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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 6:47 Quote
HELP US!

PLEASE READ AND SIGN: http://chng.it/Dm2Kp4QQ

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The HATE continues to pour in, I have been told to keep my motorcycle off the trails LOL.

The ignorance and misinformation around ebikes is astounding. The true purpose of this petition is to spread information.

Carter Road is County run, and they are just late to the game, but I’m optimistic that we will be able to enjoy the trails there like everyone else. I encourage people to remember what MTB is all about, and that’s a bunch of cool, down to earth, open minded, laid back, beer drinking, guys and gals who just want to have a good time. I don’t understand the viewpoint of so many not wanted me to ride an ebike because THEY don’t want to ride an ebike. It’s a childish 3rd grade mentality. For those that think it will do harm to the trails, show us the evidence, the studies, the information, and stats. I’m not out there ‘racing’ or ‘tearing it up’ as some have put it, in fast I often get passed by the XC guys, I’m just out there having fun. I get it, there are bad apples, rule breakers, but that can be said about many regardless of what bike they are on.

One suggestion was that ebikers should make their own ebike specific trails, and my comment to that was that the ebike trails would look EXACTLY like any other MTB trail, and that is the point.

I will say what I have learned is that a lot of the issues are with Class 2 & 3 bikes, and people not understanding the difference. I concur that Class 2 & 3 should not be used on bike trails. What is the solution? I’d say that if you are caught on a Class 2 or 3 where they are not permitted, that you are fined, heavily. I don’t think anyone would risk a $500 fine to ride where they are not permitted. This can apply to Class 1 also, but I will fight for the Class 1 bikes to share the same trails I’ve always ridden for 20+ years, starting on an aluminum 26” hardtail to my full suspension 29” transition to my Trek Rail.

Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 8:21 Quote
johnny7ouis wrote:
I encourage people to remember what MTB is all about, and that’s a bunch of cool, down to earth, open minded, laid back, beer drinking, guys and gals who just want to have a good time.

Ahhh, we had mimosas after our ride Sunday, thank you very much.


 
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