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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by chadcooper55 View Post
If you count up the money spent by guys on sleds compared to cyclists and skaters I guarantee the guys on sleds put less money into the local economy.
Really? They don't have $30 dollars per vehicle fees to maintain trails and road crossings. That adds up quick not counting what they buy in gas and other things when they are out. Also what is a little up setting is when the state Takes out of what was made by trail permit fees and builds a bike path and sleds cannot ride on it. Example... path between Charlevoix and Petoskey was partially funded by trail permit fees. Charge the bike riders taxes to build their own paths. They don't have to by permits or pay gas taxes. Snowmobiler's pay gas taxes, registration fees, and trail permits.
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