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Golden, CO-- It's not typical for Bigfoot Productions to send you emails concerning events outside the Mountain States Cup series, but there is a very big decision coming up that will affect all of our racers who are regular users of Apex Park in Golden, Colorado. We feel that everyone should be fully informed to take action as they deem necessary.

If you haven’t heard, JeffCo has created a plan that will drastically change the way we can ride Apex. In an attempt to "eliminate 'downhill biking' (shuttling)", sections of trail—including Enchanted Forest—will be designated as one-way uphill only just for bikes. Likewise, the section of trail between Sluicebox and Pick N' Sledge will become one-way uphill only just for bikes.

What this means is that any cyclist riding down from the top of Apex (say after a Chimney climb) will need to descend Apex proper at the top, then at the intersection of Sluicebox you will have to climb back out of the gulch and go up and around, coming back down Pick N' Sledge to get back to the Heritage Trailhead.

There have been a few iterations of this plan, but in short they all take away the rights of mountain bikers to use the trails.

Please set some time aside on Thursday, October 1, 2009 to join fellow mountain bikers to save Apex Park. COMBA is asking all concerned trail users to meet at 5 p.m. in the lower Apex Park parking lot to demonstrate their opposition to the plan. Bikers will then ride over to the Jefferson County Open Space Administrative Office, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, Colo., where thecounty’s Open Space Advisory Committee is scheduled to consider the Apex Park management plan at 7p.m.

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Make your voice heard by sending a polite and informative comment to - this is automatically forwarded to the Jefferson County Open Space.

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