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Letter: Free ride for bikes

I read about senators thinking of charging a percentage fee to ski areas to raise "much-needed funding." Why not charge a fee or license for use of the multi-billions of dollars cost on bike trails.

Every other byway and/or sport has license fees, boating, motorcycle cross country, highways, etc. But bike trails paid for totally with our taxes, amount to a free ride for the small percentage of our society that partake.   

However, judging by the amount of bicycles one sees, one might judge that the senators could locate a huge supply of money, if each user had a $10 or even $5 annual license on their bikes to use what all of us paid for. What other convenience is a free ride in our society? None.

Randy Smith

Glenwood Springs