Designated SxS/ATV/MC Trail
BLM's Chappie-Shasta OHV Area
As motorized recreation continues to grow as an important economic contributor, QWR believes it is important for both private and public sector researchers to detail vehicle-specific analytics to better inform decision-makers, planners, and other stakeholders.
Off-Road Motorcycle Trail
CA's Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
A recent update from NOHVCC and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) confirms that SxS recreation WAS included in the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
LINK TO MIC NEWS RELEASE ON SXS USE COUNTED IN BEA STUDY
Don Amador, QWR President, states, “Today, OHV recreation not only provides access to high quality casual use trail opportunities and permitted events, but also provides motorized access to non-motorized activities. I have friends and colleagues from both the OHV and conservation communities that also utilize SxSs for resource management, wildlife viewing, hunting, and stewardship projects.”
Open Sand Riding for SxS/ATV/MC and other OHVs
Forest Service's Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
“I believe outdoor recreation economic reports and updates are a critically important tool and breaking out data about the fiscal benefit that comes from specific vehicle types will better inform land management agencies as they plan for current and future OHV use on designated roads, trails, and areas,” Amador concludes.