The Arizona are of the BLM recently held a public input meeting for the Buckeye Hills Travel Management Plan. While a majority of our work in the west valley entails trail work we also work very closely with local land managers to advocate for trail access. Recently some of our board members along with friends we have working with Maricopa Parks and the Maricopa Trail attended a public input meeting. We were presented with maps that contained existing trails within our territory and areas ripe for future trails.
Together with the help of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and their southwest region representative, Patrick Kell, we compiled a letter to submit, along with our input taken at the public meeting. Attached is a copy of the letter we submitted. We are very grateful for the assistance provided by IMBA. With their expertise we have made every effort to ensure future trail access is part of the plan as the population of the west valley rapidly grows.
We thank each of you that have taken the time to join IMBA and place West Valley Trail Alliance as your local chapter. We will continue to work hard with your help. If you haven’t joined, we encourage you to do so. Meetings like this require the national and local knowledge only a partnership with IMBA can provide.
You can review our letter by clicking the link below.