this is the biggest reason to have an atv/utv club. they do the fund raising, have the president (or other members) that runs to these meetings, and can have the loudest voice. things clubs can do in areas like this to help curb the noise rather than close the trail is to set signs up reducing speed in specific areas which reduces motor noise, planting more shrubs along the trails to try curb noise, and most important has meetings that all people can attend that is local and at a decent time. yea speed limit signs suck but its better than seeing a trail closed sign.
lots of shady tactics are taken when trying to eliminate something people call a nuisance. clubs have been around this a lot and are better suited to deal with stuff like that. if you have one to several members of a club go to a meeting they can stand up and have the voice of hundreds of members and the government must treat that as if hundreds are speaking.
we all want to get along but some just want to watch the world burn. even government workers can tell quickly who those people are but if nobody has anything to say in opposition to that one idiot they can only listen to the fire and brimstone that person says and make that rule.
here is an example of what i was told by a friend about trail clubs (quoted).
my family has a snowmobile trail going across their land which they do want there but had recently thought of having it moved off their land, mostly because of those idiot off trail riders. the trail members have talked with my family and said they will do more than just monitor the issue and its gotten much better the last few years so they said they are not thinking of having it moved anymore.
in all honesty i have tried to gather information and check how much interest there would be in my area about having a atv club. lots of riders are interested but the farmers instantly condemn it and start off on a rant. they know how much pull a club can muster so they would rather try stop it before it starts.
that blood boiling part is a good thing to have, most of us get that. it shows the passion you have for the sport. control it and put it to positive use in a club. a little motivation goes a long way but passion can re-open a trail