Ace4SafeTrails have dedicated a webpage on their website to explain their actions regarding the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP), stating that State Parks has filed a misleading negative declaration for the new trails plan in their official statements. About the new Plan permitting bikes on previous hiker/horse foot trails, State Parks stated:
“No issues were raised by the agencies or the public.”
Ace4SafeTrails says that the State Parks Negative Declaration ignored hundreds of letters, phone calls and emails concerned about trail safety by adding fast bikes to the narrow hiker/horse trails.
In addition to the Negative Declaration, Ace4SafeTrails is objecting to the "Change in Use" plan to convert many more miles of hiker/horse trails to bike trails. The "Change in Use" is put into action by public requests.
"We are very concerned that Folsom Lake State Park’s recently announced “Change-In-Use” plans to convert many existing single track trails into “multi-use trails” will create very dangerous and unpleasant conditions for all trail users. State Park’s Trail Plan to combine all fast moving and slow moving trail users onto the same trails will ruin the relaxing, stress relieving experience most trail users seek as they explore and enjoy nature in State Parks."
Ace4SafeTrails has provided several solutions that State Parks have not considered in their Plan, including one that the biking community seems to embrace: separate trails for slow (hikers/horses) and for fast (mt. bikes) users.
Ace4SafeTrails.org Facebook page will be regularly updating the public concerning their legal actions. They want State Parks to ensure trail safety for the slower users on the hiking/horse trails instead of permitting fast and racing bikes new access endangering the slower trial users.