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Noise Reduction

The biggest community complaint about trail bikes is the noise they make.

Forget 'out of sight, out of mind' - for trail bikes it is 'out of earshot, out of mind'.

There is no doubt that if we could significantly reduce the sound output of the bikes and quads we ride we would be able to get access to more land to ride them on.

There is a range of solutions to reduce the impact of trail bike noise.  Better separation of trail bike trails and areas from other non-motorised uses is one way.  Re-routing trails away from property boundaries is another.  And rider education - ensuring that riders understand the impacts and know what they can do to minimise it is also an important element.

RTRA is committed to working with land managers, the industry and riders to tackle this issue.

Objectives:

To research, develop, implement and monitor strategies that can have a significant positive effect in lowering the conflicts created by the sound of trail bikes.

Status: Initiated

Activities:

  • Collate international data and best practice research
  • Promote an understanding of the issue and its impact on riding opportunities
  • Work with land managers on engineering solutions
  • Encourage riders to understand the issue and promote a responsible attitude towards noise minimisation
  • Publicise noise reduction efforts to the non-rider community


 

ALERTS
Less sound, more ground.