|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:49 PM|
Most of you know me, some do not. I'm George Z, founder and Organizer of BKMTB. Please take a minute to read this important message.
The ongoing Brooklyn bike park construction is an extremely important project for many reasons. It is the first legal place to ride MTB in Brooklyn, it serves as a great base for suggesting/petitioning new developments, it is on PRIVATE property, and many things that usually cannot be controlled, can.
Despite this, the turnout for volunteers has been poor. Support has come from many areas, but not the biking community which it serves. I know many of you have been out riding on the volunteer days - which is why it’s disappointing to see how few people are willing to give something back. That doesn't only apply here, but on the many frequently ridden trails. Trail maintenance is essential, and is everyone's shared responsibility.
The goal of BKMTB is to create a community that works together, and enjoys the fruits of their labor - together. I feel at this moment that we are failing. This group has been nothing but accommodating to every level, welcomes every style of rider and is always free. We have only once asked for donations to cover cost, and people were nice enough to donate. There has been no drama, and no fighting, unlike many other groups.I'd rather have 20 people here who care and contribute, then 350+ who don't.
Please think about your personal motivation and what you want out of the group, and assess whether or not to continue to be a member.