|Trails are a
vital part of our Western Heritage.
They are like wildlife facing
Once they are lost, they are gone forever.
The Action Coalition for Equestrians (ACE) works to
preserve and expand the availability of Northern California public trails for
ACE seeks to provide timely, appropriate action on
behalf of its individual and organizational members, gaining leverage both from
its larger support base and from its continuity of involvement with Trails
IMPORTANT !! January 2014: The
proposed Auburn Bike Pump Track location crosses a State Park Hiking and
What is a Bike Pump Track? View this
Bike Pump Track
Map of the Maidu Drive project area:
Bike Pump Track map.
YOUR PROMPT FEEDBACK IS VITAL!
It's easy to make a difference and to help improve the
safety of our trails: To voice your concerns, click to open our PUMP TRACK COMMENT FORM.
Results collected via the form will be used to help
move the proposed location of the Auburn Bike Pump Track & Skills Course
away from our trails to a more suitable project site.
- The proposed location straddles the historic Pioneer
Express Trail, a CA State Parks hiking/equestrian-only trail that connects
to the WST (Western States Trail.)
- There is another option for location the Bike Pump
Track on a 24 acre site at Regional Park in north Auburn, one that will not
directly impact the safety of our trails.
- ARD (Auburn Recreation District) voted to have
the Bike Pump Track at the Maidu Rd location but they do not have the final
say - their vote is only their preference.
For more information about the project, click to read our
Auburn Bike Pump Track Research
ISSUES: If the facility is built at the Maidu Drive
location there will be numerous problems...
- Danger to equestrians from speeding/airborne
bicyclists adjacent to existing trails and from bicyclists crossing the
- Loss of the beautiful, natural aesthetics of the
area which currently has views of the beautiful American River Canyon;
- Serious problems created for nearby residents
including noise, traffic conflicts, and loitering;
- A continual disturbance of soil that has been
rated most likely to contain NOA (naturally occurring asbestos);
- Increased safety issues on WST and Pioneer
Express Trail from additional illegal use by bicyclists.
ACE funds and supports
important new website gathers trail incident reports into a database for ACE to
provide information to government entities and land managers for trail
planning, grants and enforcement.
- Have you lost a longstanding trail because of a
- Is your county goverment failing to enforce trail
- Are changes in allowed use making your trails
unsafe for horses?
Please use the Park Watch
Incident Report Form
to get the word to us quickly!
ACE actively seeks alliance
with local hiking, biking, riding, and multi-use trail clubs. It relies on
these groups to bring forward potential or unfolding issues and to offer the
benefit of their experience to date in any given situation. If your club,
organization or business would like to consider association with ACE,
contact us for full information. We can meet with
your Board and/or provide a speaker for your next membership meeting.
Special Thanks!!! to
Foothill.Net for their ongoing donation
of the space for this website.
|Action Coalition for Equestrians maintains
this Web site to enhance public awareness of equestrian advocacy in the Sierra
foothills. This service is continually under development. These materials have
been prepared by the Action Coalition of Equestrians (ACE) for information
purposes only and are not legal advice. Members and online readers should not
act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. Every attempt
has been made to assure that the information contained in these materials is
accurate and complete. Action Coalition for Equestrians assumes no
responsibility and disclaims any liability for any injury or damage resulting
from the use or effect of information specified in these materials.