Kal Park cyclists

This letter is sent to the bike riders, that continue to ride in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

This letter is sent to the bike riders, that continue to ride in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, and especially to those who choose to show kindness by sharing the trails with the hikers and horseback riders.  This is a big thanks of heartfelt gratitude to those who choose to slow down on the switchbacks down to Cosens Bay, in fact on any trail within the park, thus not endangering the health and lives, of those who choose to see the park on foot or horseback.

Really appreciate that you would show such great respect to others who enjoy the park. You show the true ethics of human kindness and consideration.

I am grateful, it is the majority of riders, who choose to ride considering the safety of others and their own safety.  I am also grateful that it is truly very few who give bike riders a bad reputation, when they show a lack of respect to all, but themselves.

As for the few riders who choose otherwise, including the one that clipped me on Nov. 16., you give all riders a bad name.  Many fellow hikers in the park have related endless stories of how certain riders have come close to hitting them at very high speed.

I am aware you are the minority of bike riders I cross paths with. It seems you may feel you own the trails. May you one day come to respect that others have a right to utilize the park trails in safety.  That the park is there for all to enjoy. And let us all hope that someone is not injured for life because of selfish actions.

 

Mark Sandberg

Vernon

 

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