City kicks off effort to make Issaquah a mountain biking destination
October 25, 2010
NEW — 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2010
Earlier in the year, the City Council set a goal to transform Issaquah into a destination for mountain biking.
In order to reach the goal, the city has created the Issaquah Mountain Biking Task Force to study opportunities for mountain bikers inside the city and elsewhere, determine mountain biking needs in the community and track mountain biking projects in other communities.
The group launches a yearlong planning session at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Issaquah Trails House, 110 Bush St., and then meets on the last Monday of every month.
Membership includes City Council and Park Board members, plus cyclists, environmentalists and other citizens.
Members plan to document existing mountain biking resources in the area, research successful mountain biking efforts elsewhere, identify potential additions to the mountain biking networks and create a planning process for mountain bike trails.
The group intends to provide recommendations to Mayor Ava Frisinger and the council at the end of the process.