Sharing Knowledge Protects Our Sport
The popularity of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) has exploded in recent years! And with the increased number of trail users comes an increased number of people who don't yet know the Rules of the Trail. Please do your part by sharing these widely accepted recommendations with your family and friends so they can be informed, responsible members of the off-road community.
Rules of the Trail
Help us keep Black Hills trails open and safe for all users:
The mission of Ride with Respect is to encourage all riders to be respectful of the numerous trails we have the privilege to ride. By choosing to Ride With Respect you can help contribute to preserving the trails and the beautiful Black Hills surrounding them. The future of OHV access is in your hands!
This program was created as a collaborative effort by Black Hills Regional Multiple Use Coalition, Black Hills Resource Conservation & Development and the Off-Road Riders Association in cooperation with the Black Hills National Forest.
Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. Tread Lightly!’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife. The scope of our work includes both land and water, and is representative of nearly every form of outdoor recreation including, but not limited to hunting, recreational shooting, fishing, and boating. We also have a niche in promoting safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors.
We offer a myriad of programs, trainings, and educational material to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of treading lightly. Tread Lightly! is also a member-based organization. Without the help and support of our members, we would be unable to deliver award-winning programs and campaigns. Thank you!