Over 8,000 responses and very few not in support!
I love this one: "These property owners should not have to deal with the mess, trespassers, and almost certain drug activity along the most secluded parts of the trail."
Yup, you caught me. My addiction to Alleve after a long day riding the trail has got me in so much trouble!
posted Oct 3 2017 7:26PM
- BikerBoy, Maryville, IL
The drug thing is funny. In all my trail miles, I've never seen any drug paraphernalia along the trail. I'm fairly confident that any drug problems in the tiny country towns along the trail existed long before anyone rode into dodge on a bike from the Rock Island Trail.
posted Dec 10 2017 7:53PM
- Matt Brickell, Lee's Summit
The towns the seek out mountain bikers as tourists say that bicyclists are the perfect tourists: They ride, eat, buy groceries, camp, lodge, spend money, and GO TO SLEEP FROM EXHAUSTION. The Katy and Rock Island will probably draw an even tamer crowd than the mountain bike crowd. I don’t think there will be many problems.
posted Dec 11 2017 6:09PM
On the State Parks comment link read the response from the Missouri Farm Bureau. https://mostateparks.com/rockislandlinecorridor#tabs-panel-bottom4 They, and their constituency of the county farm bureaus and the membership are very much against this project. That is a lot of voters. Do not be complacent and do not let up on advocacy.
posted Dec 16 2017 12:02PM
- Ron_S, Overland Park