State Park Bans Bicycles
Riverbank State Park, the most popular recreation spot north of 110th Street, has banned bicycles from park premises. Park management recently instituted a "No Bicycles" policy at the 28-acre facility, refusing entry to anyone with a bicycle, even if the cyclist walks the bike.
While park administrators contend unruly cyclists caused problems last summer, the new policy flies in the face of reason. Over a dozen ribbon-style bike racks inside the park can fit over 120 bicycles, but park managers insist cyclists lock their bikes to feeble metal barricades at the park entrance, half a mile from view of any park users. Ironically, private automobiles, buses and taxis may freely use the park roadway to enter.
Write park administrators to demand bike access to Riverbank:
Jim Moogan, Regional Director