Summit County, CO Off-Road Riders
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SCORR

SUMMIT COUNTY OFF-ROAD RIDERS, COLORADO

SCORR on parade in Frisco, CO

We improve the sport of off-road motorcycle riding through
Conservation, Legislation and Education.

Three Things SCORR Riders Do:

1) Conservation: We Volunteer for Trail Projects.

2) Legislation: We help To make and ride by the rules.

3) Education: We are the nice guys on the trail.

 

Every hour you volunteer is counted towards us getting professional Forest Service crews!
To get involved, contact our Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400.

There is strength in numbers. Please join SCORR with a tax deductable donation.
SCORR Membership Application

A season pass to the family friendly Tenderfoot Track includes a SCORR Membership:
Tenderfoot Trail Club Web Site

Teach your children well with this great on-line resource:
Motocross training for kids

You can also join SCORR for free by e-mailing your name and address to: 
JOIN@SCORR.ORG

Summit County Off Road Riders, P. O. Box 270, Breckenridge, CO  80424

SCORR Volunteers Save Our Trails

 

New OHV Trail Construction!

Click here to read the 5/18/2014 Summit Daily News Article

Summit County Off-Road Riders (SCORR) has received approval to construct a 21-mile single-track trail system on Tenderfoot Mountain in Summit County Colorado. Working in conjunction with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, a volunteer work day is scheduled this summer to begin trail construction:

• Workday: Saturday July 12, 2014, 8am – 4pm.

• Location: Go up Frey Gulch Road, past the Summit County landfill, and follow the signs.

• Bring: Long pants and eye protection. Work gloves, hard hats, and tools will be provided.

• Extra Credit: If interested in being a crew leader, openings are available. Please inquire.

• Please RSVP to: Jeff Stackhouse at vertigo157@hotmail.com.

• More Info: Visit www.FDRD.org or contact Scott Fussell at scott@fdrd.org, 970-262-3449

More Info about Tenderfoot Mountain:

This area has been closed to motorcycles for two years. About four miles of trail in the short term has been authorized with the expectation that riders will use only these routes and NOT ride on illegally-created, closed trails in the area.

It is essential to demonstrate that Off-highway motorcycle riders can obey regulations by staying on these designated trails only. You need to obtaina Dillon Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Reconstruction of the trail system in this area will occur over the next three years.

 

During the 2014 summer season, please follow the following rules: Only use the trails between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Only use the trails from July 1 to October 9. Forest Service approved spark arresters arerequired. Motorcycles must be registered with the State of Colorado. Slow down when encountering hikers or mountain bikers. Be EXTREMELY careful with cigarettes and campfires.

 

Volunteer Ops This Summer 2014

FYI: We usually work in the morning and ride in the afternoon.

August 9: Continue the Tenderfoot trail system.

Sept. 6: Continue the Tenderfoot trail system. (3 year project)

SCORR Motorcycle Colorado

To get involved, contact the Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400.

OHV riding areas in Summit County:

Click here for the Dillon Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

Or get a MVUM at the Dillon Ranger Station (680 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne)

For more information, contact the Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400.

 

Golden Horseshoe Recreation Opportunity Guide

Golden Horseshoe Map

These identify the Golden Horseshoe Trails that are open to motorcycles. The most important message to off-highway motorcycle enthusiasts is that all roads and trails are closed to your use, unless it is on the MVUM and there is a sign inviting your use at the beginning of the route. All trails are closed to motorized uses unless posted open. It is also very important that SCORR members demonstrate that they can stay on designated motorized routes only in the Golden Horseshoe area.

Our Mission Statement:

“SCORR promotes responsible off-road motorcycle recreation in Summit County, Colorado. We work in cooperation with local land managers to preserve our riding privilege and a high-quality recreation experience. We advocate good stewardship of our public lands and respect for other trail users. We can be recognized by the example we set when riding, our volunteer work in maintaining trails, and our efforts to educate other off-road motorcycle users.”

Our Land:

75% of land in Summit County, CO is USDA Forest Service. 25% of this land is designated as wilderness (no motors or groups larger than 25 allowed). Most riding is moderate to extreme with our new OHV park in Dillon specifically designed for beginners, children and families.

Our History:

SCORR started in the 1980's as SCORE, or the "Summit County Off-Road Enthusiasts" when the county did a land trade that included the existing riding area in Dillon. SCORE members worked with the County Commissioners in public meetings and were given permission to ride in these areas, but because of liability fears, the county did not make it an official OHV area. We could still ride there, but we could not do improvements, like smoothing the exisiting motocross track.

SCORR was reborn in the 1990's because of a proposed "Closed Unless Marked Open" law. We fought it and the result has been lawsuits and limbo until 2012. We have now lost many of our trails.

Today SCORR is active in our community with members attending public meetings with local, county, state and federal officials. We schedule and volunteer for several well attended trail maintenance days and help with many mountain bike races.

SCORR is a 501(c)3 non-profit Organization and is allowed grant money for trail improvements. This includes trails and parking areas for hiking, biking, horseback riding and even...OHV's!

Quick Links:

Current White River National Forest service Travel Information

USFS Dillon Ranger District (DRD) OHV trails and maps

Friends of Dillon Rangers District (FDRD)

OHV Registration in Colorado is $25.25

Non-Resident OHV Registration is $25.25 and is on-line

You can help to Protect our right to ride
By Joining SCORR and Becoming members of these organizations:

The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) 

The Blue Ribbon Coalition

The American Motorcycle Association


SCORR Endorses the AMA's
support of helmets.

Helmet

 

The American Motorcycle Association's position in support of voluntary helmet use:

"The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has always encouraged the use of helmets, gloves, sturdy footwear, and protective garments in general, as part of a comprehensive motorcycle safety program to help reduce injuries and fatalities in the event of a motorcycle accident.

The Association will not oppose laws requiring helmets for minor motorcycle riders and passengers. It believes that many young motorcyclists and passengers may lack the maturity to make an informed decision regarding the use of motorcycle helmets.

Although the Association strongly encourages helmet use by all motorcyclists, it maintains a long-standing fundamental belief that adults should continue to have the right to voluntarily decide when to wear a helmet....The Association further believes that helmet use alone is insufficient to ensure a motorcyclist's safety."

Full Version of the AMA's position on helmet use

 

Colorado Helmet Law:

Requires a person under 18 years of age who is an operator of a motorcycle or motorized bicycle or who is a passenger on such vehicles, to wear a protective helmet that is designed according to certain specifications; sets the penalty and surcharge for failing to wear the helmet; sets an additional surcharge for each violation to be deposited in the state Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund.

Facts:

80% of motorcycle crashes are fatal vs. 30% of automobile crashes.

$10,122 average treatment with helmet vs. $30,365 without a helmet.

A helmet reduces the chance of a fatal injury in an accident by 29%.

A helmet reduces the chance of a debilitating brain injury in an accident by 67%.

Sources: Journal Of Trauma; Accident Analysis and Prevention; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Urban Myths:

"Claims have been made that helmets increase the risk of neck injury and reduce peripheral vision and hearing, but there is no credible evidence to support these arguments. A study by J.P. Goldstein often is cited by helmet opponents as evidence that helmets cause neck injuries, allegedly by adding to head mass in a crash. More than a dozen studies have refuted Goldstein's findings. A study reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in 1994 analyzed 1,153 motorcycle crashes in four midwestern states and determined that "helmets reduce head injuries without an increased occurrence of spinal injuries in motorcycle trauma."

Orsay, E.M.; Muelleman, R.L.; Peterson, T.D.; Jurisic, D.H.; Kosasih, J.B.; and Levy, P. 1994. Motorcycle helmets and spinal injuries: dispelling the myth. Annals of Emergency Medicine 23:802-06.

"Regarding claims that helmets obstruct vision, studies show full-coverage helmets provide only minor restrictions in horizontal peripheral vision. A 1994 study found that wearing helmets restricts neither the ability to hear horn signals nor the likelihood of seeing a vehicle in an adjacent lane prior to initiating a lane change. To compensate for any restrictions in lateral vision, riders increased their head rotation prior to a lane change. There were no differences in hearing thresholds under three helmet conditions: no helmet, partial coverage, and full coverage. The noise generated by a motorcycle is so loud that any reduction in hearing capability that may result from wearing a helmet is inconsequential. Sound loud enough to be heard above the engine can be heard when wearing a helmet."

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