When talking to Bob and Wendy, who are the ones running HNWTA and are extremely active in it’s ongoing business, they always ask me, “where are all the mountain bikers?”. They refer to meetings and such. I believe the MTBer’s are not there because they generally are working on trails and walking paths that MTBers are not interested in. I talk to them fairly often. They are not against us.
Having said that, the hiking trails should not be there and were built illegally by a nut who had no clue as to the legal routes to go about such activity. I also don’t think that we need MTB trails there too. Some places should be allowed to exist without us. They are called Wilderness Areas covered under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act.
However I’m not sure what NSE was thinking having a Wilderness Area so close to the city. Obviously somebody is going to be in there building something. They should have made it a park of some sort to facilitate recreation while also maintaining some amount of protection.