Management Factors to Consider Regarding Concurrent Fat Tire Bicycle Use on Groomed Snowmobile Trails

All recreational trail use, whether motorized or nonmotorized, requires active management. Trail management should ensure adherence to private or public land use prescriptions, adequate resource protection, and that appropriate visitor experiences are provided. Trail management policies should be set at the local level to ensure they best fit local circumstances.

by American Council of Snowmobile Assns. (ACSA)

The following suggested management considerations are not intended to prescribe whether or not to allow concurrent fat bike use on groomed snowmobile trails; rather the intent is to help local jurisdictions make informed decisions about fat tire bicycle management practices on their trails.

It is recommended that local jurisdictions consider the following factors when deciding to either allow or disallow fat tire bicycle use on groomed snowmobile trails. While the importance of each factor will vary by locale, all should be fully considered for informed and objective local decision making.

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