Editor:

I’m sorry to hear about Sheriff Casaus’ accident.

There has been an increase in mountain bikers using Placitas trails since COVID began.

The vast majority of mountain bikers use the trails safely and keep an eye out for walkers.

However, there has been at least one collision with a hiker and a number of close calls with bikers traveling downhill at speed. In addition, a lot of older folks, some with age related hearing loss, walk here and we would simply ask that bikers be aware of this and use care.

Eric Hubbard
Placitas