|Bicyclists & hikers need to turn out in force to the Polk County CDRE meeting on 3/2/2016 @ 10:15AM - as dozens of us did last year!|
- Non-motorized trails, including the Gandy Dancer State Bicycle Trail are critical to our local economy, health, safety, and lifestyle. On an annual basis, our non-motorized trails bring tens of thousands of tourists to Polk County, generate millions of dollars in tourism commerce, brick and mortar businesses choose Polk County as where to locate their business to world class trails, trails provide a safe venue to exercise & recreation for residents & tourists alike, and trails provide our children a safe place to bicycle/hike/enjoy the outdoors.
- Motorized "special events" should not be held on the Gandy Dancer State Bicycle Trail - rather, these events should be held on one of the many great motorized trails within Polk County.
- Motorized vehicles should not be allowed to use the Gandy Dancer State Bicycle trail during the "frozen ground" shoulder seasons. This "frozen ground" criteria would be very difficult to understand/interpret for ATV'ers (the trail could go from rock hard to soupy soft in a matter of an hour or less), would damage the trail surface (as it has in Burnett County in past years), and would be very difficult/costly for the county to enforce.
|The Gandy Dancer State Bicycle Trail is a safe place for kids and families to enjoy the outdoors!|