Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:53:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [morca] UCSC trails...heads up
From: peter <>
To: "Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA)" <>
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Here is the message the rangers sent MBOSC regarding riding the trails
above Highway 9 that are in the Henry Cowell St park.
Looks like we lose another place to ride. Perhaps we need to have one
more ride up there before Feb. 18.

Mr. Mark Davidson,

    As the President of the Mountain Bikers Of Santa Cruz, I was
hoping you could get the word out to your organization that the
Ranger staff of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park will start enforcing
the "No Bike" rule for the area of the park which is between Highway 9
and the UCSC campus on February 18, 2009.

  We will be patrolling the Hwy 9 area and informing Mountain Bikers of
the enforcement of the California Code of Regulations 4360- No Bikes,
for the next few weeks in order to educate the riders of the
regulation. On the 18th of February and there after, anyone riding
bikes in the closed area could receive a citation for riding in a
closed area.

   The damage to the habitat is getting out of control and more
illegal trails are starting to pop up along Hwy 9. Mountain bikers are
leaving trash, garbage and empty beverage containers in the pullouts
associated with the illegal mountain bike paths. We have posted
the area with signs in the past but they have been vandalized and
destroyed shortly after they are posted.

  We understand the desire to ride through the area and it has been
addressed on numerous occasions with District Staff. We will be
placing fliers (see attached file) on the vehicles parked in the
various pull-outs along Hwy 9 to educate the public about the
enforcement to come and would appreciate it if you could place the
notice on your website.


G. Brennan
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 Big Trees Park Rd.
Felton, Ca. 95018
Office: (831) 335-2974
Fax:    (831) 335-3156