********** CORBA E-Alert ********** The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is embarking on a new 25 year plan for Griffith Park. Currently, L.A. City bans all bikes on dirt in L.A. City Parks, including of course, Griffith Park. It's time to let them know that we are responsible members of the trail users community and that we deserve a place in the parks, even L.A. City Parks. This will likely be a long and contentious process, but we are a huge and ever-growing part of the trail community and we deserve a place in the parks. Now is the time to get involved in this process if we are going to make an impact. They say that they'd like to involve all people who use the park, work in the park, or live near the park. They say we need to show up to make our vision part of the park's future. We need to show up at these meetings to let the city know that we are responsible users of the parks, that we are a large part of the trail community, and that we need a place in L.A. City Parks along with the many other user groups that are already permitted off-road. We need to let the city know that we need access to L.A. City Parks for recreation, for family outings, for transportation and commuting, and for exercise. The first meeting in the process is Monday, June 9, 2003. Here are the details: "Kick-Off and Natural Environment Focus Group Workshop" Monday, June 9, 2003 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. Friendship Auditorium 3201 Riverside Drive (Just east of Los Feliz Blvd.) More details and a map are available on the web at: http://www.laparks.org/pdf/publicWorkshopAnnouncement.pdf ---- Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association CORBA Contacts Fun Rides -- Louisa Bonnie ([email protected]) IMBA Info -- Jim Hasenauer ([email protected]) Membership -- David Grey ([email protected]) Skills Classes -- Mark Langton ([email protected]) Terra Times Info -- David Grey ([email protected]) Trail Work Info -- Rich Pinder ([email protected]) Website: http://www.CORBAmtb.com E-Mail: [email protected] E-Alert Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://www.CORBAmtb.com/ealert.php Membership is $25.00 per year. Dues should be sent to: CORBA P.O. Box 57576 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413 CORBA (Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association) is committed to: 1. Maintaining access to and gaining access to trails in the Santa Monica Mountains and Rim of the Valley Corridor. 2. Educating mountain bicyclists in the safe and appropriate use of mountain bikes. 3. Contributing to the building and maintaining of riding areas in the Santa Monica Mountains and Rim of the Valley Corridor. CORBA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.