Summit County, CO Off-Road Riders
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SCORR

SUMMIT COUNTY OFF-ROAD RIDERS, COLORADO

SCORR on parade in Frisco, CO

Our goal is to improve off-road motorcycle trail riding through
Conservation, Education, and legislation.

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

Buy a Season Pass for the Tenderfoot Track Club in Dillon, CO. Includes a SCORR Membership:
Tenderfoot Trail Club Web Site
Tenderfoot Trail Membership

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

SCORR Volunteers Save Our Trails

 

SCORR has been named

OHV Club of the Year

By COHVCO and the TPA!

SCORR Motorcycle Colorado

Why? Because we work hard to maintain our trails and we work in close partnership with our local land management offices such as the USFS, Summit County, and the towns of Breckenridge and Dillon to maintain our privilege/right to ride singletrack.

ALSO, we need more riders to volunteer to become SCORR trail ambassadors. This is a very important cog in the mechanism to achieve success in gaining the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail System. Among the many responsibilities are:
· Spreading the Tread Lightly/Stay the Trail concept
· Reporting any trail maintenance issues – downed trees, wash-outs, etc.
· Providing help to trail users – first aid, trailside mechanical assistance, route information, etc.
· Recording trail use statistics.
Anyone interested, please contact Ken Waugh with the Dillon Ranger District at kwaugh@fs.fed.us or call him at 970-262-3446 to sign up.

Closed unless Posted "Open"

The White River National Forest Travel Plan

Tenderfoot Motorcycle Trail System Closed

 

The Dillon Ranger District is continuing with the analysis of the Tenderfoot Motorcycle Trail System. This fall, the US Forest Service will decide the fate of our 21 mile singletrack trail system proposal on Tenderfoot Mountain as well as 5 miles of additional trail in the Golden Horseshoe. Right now there is only 6 miles of legal singletrack. If we get the proposed trails we stand to have 33 miles – almost 6 times what we have now!

Click here for the Dillon Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) from the Dillon Ranger Station in Silverthorne to determine where motorcycle riding is permitted. Only those routes on the MVUM are open to OHVs. Those routes are identified on the ground with a sign that indicates the route # and it will include “OPEN TO:” and a Motorcycle symbol. There are very few trails open to motorcycles in the Dillon Ranger District. These include the Straight Creek Trail (#51) and six trails in the Golden Horseshoe (east of Breckenridge).

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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