the parks department by IMBA California, Access4Bikes and the Bicycle Trails Council of Marin. A successful opening of Bill’s Trail will set the stage for bicycle access to several other singletrack trails in Marin, which is widely considered to be one of the birthplaces of modern mountain biking. Despite its historic role, Marin has seen precious few opportunities for mountain biking open to the public in recent years.
Call to Action!
A huge thank you to all of you who submitted comments to California State Parks on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Bill's Trail. 519 people weighed in through our action alert on behalf of mountain bicycling!
IMBA is working to rally and organize the mountain bike community to support California State Parks in this effort. We need your help today! Please sign up to be informed about new trail opportunities in California!
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