Originally Posted by thumbprinterr
it is still technically closed (as of yesterday at least). as jeff mentioned it is definitely passable by bike although they clearly do not want anyone doing so (sign says 'no bikes/peds').
for an alternate route in either direction you can use 53rd - its a little bit harder climb than thompson (and includes climbing in both directions) but feels more secluded and woodsy...
I didn't know where the problem was, and I've never been on 53rd, so that would be a great way to go. Thanks.