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There is a Senate Bill in Oregon to take riding away from kids

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- If it passes in Oregon, it can start passing everywhere, pass the word)

The below says - In Oregon, they are try'n to stop 12 and under years of age from riding ATV's...

It doesn't effect only Oregonians, This affects ANYONE who rides the Oregon Dunes. Think about the impact this will have if it goes through. Many people will not come on vacation here, the entire state will lose revenue.

It should be that all children go through an ATV safety course and

be educated, not striped of the ability to join the family on a sport

they have enjoyed for Years.

Please take the time to write these senator's if you have children that ride.

Senators ALAN C. BATES of Ashland ([email protected] ) and RICHARD DEVLIN of Tualitin ([email protected] ) sponsored Senate Bill 49 which was introduced to the Senate this week. This Bill prohibits operation of all-terrain vehicles by persons less than 12 years of age. It restricts operation of all-terrain vehicles by persons 12 to 15 years of age based on vehicle engine displacement. It prohibits sellers of all-terrain vehicles from knowingly selling all-terrain vehicles for use by persons less than 12 years of age or for use by persons 12 to 15 years of age in violation of engine displacement limitations. It punishes by fine of $90.

It also directs State Parks and Recreation Department to produce and provide safety information to retailers. It also directs retailers of all-terrain vehicles to distribute safety information to buyers of all terrain vehicles.

What does everybody think about this bill! This is so upsetting.....My son wants to learn how to race and he wont be able to if this passes!:mad:

MY SON DESHAIN

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Contact info for Senator Alan Bates of Ashland

Sen. Alan C. Bates (D)

District: 003

900 Court Street NE

Suite S-305

Salem OR, 97301

Phone: (503) 986-1703

Fax: (503) 986-1080

Email: [email protected]

State Representative

Contact info for Senator Richard Devlin

Sen. Richard Devlin (D)

District: 019

900 Court Street NE

Suite S-316

Salem OR, 97301-4073

Phone: (503) 986-1719

Fax: (503) 986-1987

Email: [email protected]

State Representative

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I think it stinks too, my son is 8 and has been riding a few years now, my 3.5 year old is ready to start riding soon, they would both be very disappointed if they couldn't go out with us. We'd probably sell our quads, what fun is it to have them if the whole family can't ride together?

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This is not a good thing and if passed could carry over to other states. I agree that a rider safety course should be given, also the limit of allowable cc/size of engine should be in place per age (if they want to start restrictions), but ultimately the decision should be up to the parents.

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The CC limit is already in place...Has been for yrs....I agree that everyone should do their part to keep the Sport alive Via Kids....But Come on.... This SHIT is Virtually somewhere All the Time, Not just Oregon....It wont Happen...

Plus,,,Not to Bash on the Newbie for Posting:D But....I see it everywhere I go,,,,1 post Wonders posting all the Bad ATV Bills and Threatening Closures..It will be something else next Post....:eek::cool:

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Well as for the newbie! I was still pissed that they could even put a proposed Ballot Measure on the table for that reason.... And who is to say that it wont pass! Do you think that maybe the reason it hasn't passed somewhere else is because of people like me that tries to bring attention to what is going on and get petitions out there to have signed!:( But thank you for everybody who left a opinion on this matter :D

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I hope this doesn't pass. They have been trying legislation for a good while though.

It is ashamed that you must fight for activities that you love to do.

Yes the CC limit is in place but I wish that the ATV companys would do a better job in sizing the youth quads. I have a son that is 12 now but has been riding for about 3 years. His first quad was a Honda 70 which was technically to many CCs for his age at the time. He quickly out grew this quad. I bought him a Polaris Predator 90 which was CC wise to much for him until this past Oct. But physical size wise is perfect and the 90cc is not to much for him to handle. Now he is suppose to stay at 90cc until he reaches 16 years of age. There is no way he will be able to comfortably ride that Predator 90 till that age. The next size CC wise is probably a 200 or 250 "Brand name companies". That is a big jump.

Sorry for the long rant.

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I hear you, Scott! my son is 8 and almost too tall to ride the 50 cc Kawasaki he has been on for about 4 years now comforatably...seems like it is as dangerous to have too much kid on too little bike, on hills especially! we will be looking for a 90 soon for him~ at least we don't ride in "parks" very often where age/size restrictions are enforced.

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Well as for the newbie! I was still pissed that they could even put a proposed Ballot Measure on the table for that reason.... And who is to say that it wont pass! Do you think that maybe the reason it hasn't passed somewhere else is because of people like me that tries to bring attention to what is going on and get petitions out there to have signed!:( But thank you for everybody who left a opinion on this matter :D

Like I said ,,,,I wasnt tryin to bash ya....Getting the Word out is fine...I was only commenting on the First Post being a Petition Thread...I see it all the time...First posters Post this stuff and leave...Never to comment again...I guess you broke the Chain...

Have you Written the Senators????

Do you live in Oregon???

If you do....Check the Rampage Ride Thread....I would be great to see you and your Family there...:D

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I hear you, Scott! my son is 8 and almost too tall to ride the 50 cc Kawasaki he has been on for about 4 years now comforatably...seems like it is as dangerous to have too much kid on too little bike, on hills especially! we will be looking for a 90 soon for him~ at least we don't ride in "parks" very often where age/size restrictions are enforced.

I have never Been anywhere Riding where they were enforcing the AGE LAW...Garrett got his first 50cc Quad when he was 3...At 5 he Was "Out Riding it"..So now he is Still 5 and Rides a TRX90...My oldest Son is Riding a 250 and he is 11...However,,,Every kid is Different in their Skills and Maturity...My Rule is give them a CC that they feel Comfortable and Adequate on...

Garrett....Race Ready:D

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Like I said ,,,,I wasnt tryin to bash ya....Getting the Word out is fine...I was only commenting on the First Post being a Petition Thread...I see it all the time...First posters Post this stuff and leave...Never to comment again...I guess you broke the Chain...

Have you Written the Senators????

Do you live in Oregon???

If you do....Check the Rampage Ride Thread....I would be great to see you and your Family there...:D

I am a big believer that it should be the parents choice all kids maturity is different and the level for witch they learn is also different...They may not enforcing the law, But to me it's just the idea of someone trying to take something away from my family that we love some much, is bull! I'm sure most of you agree with the every day stress of life we all need something to look forward to on the weekend, to keep us going.....with us it's riding! I'm glad I became a member with Quad Crazy everybody here as been great ...Thank you...... I have wrote the Senators and a few of my friend also have...and we all got back a pre printed letter that was the same exact letter! (a brush off!!) I do live in Medford Oregon And almost every other person here seems to own a quad...lol we love to ride .... are town is just so small...it helps keep are kids out of trouble LOL

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I have never Been anywhere Riding where they were enforcing the AGE LAW...Garrett got his first 50cc Quad when he was 3...At 5 he Was "Out Riding it"..So now he is Still 5 and Rides a TRX90...My oldest Son is Riding a 250 and he is 11...However,,,Every kid is Different in their Skills and Maturity...My Rule is give them a CC that they feel Comfortable and Adequate on...

Garrett....Race Ready:D

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That picture is great ... he's a cutie! My son's first trip to the dunes was on a 80cc and I think that a 50 would have been best for him to learn on! Thats great that your son is on a 90! Do you get nerves watching him ride still? My husband tells me all the time to stop hovering over are son...lol

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I'm glad I became a member with Quad Crazy everybody here as been great ...Thank you...... I do live in Medford Oregon And almost every other person here seems to own a quad...lol we love to ride ....

I come through your Town Twice and Sometimes 3 Times a yr to go to Spinreel or Florence at Driftwood....If you want to go to one of the biggest Group Rides of the YR you need to check this thread out at My Home Web Site...

http://www.3wheeler.org/vb/showthread.php?t=26149

We usually take up half the campground:D

We ride with the Sandwizards up there.... www.sandwizards.com and our site is

www.3wheeler.org Come on over and visit us....I have the same user name everywhere:D

Oh and Dont Worry,,,,Its a Familiy Event...Bring the kids and have fun...

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