If this was about democracy then the majority would rule. It is funny that you claim to not be anit-bike but then go on to make statements like "overrun, overrule and trample".
By the way there are lots of state parks with legal single track trails. There are even legal singletrack trails on the mountain and PRNS if you know where to look. Have you ever heard of China Camp? Lots of legal single track there. It is only the MMWD that keeps these antiquated rules that were a knee jerk reaction the scare tactics of the likes of Terri and Mike Vandeman.
Trail riding is much safer than riding fire roads. The width of the trails do not allow the unsafe speeds like fireroads do.
Much safer? Really, single track riding. Clearly you have never been running up the Yolanda trail and met a mountain biker peeling down the far side.
Yes I have heard of China Camp you turkey. Who do you think built the trails? Me and my crew when I was in the Youth Conservation Corps.
I do not think it is a knee jerk reaction. Sorry, people are jerks and a few spoil it for the rest. Why do you think safe and sane fireworks are now illegal. 1000.00 fine for sparklers? Really?
Oh and what about the illegal trails? Even in places where single track riding is legal, mountain bikers are putting in illegal jumps, tearing up the terrain and adding more trails. I remember one guy saying "more trails deeper into the woods so I can go more places"..Really? Seriously? Haven't we all screwed up the environment enough?
Spare me the "poor mountain bikers" issue or we are the majority so we win. Doh! What a bunch of stupidness. Come back when you can be more meaningful.