PA OHV action alert.

This forum is for all OHV/ORV/Land Use messages and discussions
User avatar
Rut Row
Benevolent Dictator
Posts: 9440
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:59 pm

Twist wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:38 pm
I'm not very familiar with the priorities and capabilities of the AMA but I wonder if anyone has approached them to send a lobbyist/lawyer to these comment sessions to make a case for the two-wheel crowd? Seems like they could use some big numbers that they represent that should get more attention from people that won their election by a few hundred votes - which I bet is a lot of them.

Meh, I'm just spitballing here.
I know the AMA offroad guy well. He is well aware of the issues. I've also spoken with Don McClure who is the PAOHVA exec director (IIRC). They are working this hard. I believe the #1 issue is ATVs pay into the funds for trails and motorcycles don't.
Ken
2016 EM Sport Electric Trials :drool:
1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler (2 for sale. One with title)
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
BigBird
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 1050
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:33 pm
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by BigBird » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:27 pm

This is probably REAL Stupid BUT - I have a PA ATV Tag on my Polaris RZR that I got when I bought it years ago and keep renewing. This allows me to ride a limited number of places in PA such as near Michaux. I don't even remember what I had to do to get it. BUT - IF one were willing to go thru the process and cost of getting an ATV tag for ones off road MC would that give some access.

This is probably impossible because the regs for ATVs probably say things that would not allow a MC to get tagged.
Sam Jones - Frederick MD
GL1800A - KTM 525 EXC - KTM 200 XCW - KTM Freeride 250
Beta Evo 200 - Yamaha WR250R
Polaris RZR 800
Lots of Off-road & Road Tandem & Single Bicycles

User avatar
Laoch
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 3289
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:51 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Laoch » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:13 am

BigBird wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:27 pm
This is probably REAL Stupid BUT - I have a PA ATV Tag on my Polaris RZR that I got when I bought it years ago and keep renewing. This allows me to ride a limited number of places in PA such as near Michaux. I don't even remember what I had to do to get it. BUT - IF one were willing to go thru the process and cost of getting an ATV tag for ones off road MC would that give some access.

This is probably impossible because the regs for ATVs probably say things that would not allow a MC to get tagged.
Yes. PA state law currently does not allow for two wheelers (OHM) to use State lands. The above mentioned bill is another attempt to fix that.
The second issue is a bill developed by representative Gabler, bill #1706 that essentially recommends including OHM riding onto the state ATV trail systems.
Bruce
'19 FE250/some trials bikes

User avatar
Laoch
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 3289
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:51 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Laoch » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:15 am

Also from DVTR-
Riders,
Our friends at DVTR have started a petition to support (HB 1706) amending the current vehicle code to allow OHM access on DCNR public ATV trails.

Please sign this petition! We have to stand up and be heard if we want change!

The introduction of the Gabler bill (HB 1706) would amend Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and provide a means to optionally register off-highway motorcycles, such as dual sports and enduros, with the DCNR for use on public ATV trails. Opening registration to OHMs will provide revenue for further trail development and maintenance, which translates to better trails and more riding opportunities for all, NOT just motorcyclists. Each of us can make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

We urge all riders in support of the Gabler bill to firstly sign this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/pennsylvania-s ... orcyclists

Secondly, reach out to your local legislators. Explain why this
legislation is important to you and kindly implore them to support HB 1706. You can locate your local legislators here.

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/le ... e=suppress

Please pass this along to all your riding friends. With enough support we can make a change.
Bruce
'19 FE250/some trials bikes

User avatar
Rut Row
Benevolent Dictator
Posts: 9440
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Rut Row » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:49 am

Laoch wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:15 am
Also from DVTR-
Riders,
Our friends at DVTR have started a petition to support (HB 1706) amending the current vehicle code to allow OHM access on DCNR public ATV trails.

Please sign this petition! We have to stand up and be heard if we want change!

The introduction of the Gabler bill (HB 1706) would amend Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and provide a means to optionally register off-highway motorcycles, such as dual sports and enduros, with the DCNR for use on public ATV trails. Opening registration to OHMs will provide revenue for further trail development and maintenance, which translates to better trails and more riding opportunities for all, NOT just motorcyclists. Each of us can make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

We urge all riders in support of the Gabler bill to firstly sign this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/pennsylvania-s ... orcyclists

Secondly, reach out to your local legislators. Explain why this
legislation is important to you and kindly implore them to support HB 1706. You can locate your local legislators here.

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/le ... e=suppress

Please pass this along to all your riding friends. With enough support we can make a change.
made a $25 donation
Ken
2016 EM Sport Electric Trials :drool:
1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler (2 for sale. One with title)
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
Twist
DAMN Expert
Posts: 217
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:42 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Twist » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:09 pm

Signed the petition and made my $25 donation. Glad to see some lobbying effort getting organized on this.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

smdub
DAMN Expert
Posts: 264
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by smdub » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:40 pm

Sigh. change.org won't allow access through a vpn:(
Stephen (not Steve) - '08 Monster S2R1000 / '20 KTM 500 EXC / '17 150 XC-W / '19 Sherco 300FST / Sur-Ron LBX / '15 OSET 20.0R (kid's)
For sale: 2016 Sherco 300 Factory

User avatar
Bucho
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 5420
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:57 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Bucho » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:49 pm

donation made
Suzuki DR650
Beta Xtrainer
Sherco 290 trials

Capt Scoots
DAMN n00b
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:05 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Capt Scoots » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:25 pm

Signed and kicked in $30.00. I take it the donation is used to advertise the petition in hopes of getting more signatures, is any of it used to help lobby for the cause? I was just wondering.

User avatar
Bucho
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 5420
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:57 am
Contact:

Re: PA OHV action alert.

Post by Bucho » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 am

Bribes
Suzuki DR650
Beta Xtrainer
Sherco 290 trials

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest