Dear Patch Editor,
There seems to be more interest in the Fabyan Forest Preserve Woods than the old oak trees have seen in many years.
The trail leading into the woods on the east side of the forest preserve in Geneva has a sign posted: "NO BIKES ALLOWED." Yet, as we walk the woods, some walking slower than others, we are frequently forced to move quickly to the side of the trail because mountain bikers are riding these woods illegally.
Now the Chicago Area Bike Club (CAMBr) is asking the Kane County Board to construct mountain bike trails in these woods. And yes, CAMBr members speak publicly about riding in these woods.
Can the Kane County Board possibly be considering rewarding this illegal behavior? That is not what we teach our children. But wait, these are not children. These are adults. Does that change the rules?
Why not mountain bikes on Settlers Hill?
Why not walking trails in the woods?
Why not protect a national treasure of 150- to 200-year-old oaks?