Los Alamos has a plenitude of mountain biking trails available for all skill levels, we are surrounded by forest with already existing trails. I don’t understand the need to go forward with the current proposal to alter an already existing trail that would involve damaging the canyon as it is now, a wonderful walking area and already a cycling area. Neither is increased mountain bike presence necessarily desirable or compatible with hiking, as the goal of each differs: the speed of movement, the mindset of the cyclist, the experience desired. A hiker would just be an obstacle in the cyclist’s way. I am strongly against the proposal to go ahead with any plans to develop this mountain bike trail.