Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001
From: [a friend]
Subject: Re: Sierra Club Wildlife Committee Resolution
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Frank, et al,
It is my experience in Los Angeles, that mountain bike lobbies have not been
engaged in saving open space. For example, the Ahmanson Ranch, a huge
development, has been put on hold by the efforts of local residents and
environmentalists. Neither IMBA nor their local affiliate, CORBA, have
been active in saving the land from development. Perhaps one reason is that
Washington Mutual (owner of the Ahmanson property and funder of the
development) is a prime sponsor of the annual Bike Expo. The LA Bike Expo is
headed by Peter Heumann, a CORBA member and major defender of mountain bike
interest in So. Cal. Mr. Heumann is a bike promoter. His major sponsor is
Most of their "noise" has been made over already existing permanently
dedicated open space.
The Sierra Club has done far more, been far more vocal. If lenders like
Washington Mutual support mountain bike clubs, then it is reasonable to
assume that mountain bike clubs will not "bite the hand that feeds them".