On March 10th, Flagstaff Biking Organization presented information on the history of downhill mountain biking and made some proposals for providing opportunities for this type of riding in the Flagstaff area to representatives from the Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, and the Arizona Snowbowl. (The City Recreation Superintendent was not present because of a last minute schedule conflict, but he is aware of our intent and ideas.)
Our presentation and proposals were well received! Some will require significantly more time and work to get implemented, or even considered for implementation, than others, but the net result of this meeting is that local land managers with the City, the County, the Forest Service and the Arizona Snowbowl are definitely interested in continuing the discussion with an eye towards trying to provide some outlets for the mountain bike gravity set.
Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of a video recording we made of the presentation and discussion. (This video is 2 hours long, but if you really want to know what happened, it’s here for you to check out…sorry that the sound isn’t better.)
We will keep you updated as more happens. Thanks to all who signed our petition over the past year. If you haven’t, go here and do it!