Letter sent to Mountain Bike Action printed in TRAIL GRAMS under the caption STAY OFF OUR TRAILS 12-16-13.
To whom it may concern;
In your article “The Shocking Truth of the Electric Mountain Bikes” you sent potential buyers to ride on OHV trails with their electric assist bikes. These bikes are a hazard to other trail users and create bottlenecks. Except for a technicality they would have to be registered like everybody else including off-road motorcyclists.
Just because potential buyers can’t ride on local mountain bike trails, you are encouraging them to ride on OHV trails. That is not fair to the off road vehicle community. It is part of a plot to take over our trails. Come on have some sense. Send them elsewhere.
San Joaquin, California
OHV trials are designated for off-highway vehicle use, but they are in no way closed to other users. Mountain bikes (human powered and electric assist), as well as hikers and equestrians, are permitted on OHV trails – although it would not be a lot of fun, if there are many OHV operators who view other trails users as “bottlenecks.”