I’ve received a number of emails from polite but frustrated hikers and equestrians about the increased bike traffic in the park due to the race, and the lack of courtesy of the mountain bikers (not yielding, not acknowledging others on the trail and wearing earbuds while riding). So this is a reminder that our access is a fragile thing that can be jeopardized by poor trail behavior/etiquette. Please be overly courteous to ALL trail users while you’re out there, and DO NOT WEAR EARBUDS while riding in the woods. It’s just not cool because you have no chance of hearing another trail user, which is imperative in ensuring a safe trail experience for all users. Please do not jeopardize the access we’ve worked so hard to secure.