Below is from the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance
On Tuesday, April 29, BCPOS staff will hold an Open House at the Lyons High School Cafetorium at 6pm to gather public input on the trailhead facilities that will mark the northern terminus of the Picture Rock Trail. This issue has created a significant amount of controversy and dialogue in the greater community of Lyons. BMA has kept silent on this issue, mainly because early on, we were assured by the County planning team that a 'no parking access point' would be established along Red Gulch Road, making access a non-issue for cyclists.
It's been our position that we don't care where the trailhead actually is, as long as we can get to the dirt in a short period of time. That position has not changed, but we feel we, as a community of responsible visitors and owners of public lands, need to 'get the backs' of BCPOS staff as they work through these issues.
Unfortunately, it seems this open house will be full of angry, opinionated people who are making a lot of noise, but not offering substantive solutions. It's NIMBYism at its worst, and we on the BMA advocacy team hate to see it in action and would rather not expose ourselves to it.
Rather than encourage you to attend this meeting, (which you certainly can) we are asking that you send an email to BCPOS staff, praising them for their efforts to find a solution that works for everyone. We believe staff is going to get beat up at this meeting, and they don't deserve it.
We have provided a boilerplate message that you can cut and paste and send to HeilValleyRanch@BoulderCounty.org Adding your own comments and making it personal doubles the impact.