Concerning mountain biking in City of Boulder’s Open Space Mountain Parks: The issue is not whether to open existing trails to mountain bikes. Rather , it is the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance’s insistence that new and expensive trails be built through previously undeveloped areas, and that these trails be graded and wide enough for the particular sport of mountain biking. Many of us who opposed the Mountain Bike Alliance’s proposal for Anemone Hill did so not because we oppose mountain biking or because we oppose mountain biking on Anemone Hill in particular, but because the Mountain Bike Alliance insisted on an extensive, expensive spaghetti-like switchback trail that would have fragmented prime habitat for the black bears and other creatures that live there. It’s not our problem and should not be the problem of our wildlife and plants that mountain bikers require extensive and expensive new trails. There are plenty of trails in our wild lands. If those trails won’t work for mountain bikes, well, too bad. Choose another form of locomotion for those areas. Don’t expect us to shell out money and disrupt our wildlife just for your particular purpose.