: I lost the origional post but someone (Johnny King ?) was
: saying that there is some type of federal law that says
: any public trail can be used by anybody (horribly paraphrased).
I've received a number of inquiries on this subject. The answers are not
simple, and require a considerable amount of "background information" to
understand. Sometime in the near future when I have the time (I'm
swamped right now) I'll post an "essay" in rec.equestrian on what I've
learned about this subject.
: Anyway, the upshot was that even if the Army Corp of Engineers
: says "No Bikes", that you can ride your bike there anyway and
: win in court. My question is: Do Motorized bikes count? Are
: there 2 kinds of public trails? One for non-motorized and one
: for both motorized and non-motorized?? What is to keep motorized
: dirt bike riders from going to court and using the same law to
: ride on equestrian trails?
I always try to avoid using the word "bikes" in these discussions because
of the confusion it causes, and I use the words "bicycle" and
"motorcycle" instead, and I recommend that others do the same.
No, there are not "2 kinds of public trails", and prohibitions against
the use of motor vehicles on trails are entirely enforceable, in contrast
to many restrictions on the use of horses and bicycles on trails, in my