Ever been on a run and found trash along the trail?
Or, have you ever run into rude people in the backcountry!
What can I do about it?
|| You ask.
I am one of the good guys?
|| You state.
What's the difference?
|| You might
We all think we are the good guys. We need to examine how we interact
with each other and the environment.
Why? Because, our sport depends on our behavior and the perceptions
the general public has of us!
Trail closures are a fact! We don't need to give the greenies any additional
help with getting areas closed, restricted or modified.
What can (and should) we do to prevent it?
First we must become a solidified group, working together. That means no fighting
about what brand or models are better, etc. They all work and the driver is the biggest
Next we must work hard to change the image many people have about us. We know that we
are not out there destroying everything. Make sure everyone you know gets our side
of the story too!
We must take care of the areas we use. (Yes, it means picking up after the irresponsible
people out there). Pick up litter, don't destroy vegetation, tread lightly, obey the rules
and regulations, drive only where permitted to do so.
Show consideration to hikers, bikers, campers, etc.. Give them a BRAKE and slow down as you
approach and go past them. Ask them if they need water or help. This goes a long way toward
promoting our image.
This is important! If you have not written at least five letters to various government agencies and
officials in the past year, then you are not adequately involved.
If you don't fight for what you want the Greenies sure won't do it for you.
There are more recreationalists than members of GAG's (Green Advocacy Groups). If we fight half as hard as they
do we can't help but win. Imagine the results if we fight as hard they do!
Please join the fight to keep
and return access to our land.