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So this has been an interesting thread and the gent CT that has been the voice over the last few days seems to be the only one speaking up on behalf of the Fat Bike Group. Got to give him credit it has been a full time job over the last few days. BUT I wanted to get a feel for what others in the Fat Bike Sport were thinking as well......:c-n:

Fat bikes to be banned from WI snowmobile trails?- Mtbr.com
 

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RHINELANDER WI. Right now snowshoes, ATVs, and UTVs can't be used on snowmobile trails, because it could be dangerous to use them in those undesignated areas.

Fat tire bikes, however, aren't banned from snowmobile trails, but that could change.

Some people believe it isn't safe to allow bikes and snowmobiles on the same trails.

"It was thought of as a safety issue--a safety hazard--and, to a far lesser degree, could possibly cause damage [to the trails] under certain conditions, like when the snow is soft, if we had warmer temperatures, at or above freezing," says the Oneida County Forest Director John Bilogan.

Members of the Oneida County Snowmobile Council asked the forestry department to limit access to the trails.

"The fat tire bikes have become more and more popular, and they're best used on packed snow surfaces," says Bilogan. "So we have a lot of trails, of course, in Oneida County and our snowmobile clubs started to notice more and more of these bikes on their snowmobile trails."

The Oneida County Forestry Committee would need to approve any changes to the trail access policy

Then the Oneida County Board would need to vote on those changes.

Bilogan hasn't heard any negative feedback about the potential change so far.

"We haven't heard any negative reaction from the silent sport community that might use fat tire bikes," he said. "We did actually solicit some input from that group and that's fine with them. They apparently were going to exercise common sense and not be on those trails anyway."

The Enterprise trail south of Rhinelander now allows the bikes. :c-n:
Bingo!!
"We did actually solicit some input from that group and that's fine with them. They apparently were going to exercise common sense and not be on those trails anyway."
 

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At the request of the OP, due to the skew of this thread, that this now be a CLOSED thread.
 
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