• Tell Delaware State Parks: Equal level of service for bicyclists!

    by  • October 9, 2009 • Maintenance, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Former roads and abandoned railroad beds in White Clay Creek State Park – excellent paths for non-technical off road riding – are growing more and more uninviting and dangerous. One major cause is DNREC’s choice of maintenance and surfacing materials – or lack thereof. While other trail systems use crushed limestone or cinders for an almost road-like feel, cyclists here are left with a virtually unridable golfball or marble-size ballast stone. At the same time, muddy bogs, often created by cyclists attempting to circumvent park gates instead of bollards, are another hazard. While plenty of stone dust patchwork is provided on adjacent vehicular access roads, little or no attention is given to park visitors who choose to bike or use other wheeled conveyance, including wheelchairs and strollers. Contact Delaware State Parks and let them know your feelings on this matter. Or email Chaz Salkin, Director, at: Charles.Salkin@state.de.us

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