Contributed by Dave Blum, MORE Trail Liaison at Loch Raven
The Lutherville-Timonium Patch published an article written by Nick DiMarco regarding new and positive developments regarding mountain bike access at Loch Raven Reservoir.
A lot of people worked hard to make this compromise a reality, including the mountain bike community and those elected officials that stepped up to see this through. Thank you to everyone that donated their time to this cause, especially Bob Compton and Dave Ferraro from MORE! I name only two for the sake of brevity, but there were many individuals from the mountain bike community that stepped up on a regular basis regardless of the time commitment!
That said, it is absolutely imperative that we, the mountain bike community, take a moment out of our busy schedules to thank these officials for all their hard work. This was a complex problem to address between multiple agencies, and required an open mind and a deep commitment to see it through. Please email the following representatives in the next day or two with a sincere thank you for their efforts.
Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Mayor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Council President at: CouncilPresident@baltimorecity.gov
James Brochin, Maryland State Senator at: email@example.com
David Marks, Baltimore County Councilman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred H. Foxx, Jr., Director of Baltimore City Department of Public Works at: email@example.com
Again, many thanks to everyone that contributed to a positive and environmentally sound compromise to enable mountain bike access at Loch Raven Reservoir!
This evening, the Baltimore County Council will vote on a resolution encouraging the development of cooperative efforts to enhance the trail system at Loch Raven Reservoir for use by City and County citizens, while still preserving and maintaining the water quality and the environmental sustainability of the reservoir.