Miami Township, Ohio park may allow bikes

Just a month ago Miami Township asked bike riders to stay out of the Miami Meadows skatepark. But today, an article from enquirer.com says the Township might decide to let bikers ride the skatepark. If you live in the area contact Trustee Mary Makley Wolff.

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Miami Twp. may remove ‘no bikes’ signs from skate park

Written by Barrett J. Brunsman, bbrunsman@enquirer.com

MIAMI TWP. – A complaint from a concerned father prompted the police chief to recommend cracking down on bicyclists who violate a rule against using a park track designed for skateboarders, but trustees decided it makes more sense to simply take down the sign that bans bikes.

“I don’t really want to incarcerate a 12-year-old,” Trustee Karl Schultz said.

Bicyclists aren’t supposed to ride on the Miami Township Skate Park track at 205-acre Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131 because they could crash into skaters or damage the track.

It cost $100,000 to build the 10,000-square-foot track, which was the first in Clermont County when it opened in 2002.

Skateboard enthusiasts helped raise the money, but the sign prohibiting bikes should be taken down, Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said during a Monday meeting. Trustees could vote later on a resolution to lift the ban.

Police could charge bicycle scofflaws with trespassing or disorderly conduct, Chief R. Steven Bailey said.

“There’s no good solution,” Wolff said. “We don’t want to fine people. There won’t be any” citations issued or prosecution of kids. …

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