The Auburn Recreation District is moving toward a key decision today on a proposed bike park off
And it’s doing so with proponents and opponents both having a tour of the site last Thursday of the undeveloped property over looking the
A public hearing is to take place today at the
The board goes into the meeting at 6 p.m. today with passionate arguments from the public on both sides.
Jeff Ghiselin, a member of the FATRAC bicycle club advocating for the bike park, said that the group is in full support of the new facility.
A Rocklin bike-store owner, Ghiselin said that the emphasis on the park is to provide a place for families to ride. He challenges opponents to take a drive to the Truckee bike park – one of the closest to
But opponents of the location, like Carol Euwema – an 11-year nearby resident of the park location – say they have major concerns and would like to see the board reconsider and find a location not so near the canyon.
“I’m not a community activist but I feel very strongly about it,’ Euwema said.
Euwema said concerns include the possibility of fires caused by increased use of the area.
“It’s an extreme fire hazard out there,” she said. “I don’t hate bikes. It’s just that there are much better places out there that are a lot less risky.”
Ghiselin said that the bike park would decrease…