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Biking in Sanderling

Biking in Sanderling




Just back from a week in Duck, where I was surprised to see “bikes are prohibited” signs at the short nature trails that connect the neighborhoods in Sanderling. Wondering if anyone knows the back- story here? I love riding through the neighborhoods to look at other locations we might consider, and this year had to go in and out of each one using the multi-use trail to reach the turns onto roads like Oyster Catcher or Blue Heron.


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Seems like the Property Owners Association wants to maintain a safe nature trail system for everyone.

" NATURE TRAILS: The community trails are designated as “nature” trails and as such are subject to naturally occurring obstacles. Please use trails with caution. To help preserve our fragile trail system and for pedestrian safety, please walk your bike. No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed on the nature trails."
Click to follow link...

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There are other trails for bicycles.

www.traillink.com/cityact...


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Thanks for the link and yes there are some good trails nearby, especially the Audubon nature trail that begins just north of the Sanderling Resort and goes to the Pine Island racquet club.


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Is there a sidewalk to bike from Duck north to the end of the paved road?


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The No Bikes signs actually request that you walk your bike through the paths. They are narrow and sandy and are used by walkers, dogs, family groups, etc. Sanderling does have a large Owner/Resident population, and lots of us are well over 65. I've been bumped and knocked over more than once by people riding too fast and without caution. I'm convinced that people lose their ability to read when they cross over the WMB cause I have yet to meet up with a biker who actually was walking their bike through there!


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My group definitely complied with the rule - we are courteous bikers - but I can see the potential for danger and I’m sorry it happened to you. The multi-use trail along 12 and the nature trail to Pine Island are really good nearby alternatives.


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Is there a sidewalk to bike from Duck north to the end of the paved road?

beachbumz


Not all the way. Some road cycling would be needed.


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I live near there. I think the new signs are just people being a bunch of Karen's. I go through there nearly every day and can count on two hands the number of bikers I have seen in YEARS not walking their bikes. Hell I can count on 2 hands the number of people I can encounter walking!!!!! They also say it's due to erosion. If that was the case there are more effect ways to handle it. I've often thought I'd like to upgrade my house and move into that community but no longer. I can't live where people like rules that much. I've also been running numerous times this summer and HEARD residents yelling at bikers - bikers not even going fast they aren't allowed. Sorry but that's a bunch of Karen's. No thank you. Actually makes me not even want to run through there anymore. Call me gen-X but damn. That's too much.


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