Trail Advocacy Begins With You

Join in the fight to keep our public lands open

With riding opportunities on public land dwindling, it is up to all of us to take a stand and help keep riding access open.Don Riggle

This article was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Dirt Rider.

Everywhere in this country, the opportunities for you to ride your dirt bike on public lands are in decline. Now more than ever, each of us needs to ask ourselves what are we doing today to help stop the loss and keep our access open.

Every day, across this country, our public land management agencies are flooded with legal actions filed by environmental and anti-motorized access groups to shut you out. To do your part you absolutely must participate in each and every public meeting those agencies hold and write and prepare your own public comments stating why your access is important to you. Finally, personally engage with those land management agencies concerning those plans and decisions they are developing and have a voice in ensuring your riding opportunities will continue.

Tell us what you’ve done, in one short sentence. It’s not bragging; it’s inspiring others to join in and help grow the health of the sport. Include your name and city/state, and send it to We might publish what you send us and thank you.

This text has been approved by the Trails Preservation Alliance.