Minimal Impact Riding Program
Funding has been received by the RTRA from the Environmental Community Grants to develop a “Minimal Impact Riding Program” to alert and educate riders to the impact of our riding and how we can adopt behaviours to minimise that impact. The objective being to reduce the impacts of trail bike riding on the environment, thereby assisting with the sustainability of our riding activity.
Specific objectives are:
1. To demonstrate correlations between specific environmental impacts and specific riding behaviours.
2. To gain a greater understanding of rider perceived barriers and benefits to engaging in desired behaviours.
3. To develop tools to reduce the barriers and increase the benefits of adopting minimal impact riding behaviours
4. To develop a measurable program that converts good intentions into actual behavior.
The project is intended to run for the 2010/2011 financial year
- August 7: funding received
- October 11: workshop with rider reference group
- July 2: workshop with rider reference group to review 'barriers and benefits'
Rider Reference Group:
We are currently recruiting riders for the "Rider Reference Group" to provide rider input by identifying ways that rider behaviours can be changed to minimise impacts and then review strategies, campaigns and materials as they are developed.
This will be via two workshops likely to be in mid-September and late October. We are looking for 8-10 people who have an interest in riding styles and technique with an objective to riding with less environmental impacts.
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