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Once again, another letter to the editor regarding the bashing of bike/e-bike riders on the Beach Trail. 

What so many of these complainers have in common is an overriding sense of entitlement to their version of beach and Beach Trail enjoyment. “Co-exist” does not seem to be a worthy pursuit when their walking experience is somehow lessened by the existence of bikes on the trail. 

The trail came to be only by the tireless efforts of the community members who were passionate in seeing that all members of the community could enjoy the trail. That includes joggers, runners, walkers, dog walkers, stroller walkers and, yes, bicyclists.   

To declare otherwise is at best ignorant of the history of the trail and at worst, just plain selfish and inconsiderate of the interests of everyone. 

If your perspective is “bicycles belong on the inland bike paths and not on the Beach Trail,” then I am talking directly to you.

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