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Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 AM
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I have only begun to brush the surface of this monumental task. Through the beginnings of my research efforts over the last few months, I have discovered that there are several states West of the Mississippi River that have one or more state owned ORV parks or recreational areas. California for example has 6 such parks they own and operate. However here, east of the Mississippi River, ORV parks are few and far between. The ones that we do have here are privately owned and can get to be expensive due to insurance and liability issues. What I am proposing is a lower cost option for the Northeast USA.

With all the bad press we in the off-road community get due to those among us that fall in the 10% rule, we have fewer and fewer land and trails open and available to us. Let those of us, who are true enthusiasts, band together to petition the State of New York to repurpose some of the state land and reopen them as an ORV/OHV Recreational area. These parks could be multi use parks that allow for all types of OHVs. The scope of the parks would allow our community to safely and responsibility enjoy what we do.

Todayís off-road community member for the most part is nothing like our fore-fathers. We are responsible stewards of the land that we trek on. We are always trying to preserve what we have for future generations to enjoy as well. Let us band together and show the government that we are not the people that lead to the decisions of land and trail closures.

There is a huge unknown (to the govít) need for safe, LEGAL, OPEN places for us to enjoy our sport and hobby. By the State of New York opening parks like this, it will be a win-win for everyone. The state government will generate more revenue for their budget and the off-road community will get low cost LEGAL, OPEN places to enjoy taking our vehicles off-road.

Here is the link to the online petition:
State owned Off-Road Vehicle Recreational Park Petition

Thank you to all who view and support this project.

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good luck! not being a smarty pants either. Similar actions are being taken in WI as well.
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signed!!! how many signatures are we looking at to have a chance for this to actually happen? im from MA and this is alot closer then Rausch Creek. I'd def make this trip multiple times a year.
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signed!!! how many signatures are we looking at to have a chance for this to actually happen? im from MA and this is alot closer then Rausch Creek. I'd def make this trip multiple times a year.
looking for as many as humanly possible... the more the better
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maybe put the link to this thread in cherokee chat so more people will see it and sign it? any true jeeper would sign this pettition whether or not they would be able to use it or not. the more parks the better for that means this sport is become more popular and acceptable.
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Signed. Hey maybe if everyone posts the link on their fb page. That should help pump in sigs.
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maybe put the link to this thread in cherokee chat so more people will see it and sign it? any true jeeper would sign this pettition whether or not they would be able to use it or not. the more parks the better for that means this sport is become more popular and acceptable.
Already has been done, and also in the the north atlantic section too...
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Make that 603. Just signed, for anyone that dosent know about NY there are little to none 4x4ing trails or anything here. Theres one trail near me and it isnt legal to go on...and I live way out in the country if that helps explain how bad it is. We NEED an OFV park in NY.
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Tell me about it.. The closet legal area is 4 hours away from me.
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