Three Property Owners to Bar Mountain Bikers from Using their Land in Kingdom Trails

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    Post Three Property Owners to Bar Mountain Bikers from Using their Land in Kingdom Trails

    https://www.kingdomtrails.org/darlin...yirwPsO5rcqF7o

    I know that there are some folks here who frequent KT. Sounds like the three owners, on Darling Hill, have had too many bad experiences with bikers in the last few years. Hopefully this does not become a trend.
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    I forwarded this to friends of mine that go there and they are not happy at all. I didnt realize I was sending such bad news. Im unfamiliar with KT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    I forwarded this to friends of mine that go there and they are not happy at all. I didn’t realize I was sending such bad news. I’m unfamiliar with KT.


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    Sounds like the cumulative impact of a few bad apples. In this case, with so much traffic, it ends up being a lot of people who are bad apples unfortunately.
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    Disappointing but not the end of the world. As a member of the board that oversees a large trail MTB network here in Southern NE, I've come accustomed to losing access to trail sections for various reason. Do I like it, hell no but it's just a fact of life. Best not to focus on what was but rather redirect attention in other directions, to what could be.

    In the case of the Kingdom Trails, my humble opinion is that they are reaching a tipping point. The trails are super popular and do generate tremendous economic benefit to area but what if you are that landowner who reaps no economic benefit, has no "skin in the game" and basically donates their land for 25 years to only see their asset (property) overused and overrun for no benefit to them. I'd personally be looking from some payback and this may very well have been done to leverage that payback. Remember the campaign a few years ago to "Save Sidewinder" ?

    Life is not "Rainbows and Unicorns" all the time and sometimes you have face the music. The Kingdom Trails will survive and improve, but negotiations and conversations need to happen to keep all the landowners happy and make sure the economic balance is equalized.

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