Show your support for a Multiuse trail at Phillips Farm
You may have seen the Moscow-Pullman Daily News Article about MAMBA's Proposal to build a short, Multiuse trail at Phillips Farm (pdf).We've had great support from everyone involved so far, but have some concern that the article in the paper portrayed it as only a mountain bike trail, rather than a multiuse trail (hike, run, bike) built to be friendly to beginner mountain bikers.
If you've ever introduced someone to mountain biking on Moscow Mountain, you know that while we've got a great trail network, we're a little short on true beginner trails. At least, beginner trails accessible without a ton of climbing involved.
That's why we've been working towards a multiuse beginner trail in cooperation with the Friends of Phillips Farm, Moscow Parks and Recreation, and Latah County Parks and Recreation. The trail would be about a 1-mile loop that would be a great place to introduce kids, or new riders to mountain biking, take a nice hike or even a trail run. The proposed trail is purposely short and easy so it will be unlikely to attract any but beginning bikers. Signs will be placed on the other trails in the park indicating bikes are not permitted and given the steep grade and off camber nature of those trails, they aren't attractive to mountain bikers anyway.
It would also be our first-ever trail entirely on public lands.
Moscow City Council will be considering the plan Monday, March 1. If you're a Moscow resident and you're in favor of adding a multiuse trail at Phillips Farm, please consider taking a little time to email your city council representatives and let them know that you're excited about the trail at Phillips Farm, and why it'd be a good thing for our community.
Thanks for your help!