Letter: Thanks to those who maintain rail trail
To the editor:
As an avid cyclist, I have been riding the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail since it opened. It is one of the gems of the Berkshires. From the very beginning, I have been impressed with the care and planning the Department of Conservation and Recreation put into its construction.
More importantly, it became immediately obvious that the maintenance crew who care for it take great pride in their work. In the fall, they blow the leaves off the riding surface. Branches from the trees that line the trail are kept pruned so they do not strike riders. The inevitable tree root bumps that raise the surface are always cleared marked. There is no trash littering the trail.
I want to extend special thanks to Gene Goebel and Michael Mikutowicz, the men who maintain and care for the trail, for their wonderful work and the pride they take in making the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail such a special place to ride.
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