Hearing to Consider Re-opening Santa Barbara Trails

Jesusita FireOn Wednesday, July 1st at 5:30 p.m. the City of Santa Barbara, California’s Front Country Trails Multi-Jurisdictional (FCTMJ) Task Force will hold the first public hearing since the Jesusita Fire. The agenda for this meeting, which will be held at City Hall, will include a review of trails affected by the Jesusita Fire and discussion on when they may be re-opened.  It is unknown if the Task Force will make a recommendation on re-opening the trails.  More information about the meeting agenda is available at the FCTMJ Task Force website.

Interested mountain bikers are encouraged to attend the FCTMJ Task Force meeting and offer their comments. The Multi-use Trails Coalition—an organization dedicated to maintaining equal and safe front country trail access for all trail users while promoting outreach and education efforts, and providing an independent voice for responsible mountain cycling and other trail use in the Santa Barbara community— will have representation at the meeting and the organization will post a meeting summary on their website.