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I saw this article on Community Impact, and it was the first time I saw the Toro Grande extension mentioned, so I googled more.   This article from May 10 has an embedded map on which you can zoom in.  I wonder how accurate the red line projection of the road is and where it will go in relation to the church.  Add to this area the extension of the Brushy Creek Trail, and this area will see some significant changes, though the impact on SJ is mostly unknown.

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This part doesn't sound positive: By extending the road, the city will open inaccessible land to future development.

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We need the central TX version of the Walton's. And/or some uber wealthy mountain bikers willing to throw significant money at acquiring land for the purposes of development...of bike trails. It'd be awesome if someone just bought all that land up and said, nope...only nature and trails here.

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If you look through here   https://cedarparkatlas.com/    there is some great data and if used in conjunction with the Wilco Tax site you can see there are a lot of owners who own what we ride in SN. Not shocked and I personally dont see the area that we use freely as a long term place to ride. 

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2 hours ago, Teamsloan said:

We need the central TX version of the Walton's. And/or some uber wealthy mountain bikers willing to throw significant money at acquiring land for the purposes of development...of bike trails. It'd be awesome if someone just bought all that land up and said, nope...only nature and trails here.

I'll go one further: We need more public lands in TX.  3-5% is not enough!

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2 hours ago, Teamsloan said:

We need the central TX version of the Walton's. And/or some uber wealthy mountain bikers willing to throw significant money at acquiring land for the purposes of development...of bike trails. It'd be awesome if someone just bought all that land up and said, nope...only nature and trails here.

Should we really need a private entity to do what our state and local governments should be doing with our tax dollars already?

I'll add that if that's the only way to do it in our corrupt system, so be it, but it's a sucky compromise.

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While I certainly agree that public land amounts to very little in TX, we're quite lucky that there is so much agrotourism which supports trail riding. And in many cases that works out better for our purposes.  

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No doubt, we should have more public lands, but I also have the admittedly optimistic view that I would rather private enterprise be the solution to problems than relying on the government to be the solution. Role of government type of stuff. And yeah, I realize how idealistic that value sounds as it's getting proven over an over to me how neither government or private enterprise gives a s*@! about me or any good will in general.

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2 minutes ago, Teamsloan said:

No doubt, we should have more public lands, but I also have the admittedly optimistic view that I would rather private enterprise be the solution to problems than relying on the government to be the solution. Role of government type of stuff. And yeah, I realize how idealistic that value sounds as it's getting proven over an over to me how neither government or private enterprise gives a s*@! about me or any good will in general.

The thing about public lands in TX is that the government created the problem and society allowed it.  For private enterprise to "be the solution," a private entity would have to purchase land to be used as a park and charge entry fees a la Disney World....or Flat Rock Ranch, which already had the land as ranch land and built trails for added value.  After living and working in stated with great access to private lands (Co, ID, WI, GA,) I advocate for more public lands.

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Potentially you could have the biking version of Garey Ranch. Millionaire buys land, donates it to the county with the explicit clause that the donated land will be forever used for mountain biking. If the Gareys can donate land that prohibits mountain biking forever while being purpose built for equestrian activities, then why couldn't that model be used for biking.

Granted you do still have to pay to enter the park, but it's no different in that aspect than any of the other county parklands.

This of course is still all hinging on the dream concept that someone like the Dell, H.E.Butt, or Musk families become mountain bikers. 😛

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6 minutes ago, Teamsloan said:

This of course is still all hinging on the dream concept that someone like the Dell, H.E.Butt, or Musk families become mountain bikers. 😛

more likely, the land will be purchased, donated, and open only to Gigabikes. no dirty pedalers allowed!

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On 7/28/2020 at 12:54 PM, Teamsloan said:

We need the central TX version of the Walton's. And/or some uber wealthy mountain bikers willing to throw significant money at acquiring land for the purposes of development...of bike trails. It'd be awesome if someone just bought all that land up and said, nope...only nature and trails here.

There’ll be tall black fences around it in no time.

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