I received a couple of emails regarding bike trails like this this week and I wanted to let all of you see my answer. Here is the email (edited to remove personally identifiable information) and then my response.
"Hello Sue and Mike,
I am with you, except I question one thing; what
is wrong with connecting bike trails on old abandoned rail road tracks? At
least that way the rail road beds will be preserved; maybe they can be used
again many years in the future. You should try the bike trail on the
abandoned rail road right of way that goes WNW from Albany, MN along 94;
another begins in/near Minnetonka and goes west. I have ridden on bike
trails through a major city in southern MN, too. Am I missing something?
Here is my response.
I was an avid bike rider until my car accident and did enjoy bike and walking trails. The trails in question are part of Agenda21 and it's global plan to destroy our right to property. It is the government owning more and more property that scares us. When an enemy attacks it doesn't tell you what they are up to. Our freedom to own and enjoy our property, in this case land, id under attack. It's not a conspiracy - it is a fact and is in the open in their own words.
Over 5.5 million acres under state control, and 9,100 acres for trails! How much is enough? I'm not for higher taxes in any way but all of this land is not taxable and therefore our share of property taxes is greater. The trail systems can (and are in many cases) used as the bait to implement Agenda21. Who could be against people exploring nature? It depends on who is benefiting and not just the concept of a trail in general. The removal of land from private hands is the goal of the United Nations and is being implemented under the plan called Agenda21.
State-Owned Lands Managed by the DNR
as of June 2008
|DNR Management Program
||Approx. Acres Managed
|Wildlife Management Areas
|Other Areas Managed for Forestry
|State Parks and Recreation Areas
|Scientific & Natural Areas
|Other Areas Managed for Wildlife
|Aquatic and Fish Management Areas
|Building Sites and Undesignated Lands
|Water Access Sites
|Wild and Scenic Rivers
|Water Management Areas (Dams)
|Wetland Bank Projects
|Total DNR managed acres
Source: DNR Land Records Database