There are strong opinions on both sides of this argument.
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- There are strong opinions on both sides of this argument.
- What is Full Send Bike Ranch?
- The proposed development zone is an area with increased fire risk.
- Full Send Bike Ranch Conifer
- How can you get involved?
- What locals will the FSBR be for?
- Wildfire Concern With the Proposed Bike Park
- Are there any plans to have EMS staff on-site?
- What are the implications of this project for the use of water / natural resources?
- How does the park intend to combat impacts on wildlife?
- What are your plans to increase / decrease your traffic?
- Do you allow other activities on the territory?
It is understood that the prospective park’s neighbors in Conifer, CO are concerned about increased traffic and possible impacts on wildlife in the area. There was a group that started to stop the development of this park. They offer alternatives that they feel are better than the current situation. The point is that no matter where someone is trying to develop these days, there is always a group that opposes such development.
What is Full Send Bike Ranch?
FSBR will only provide first aid at the scene, and Elk Creek Fire volunteers will respond to all major incidents at the scene. Elk Creek Fire must also deal with all incidents caused by the additional use of Shadow Mountain Drive. FSBR will not provide sufficient funds to assist the Elk Creek Fire, which will shorten response time to all other emergency situations nearby.
The proposed development zone is an area with increased fire risk.
Adding more than 700 people per day will significantly increase this risk. In the event of a fire evacuation, Shadow Mountain Drive will not be able to handle the traffic load. Automobile pollution, human waste, and the daily water needs of more than 700 mountain bikers in the area will have a negative impact on air quality and adjacent wells, thereby affecting the existing groundwater recharge capacity.
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It is still unknown what impact this park may have on real estate in the area.
Either way, we’re very happy to see how this plays out. Many people have asked me how they think this project will affect property values. It’s really hard to define.
Many people want to be closer to such a park, and many people go to the mountains to avoid people and vehicles. One thing is certain, property values in Blake and Winter Park (areas with this kind of traffic and parks) are skyrocketing. Therefore, only time will tell whether it will harm or benefit the value of the property.
There are strong opinions on both sides of this argument. It is understood that the prospective park’s neighbors are concerned about increased traffic and possible impacts on wildlife in the area. There was a group that started to stop the development of this park. They offer alternatives that they feel are better than their current position. The point is that no matter where someone is trying to develop these days, there is always a group that opposes such development.
The proposal will accommodate 15-20 bicycles on the section of the stream for a total length of 5 miles. It is assumed that at least 500 people will be able to use this park on weekends. The land is currently owned by a private land fund with leases for 60 years.
They only opened 2 previous bike parks, but they already have contracts for 2 other parks. The proposed new cycle park will use parts of two existing tracks as well as part of one track they are building now. Several of the other trails have been designed to provide access to beginner and intermediate trails already in the park. The bike park will offer 2 routes, one on each side of the stream, separated by the gorge of the stream. The new route will allow up to 20 people to be accommodated at the same time.
Residents and businesses in the area are very worried about the possibility of congestion and potential wildlife problems. They are concerned about the safety and environmental impact of the area. You can check out some social media posts here, highlighting local issues surrounding bike ranch. On the other hand, those who are familiar with cycling and trails in the area.
They believe that for those who love nature, the proposed location is a safe location close to many scenic spots. These local cyclists usually prefer bicycle parks. They think Pine is a great bike park. This is because Pine is close to many outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing, boating, snowmobiling, etc.
Colorado is trying to start a movement called Full Send. The main idea behind Full Send reminds us that bike and nature are friends.
It starts with an entertaining bike ride through the prairie canyons and ends with a gathering where everyone has a barbecue in the company of fellow cyclists and nature lovers. If he fires up the Full Send a Conifer field, it could turn into something that many in the area love. Many people enjoy walking and camping at least part of the time. This is a great opportunity for them to meet like-minded people.
And all this takes place in a relatively rural area, where horses can walk around the territory. With over 16,000 comments on this, it is clear that many people have strong feelings about this proposal. In fact, the bike map has become a “Not in my backyard” problem.
Some communities pride themselves on their unique territories, unique natural features and historical sites. The cycle path is another way to showcase this special area and make it accessible to many more people.
According to the Full Send Bike Ranch website (HERE), Full Send means different things to everyone. For us, “Full Send” represents a commitment and dedication to our enthusiasm.
The FSBR team is committed to providing an unparalleled mountain biking experience for all cyclists, and its professionally designed trail network allows all skill levels to be improved and progressed. Mountain biking is our passion, and we are building a park for everyone.
Full Send Bike Ranch Conifer
It’s no secret that Khvoine lacks activities for young people. And the mountains too. Of course there are parks and routes for young mountain bikers, some of which are dangerous, unkempt and should be avoided by tourists and others.
Since we launched the project in the fall of 2020, we have received letters from hundreds of community members hoping to learn more. Many people reached out to provide support and encouragement, and many asked questions. Below we have collected the most common requests we received.
If you would like to speak to us directly, do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Where is the FSBR project now? Beginning in fall 2021, the FSBR team is working with the required state, county, and municipality agencies to prepare a project for submission to the Jefferson County Planning Commission. Thereafter, the public will have another opportunity to evaluate while the project goes through the Jefferson County approval process.
How can you get involved?
As the project approaches its presentation, we plan to launch a promotional campaign that will include information on how to attract people. If you have contacted us in the past, we may have your contact information, but we will also launch a mailing list soon to keep all interested parties updated as the project progresses. Please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com and send us your contact information.
Where is the intended location of the bicycle parking place? The park will be located approximately 2.2 miles west of Shadow Mountain Drive, on the south side of the road. This is a 250-acre piece of land currently owned by the Colorado Land Trust. The property is located in a coniferous forest area.
What locals will the FSBR be for?
FSBR intends to offer horse riding for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to safely provide the best downhill / freeride experience in Colorado, regardless of age or skill level. Experienced cyclists will be encouraged to visit the park to familiarize themselves with our larger and more technical features, while family-oriented beginners/cyclists will be invited to the sport thanks to our softer routes and bike courses/programs. FSBR has something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you.
Is there a residential component in this project? No, this is just an opportunity to have fun. There will be nothing residential in the project.
Wildfire Concern With the Proposed Bike Park
What forest fire prevention measures do you plan to take for this property? We are working with Elk Creek Fire and the State Forestry Administration to develop a formal bush fire mitigation plan that will keep all properties healthy for 3-7 years. The properties provided are currently at risk of forest fires in the Confier area, and our goal is to reduce this risk by keeping the properties healthy.
Are there any plans to have EMS staff on-site?
Yes, we will have ambulance personnel to respond to incidents in the park.
We will also have a formal emergency response plan with EMS Elk Creek. Where would the emergency / ambulance stations be located? Our infirmary will be located inside as part of the main house. What additional efforts will be made by Elk Creek Fire and EMS in relation to accidents and injuries at Shadow Mountain Drive Park?
Most of the injuries in the park will be handled locally by our EMT team so as not to add to the workload on EMS Elk Creek. We will have a formal emergency medical plan with Elk Creek Fire to respond effectively when needed, and the park will be designed to minimize walking. The park will bring together cyclists on exclusively bike trails, designed and managed by professionals, with the aim of centralizing and accelerating the response to mountain biking emergencies in the coniferous regions. In terms of incident response on Shadow Mountain Drive, we will conduct a formal traffic investigation to assess potential road hazard reduction needs where possible.
What are the implications of this project for the use of water / natural resources?
Our impact on water and natural resources is currently projected to be below the ownership level established to date. If water consumption has exceeded expectations, we are working on a plan to increase the amount of water to make up for the excess consumption.
How does the park intend to combat impacts on wildlife?
We started a dialogue with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to understand migration patterns in the area, which will support our design and minimize wildlife impact on the property. Most of our infrastructure is offered on a portion of the property that is already fenced off for big game.
What are your plans to increase / decrease your traffic?
We are working on a formal in-depth traffic survey to understand the impact we have on public roads and reduce the load on them. Is this a seasonal business or a year-round business? What months do you plan to work?
Do you allow other activities on the territory?
The park plans to operate from April to October, weather permitting. We do not plan to allow other activities on the territory, but we do plan to offer the community several types of free access to the forest (for example,
Do you plan to minimize the park’s visual impact? Yes, we are working with the community to make the park fit the landscape as much as possible. It is possible that some of our major infrastructure facilities are completely hidden from the roadway. Where and how large would the proposed designs be?
We are still developing the official site plans. We are working with the necessary departments, but we want the community to listen to concerns before finalizing plans. We expect the plot on the south side of Shadow Mountain Dr. will be the place of all operations, and we do not expect that the infrastructure will expand beyond the elevator, house, parking and outbuildings we need.
Will there be light pollution in the park? This will be just a day’s operation. What noise does this park make? How are you going to alleviate it? Mountain biking is a quiet sport, and our cable car will be fully electric.
It will be just a day’s operation. What retail operations are planned on the site? The only retail operations that will take place on the mountain will be through the mountain inside the lodge: selling the park’s branded merchandise such as T-shirts with available bike parts (for example, we won’t have other retailers on site. It won’t be alike in any way) on what a shopping village in a ski resort looks like.
All visitors interested in retail will be encouraged to visit local businesses in Konifer. Konifere is already a mountain biking destination.
Will this increase the number of cyclists in the area? The mountain will effectively unite cyclists on the uphill bike trails, effectively reducing the number of cyclists on mixed-use trails and reducing congestion, making them safer for hikers and users. Many people in the area are not happy with the idea of creating a bike park in the area.