Updated: Show Your Support for the Blue Mound SP Trail System!

Gary S
Board Member, co-Trail Steward Blue Mound SP
Administrator

November 08, 2019, 11:55 AM

We need YOU to submit comments to the WI DNR in support of CORP's mountain bike trail proposal, and help spread the word!

The CORP Trail Stewards of Blue Mound SP have been working on plans to improve the mountain bike trail system and submit them to the WI DNR Master Plan team.  The proposal includes several critical realignments and new trail segments.  We are planning to utilize modern machine trail-building techniques to make the trails more sustainable, open more often, and more fun for ALL riders.  CORP is happy to report that the proposal was largely accepted by the DNR planning team, and there is also interest in acquiring land adjacent to the park that could more than double its size and provide opportunities for the future expansion of the trail system.

The DNR recently published the Nov 2019 Planning Update which includes Management Alternatives [PDF] for the property, public input forms (desktop and mobile-friendly), and scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Horeb High School.

Again, we need you to provide input to the DNR in support of the proposal that CORP submitted! This is listed as Alternative 1 under the mountain bike section.

The deadline for comments on the management alternatives is Dec 2.  Every submission counts, so please  Share this with friends and family.  Thanks!

UPDATES:

  • You can review the original proposal [PDF] that was submitted to the DNR in June, which has since evolved as CORP and the DNR have been collaborating.
  • Several members noticed that the "3 additional miles" mentioned in the DNR's management alternatives doesn't add up.  We noticed this too and are awaiting an official answer from the DNR on what is likely a technicality. There are a couple trail segments missing that we hope will be restored for the Draft Master Plan (Pokerville return on the SE side, and the bailout for Gneiss onto John Minix trail). Regardless, to be on the safe side please make a note of this in your submitted comments.
  • The Master Plan FAQs will be updated as we get more questions from you and get more information about the planning process.


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