Saw this post by TM bikers today. Can't believe something like this can happen.
We’re not thrilled with the Deer Park to Rhodes Memorial area being closed.We want to keep riding around the mountain as we usually do.But,it is closed for rehabilitation work and San Parks have asked us to please request that everyone respect the closure and respect the SP staff & contractors that are doing the work they’ve been tasked with.There have been some heated exchanges between trail users and SP rangers,but when a female ranger is accosted and pushed to the ground and another female ranger has stones thrown at her,that’s when a line has been crossed.This type of behaviour is not warranted under any circumstances and certainly not representative of the mountain bike community.
Air your frustrations verbally,but keep it civil please.
Sections of the trail will reopen,from an email received from the area manager, over a 2-3 month period.Speaking to a section ranger a few hours later,it seems areas can open up in a few weeks time.This refers to hiking routes and cycling routes.We can’t be more specific than this,because we don’t have more concrete information at hand.
We’re putting this request out there without prejudice.
Please just be respectful of the person you’re dealing with.