Grant you, we have been blessed with celebrity riders here who are PROs. I don't see them out in groups blasting down around blind corners knowing there are other riders of every caliber skill level also on the trail. Bend does not have a Bike Coalition here to educate and patrol the trail network system for many reasons. COTA has done a great job with the trail system and I give them five stars for an exceptional job. An addition to their hard work would be to enforce the trails with volunteers, here in Bend, who would go out and make sure everyone is having fun and obeying the rules of conduct. If this is not an option, then what about making all the trails one-way. Many have grown up here and have had many encounters with riders not yielding when they have the right of way. All of this could be avoided by making this a one-way system with no conflicts and we could go about our day having fun.
C'mon riders, it's all about getting out and enjoying what COTA has put together for us and to see some fabulous country. Wish you all the best with your encounters. Keep it fair to all riders.
Pete Disbury, Bend