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Off-Road Riding Areas Could Spark Economic Development Activity

February 20th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners hope that interested private developers can spark some economic development activity by way of a series of legal off-road riding areas for use by all-terrain and other vehicles. Commissioner Bill Valentine discussed the talks that have been ongoing in recent months, saying that the key to any trail system would be cooperation between the state and developers involving liability issues and the use of reclaimed strip mine lands. The closure of trails in the Green Ridge State Forest back in 2011 is estimated to have had a negative impact on the county’s economy by more than a million in lost revenues created from spending by those using the trails…

One Response to “Off-Road Riding Areas Could Spark Economic Development Activity”

  1. February 20, 2013 at 10:39 am, cheryl sioma said:

    I think it is a good idea. my family (10 of us) now go out of town to ride our 4-wheelers. we pay $10.00 a person, and sigh a waiver to be able to ride.. we do this about 4 times a year and know many others who do it also. we know of people from Baltimore and Pittsburg who come up there to ride. as it is now, there is absolutely nothing to attract people to the area. there is nothing to do unless you like art. so I hope you get this off and running.


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