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Save Marina Hills Trails

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Thank you for taking the time to read about our plight. Our spot is called "Marina Hills Trails" or Hurley Dog Trails" and is located in in Laguna Niguel, CA.You may have seen it in BMX and MTB photos/videos over the past 5 years. Our problems seem to stem from local kids who come here to drink and party in the area surrounding our trails. We do our best to police the area as much as possible without getting into altercations. And since we leave at sundown, when all the trouble starts, we're not around to defend our reputation... so we get lumped in with the trash. The riders who use this area range from the ages of 12 to 45+ and come from literally around the world to ride our labor of love. No one pays us to build and maintain not only the jumps but the overgrowth of bushes that takes over the walking path every year and the trash in our area is cleaned regularly. Our trails provide the local youth as well as the visiting riders with a sense of duty and pride. They learn to be responsible for themselves and others in our close knit environment. They learn to have a good work ethic by maintaining the jumps. Many times parents, friends and family come to watch their sons and daughters progress into better riders and cheer them on... for someday this kid on a bike on some piles of dirt may become the next Dave Mirra or win the X Games 45 that employees thousands of taxpayers which in turn sparks the industry and consumers throughout the world. They are not just trying to knockdown some jumps, they are literally tearing away at the fabric that built the action sports market. California is the Epicenter for action sports. Its been proven many times before, he's not just a kid on a stingray... he's the future. His bike riding may pay yours bills one day. We need your support to save our local spot and help set a precedent for the future of our sports and industries. And seeing as most skateparks don't allow bikes, where do the next BMXer's and MTBer's go? We have built/maintained this place with our own money and hard work. This is OUR creative outlet and we need to be able to have a place to do this just like any other sport. We have been told by city workers our spot is scheduled to be plowed. I am here to start a petition to try to gain some support and any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support in this matter, sign and ride on. -Marina Hills Trails locals

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