Dec 02

close the Bay Trail gap at Moffett Field

The Bay Trail organization (http://www.baytrail.org/) could use letters of support for their effort to close the Bay Trail gap at Moffett Field.
I’m asking ROMP, the Cities of Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Jose, the VTA and individual members to put their support behind this project. It would be a major connection between the Stevens Creek Trail, the San Tomas Creek Trail and the Guadalupe River Trail. Maybe even connect the future trail on Calabazas Creek.
These flat trails aren’t mountain bike steep but they’re great training for beginners and whet the appetite.
Send letters or emails of support by COB Wednesday, 5 Dec to:
Patrycja Bossak PatrycjaB@abag.ca.gov
Bay Trail Planner
Metro Center
101 8th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
tel. 510. 464 7919
fax 510. 433 5519
Dear Ms. Bossak,

I am writing in support of closing the bay trail gap at Moffett field. As a resident of Mountain View and former resident of Sunnyvale, the recreational opportunities that exist along the bay are a tremendous resource. Being able to be so close to a body of water, observe the huge diversity of bird species, and take in our well protected open
space view shed is a tremendous asset to the community.

I am currently president of Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers, a Mountain bike advocacy group in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. We
have over three hundred dues paying members and represent the approximately 100,000 mountain bikers in San Mateo and Santa Clara
Counties. I am also a member of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and regular bike commuter. Closing the Moffett gap would provide a terrific opportunity to do longer off road rides around the bay for families and youth, as well as provide a way to commute up or down the peninsula avoiding much traffic in a natural setting.

Regional trails and trail connectors is part of what makes living in the bay area great. please do whatever you can to close this trail gap.