It saddens me that the views in the Roundup were so one-sided on the off-road-vehicle issue. My husband is a firefighter and an active dirt bike rider, and he has begun involving our son in this hobby. Our community is full of sports enthusiasts and hunters alike who use this as a family activity. We seem to complain about our children skateboarding or riding their bikes recklessly, etc. This is one activity that keeps parents actively involved and interested in what their children are doing.
I agree that our forests are precious and this activity needs to be monitored. With the popularity of ATVs, dirt bikes, etc., this "problem" won't just go away. It seems there can be a reasonable compromise. If there were a designated area, strictly for this purpose, there would be fewer "problems."