On the bad boys trail, that's the one that is parallel to the cut part of the highway under the power line. Lots of blackberry bushes. But in my headlamp it looked like it had light coloured ears and face markings. Initially I thought is was a raccoon but it was about twice that size. Did not get a good look at it as it ambled off into a trail. I waited up the trail to see if it might reappear and it didn't so I went into the bush a bit and saw it run off toward the highway. I would guess it was only about 75 pounds. If it was a bear perhaps there was a mother bear around but I did not see one and left the area.
Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.