The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (the name is not an accident) — an all-volunteer organization that’s been building and maintaining the majority of local trails since 1987 — is disappointed to hear of Ms. Jane Mallett’s recent hiking experience (“Keep trails safe,” July 12).
There’s no excuse or entitlement for the behaviors she encountered, or for anyone to be an irresponsible or rude trail user. CCCMB has donated thousands of dollars and hours in creating and promoting safe, multiuse trails. We know the vast majority of mountain bikers are not hostile nor the problem. We hope that is not lost in this unfortunate encounter.
CCCMB is continuing to design and build trails for the benefit of all users. We appeal to every rider, hiker, runner and equestrian to demonstrate cooperation, courtesy and safety so we can enjoy — together — our wonderful SLO County trails. Please visit us: http://www.cccmb.org.