The Loch Raven Trail Users Committe has a planned community meeting about the Trail Access on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

The Committee was formed in response to the Department of Public Works’ plan to restrict access to use of the single track trails on the Watershed Property to lessen the impeding of forest renewal.

Many people utilize these trails, and have asked the Department of Public Works to work with volunteer groups to recondition and maintain these trails. These groups include (according to their October 24 report, entitled: Baltimore City Reservoir Watershed Property Recreational Trail Use):

Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE- 5000 local mountain bikers, 950 volunteer hours at Loch Raven this year, maintains trails in over 30 parks), International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Bike Maryland, local businesses, local schools, the boy scouts and the citizens who use the trails want to help to correct poor trail conditions to protect the environment and our municipal water supply.

If you utilize the Loch Raven Watershed Trails, and are concerned about the restriction of all access to the single track trails, this meeting will show you how to get involved. More information can be found at the website set up for this cause.

The Loch Raven Trail Access meeting will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium from 7-9 pm.

The Maryland State Fairgrounds are located at 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.