How to Best Protect Our Dirtbike Trails?
Posted January 06, 2002 - 05:28 AM
Here are some questions:
1) What are the real facts. Does someone know or Is there a report which shows how many acres we are losing per year? Or a report which lays out the issues?
2) Which are the best organizations who are fighting for our rights? Are they doing a good job related to their number of members and dollars to work with.
3) What are our organizations' numbers of members vs. the organizations which fight against us? Do we have the numbers of enthusiasts needed to have equal use/access to public land?
4) What are the other groups which have the most in common with us? ie ATVs, jeeps etc. Are we working together optimally?
5) What are specific steps we all need to take to protect our public lands? ie: Join which organizations?, encourage our buddies to join? ride on parks/public forests with quiet pipes? Get involved with trail maintanance? etc?
Posted January 07, 2002 - 11:03 AM
Posted January 07, 2002 - 04:03 PM
Our numbers are in the vicinity of the number of enviros out there. We are a small minority, but so are they. There is no definitive report that I know of, but if you visit the Blue Ribbon website, you can get updates on current issues and get on their email alert list.
Vote for those elected officials that support our right to use public land for recreation. Generally speaking, it is the conservatives in national politics that support these rights. Liberals support environmental causes for the most part.
Either ride where there are no other people, or use a relatively quiet pipe. We don't want to upset the general public, who make up the large voting block that will determine the outcome of this issue.
Annoy an environmental nut today!
I have heard that BRC, CORVA, Desert Vipers, AMA, and other off-road groups are poised to pour 4 million dollars into this fight! It's now or never.