This was forwarded to me by a friend and long time public trail advocate in Northfield. Rice County is currently assessing their parks plan for the near and long term future. If you live in Rice County, or would like to ride your bike here, I urge you to fill out the survey below. I would suggest specifically stating your desire to see mtb trail system development allowed in Rice County in the comments section.
"Rice County is currently in the process of gathering information for the Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan. In order to gather input from those who live and work in the County, we would greatly appreciate your assistance. The information gathered will guide staff in determining the needs of residents and greatly assist in the development of the plan. Please visit the following link to complete a survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RiceCoParksRec If you have additional questions please feel free to call (507)332-6113 or e-mailRCPlanningZoning@co.rice.mn.us"
Thank you for your support! I am hopeful one day that we can have professionally designed MORC supported trails in Rice County. Your opinion matters though. Particularly to those who live, work, or have family or friends in the area, this is the time to make your opinion and voice known. Tell your county government that you want trails here today!