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KRMBA Comments on New Keyesville South Trails

posted Sep 25, 2014, 7:44 PM by Kern River Mountain Bike Association   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 7:44 PM ]

Keyesville has so much potential for an excellent trail network. 
The east side of Pearl Harbor Dr contains some of the best land for scenic non-motorized recreation.  It could have a high-quality stacked loop trail network that weaves and contours the mountains above the river................................The trails could also link to the Keyesville Classic Trail for larger mountain bike loop options.

There should also be a non-motorized singletrack trail connecting the Slippery Rock parking area with the primary staging area.  It could contour around the hills will river views.  This will greatly increase the quality of experience for human-powered recreation participants who want to avoid roads and vehicles.

There is an enormous amount of support for new trails in Keyesville from the mountain bike community across California.  Any new trails should be built to IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) standards with contouring low angle pitches, frequent grade reversals, and minimal maintenance needs.  Local volunteers from KRMBA (Kern River Mountain Bike Association) and trained IMBA members would help construct any approved trails.