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Park hours and night riding
« on: November 05, 2011, 01:12:20 AM »
RNP falls under the Anderson Parks Dept.  The Parks Dept has general hours of operation for all their parks which can be found here:
http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=5437.0
 
However, they see the care we (mtbikers) take of the park.  They realize we build and maintain all the mtbike trails and, as a result, we are very legite users of the park.  Since they started gaining our trust years ago, they have quit shutting the gate at night.  They know we are protective of the park and the trails in particular.  They have not "pulled the reins" on night riding yet.  Only the parks dept can grant permission to ride beyond specified park hours.  However, they have not said "no" either.  I will try to get a definate answer  from them.  But for now, I don't think anyone will be hassled for riding at night.  Officers go in and out of the park and  they are not loolking for mtbikers.  To my knowledge, no mtbiker has ever been negatively confronted by the police, parks dept, or any other authority at anytime...day or night.
 
Currenty there is a lot of night riding  going on at RNP.  I think this has a huge impact on non-legit park users.  Keep riding and I will try to get the proper authorities to make an offical statement on night ridiing.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2011, 01:16:07 AM by rangelinenaturepreserve »
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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 11:50:23 PM »
It would be interesting to have a night group ride. Would anyone be interested in meeting on Saturday, November 19th at 7PM as long as the trails are in good condition?
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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 07:19:05 AM »
Please post any mid-week night group ride options, too, since that may be the only choice for many of us who want to ride M-F.

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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 02:47:03 PM »
What time are ya'll rolling out?  I may try to make it up if I can get out of work at a decent time.

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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 10:41:08 PM »
Trails were great tonight, minus the damp leaves which act like ice. For anyone that is riding at night be careful if the trail is damp.
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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 05:09:13 PM »
I know this is a very old thread, I'm new to the area and wwith the shorter days I'm wondering g if Rangeline still allows night riding.

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Re: Park hours and night riding
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 07:01:04 PM »
Yes. 

 

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