MD DNR ORV impact meeting

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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by restukey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:31 pm

I really wish that we organized people to call public officials incessantly, so we actually get noticed. Keep calling and my preference would be during dinner, if I had a number. Calling any goverment office would be fine too. I would easily be good for a couple calls a day. Multiply that by anyone interested, and we get noticed quick. Since they are public servants, I think we'd have a lawsuit if they blocked are calls.

I sent in the letter electronically, and Greenridge didn't open backup, go figure. If they get 10 million electronic letters; it will just be 10 million filed.

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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by TheAntiCrash » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:34 pm

A few post back there was comment on the Youtube videos of Greenridge and

the alleged illegal trail riding, and "wiseness" of posting such a video.

' guess no one has seen the dirt bike videos at the Baltimore Zoo ?? :roost:

It's still open ?? just sayin'

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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by Ovo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:37 am

Another article with some good information:

"There are environmental considerations,” said John Wilson, the agency’s statewide trails coordinator."

We need to work with this John Wilson

Send comments about trail management to ppeditto@dnr. state.md.us.

Another option for making our voice heard.

Please Read:
http://times-news.com/local/x598324077/ ... ail-closed


Greenridge is open Friday until April 23rd...I think we should try to

I wonder if an organized Dual sport - Off Road - ATV - 4x4 ride could be pulled off to show what GreenRidge means to the Recreationalist of Maryland and surrounding areas.
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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by Rut Row » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:31 am

SEND YOR EMAILS TO MR PETTIDO!!!!

the responses posted to date are almost all open new areas - VERY FEW about keep GR open!!!!!
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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by mdubya » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:01 pm

I don't mean to bag on quads or quad riders, but the explosion in popularity of the four wheelers is what has caused the increase in use of the trails. I suppose they have as much right to use the trails as anyone, but if you ask me, that is where the huge increase in use has come from. You hardly even see motorcycles on the ORV at Green Ridge. Same case with Poplar Lick, which is a very short stretch of trail, very straight with only the 7 water crossings adding any sort of challenge.
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Post by ReardenSteel » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:13 pm

mdubya wrote:I don't mean to bag on quads or quad riders, but the explosion in popularity of the four wheelers is what has caused the increase in use of the trails. I suppose they have as much right to use the trails as anyone, but if you ask me, that is where the huge increase in use has come from. You hardly even see motorcycles on the ORV at Green Ridge. Same case with Poplar Lick, which is a very short stretch of trail, very straight with only the 7 water crossings adding any sort of challenge.
Be careful not to drink their Kool-Aid here, mdubya. It isn't that "too many" riders are on the ORV.... it's that there are riders on the ORV at all. What you are up against is a concerted effort to thwart an activity indicative of a lifestyle that the opponents of these ORV trails find repulsive.
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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by Ovo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:14 pm

I couldn't agree more. Kinda wish they would leave green ridge to motorcycles and open a new ATV section somewhere in Green Ridge or close by..

I used to own an ATV and they are mucho mucho fun....But I can see where they can tear up a trail a hell of a lot quicker than a bike.
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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by TheAntiCrash » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:34 pm

I'm not sure which, ATV or Motorcycle, has a more ground altering effect.

I believe PA's state forest ORV's only allow ATV's , for less effect??

The ORV's trail maintainance has degraded over the years, Stafford Road once got fresh gravel almost yearly.

The only recent road improvements came from logging operations it seems, did they check habitats disturbed then?


Anyway ,everytime I've been to Greenridge headquarters someone is purchasing passes for ORV.

I believe many , maybe 50 percent only use trail one day.

The "draw" of the trail, and camping on the ORV will be a significant loss

in revenue for the park and bussiness' in the area if closed.


This is right back up there with the alcohol ban of last years crap!

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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by mdubya » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:41 pm

ReardenSteel wrote:
mdubya wrote:I don't mean to bag on quads or quad riders, but the explosion in popularity of the four wheelers is what has caused the increase in use of the trails. I suppose they have as much right to use the trails as anyone, but if you ask me, that is where the huge increase in use has come from. You hardly even see motorcycles on the ORV at Green Ridge. Same case with Poplar Lick, which is a very short stretch of trail, very straight with only the 7 water crossings adding any sort of challenge.
Be careful not to drink their Kool-Aid here, mdubya. It isn't that "too many" riders are on the ORV.... it's that there are riders on the ORV at all. What you are up against is a concerted effort to thwart an activity indicative of a lifestyle that the opponents of these ORV trails find repulsive.
I understand and like I said not trying to point the finger.

Us dual sport types could benefit from the ORV only being open to tagged vehicles. :deal:

BTW-I am not much of a kool-aid drinker. Anyone who knows me knows I very much march to my own beat, for better or for worse. :ride:
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Re: MD DNR ORV impact meeting

Post by Laoch » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:50 pm

Ovo wrote:

Greenridge is open Friday until April 23rd...I think we should try to

I wonder if an organized Dual sport - Off Road - ATV - 4x4 ride could be pulled off to show what GreenRidge means to the Recreationalist of Maryland and surrounding areas.
Where is this posted? And do the intend to charge for a sticker and close a week later?
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