View Full Version : ORV trail use & maintenance summary
May 24th, 2005, 12:57 PM
In another thread, there was a request made for photos of trail maintenance work being done by ORVers.
"A Summary of Public Land Use and Maintenance by ORV Organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut," featuring such photos and info, is now online in pdf format at:
I know a lot of NEMBA members are upset about trail damage by ORVs, please view with an open mind - a lot of ORVers in New England are responsible and care about trail conditions.
May 24th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Agreed, most folks are reasonable and responsible. Don't judge the many by the few lest we ourselves (MTBs or anyone else for that matter) be judged the same.
May 24th, 2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the post Mike. IMO this is a good thing...As I have never actually ever seen ATVer's doing trail work...No sarcasm intended. Many of us would like to see more of this first hand. Good power of example for young ATVer's.
May 24th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Very informative post, and nice trailwork!
May 24th, 2005, 04:05 PM
"Very informative post, and nice trailwork! "
Actually I don't agree with that at all. All those pictures combined show maintenance in just 1 location. You can see how blown out those trails are in the photos. Their just putting a bandaid on a gaping flesh wound. Sorry. I'm not buying it :(
May 24th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Those photos were taken in 2001. What have you done in the last 4 years?
May 25th, 2005, 04:02 PM
I'm getting a real positive feeling message here. Is this another "Whatever you do, it ain't enough" thread?"
We have to work toward a common goal.
June 3rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
To sum up most MTBers position politely, we would like to work towards the "common goal" of trail access just like ATVers would. But that's where most of us would like to see commonality end.
I think the best thing is just to keep motorized and non-motorized on separate trail systems. That way ATVers are responsible for their own destiny. ATV riders will have to maintain their trails so they are environmentally sustainable. This and will be proof enough for me that ATVs can exist in the state forests. Beyond that the next step would be to curb illegal riding, because that is the biggest sore point among other trail users.
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