August 5, 2015

I am writing in support of the trail from Black Butter Ranch. I am a home owner at Black Butte and an enthusiastic participant in all things “Sisters Country;” from the rodeo to shopping, fine dining and working out at Sisters Athletic Club. I would very much like to see a bike trail connecting these two great places. I am sure that your list of reasons for building this trail is long and thoughtful. Mine is mostly personal:

1. Safety. When we bike to Sisters, we have to be on Highway 20, and this is dangerous.
2. Exercise: We have school-age children and we would rather they learn to bicycle to stores and restaurants, rather than drive.
3. Congestion: Less cars mean less clogging of the highways and roads around Sisters. We all know how slow it is from Tollgate to the Prineville intersection, on many weekends and holidays.

Thanks,

Bart Eberwein
Golf Home 3 / 71207 Fiddleneck Ln
Sisters, OR 97759