Bike fee urged for Maroon Lake

From the Aspen Times

The U.S. Forest Service was urged by a citizen committee Wednesday to charge a fee for cyclists riding to Maroon Lake.

The surprise, informal recommendation came from members of the obscure Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. The volunteer board advises the regional forester on issues related to fees on national-forest lands in Colorado.

The nine members of the committee who attended the meeting were discussing changes that the Forest Service is making to the fee system at Maroon Bells when the topic of fees for bikers popped up without prior notice.

“What’s the rationale for not charging cyclists anything?” asked committee member Don Riggle, a Colorado Springs resident who represents summer motorized recreation.

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