An OHV Training Center for ATV's and Dirtbikes is under construction and will be opening Spring, 2007. Click here for more information.
Priority: Establish a Knott County ATV Trail Club, click here for information.
Economic Impact Studies and Reports
Hatfield & McCoy
The Knott County ATV Trail will take advantage of the growing ownership of ATV's. Nationwide, sales jumped from 436,000 to 797,000 units during a five-year period from 1998 to 2002. Kentucky ranks in the top fifteen states in terms of ATV sales with annual sales of over 20,000 units.
The Knott County ATV Trail has the potential to generate substantial economic impacts.
In Wisconsin, 62% of ATV's travel send at least one night away from home on their outings, staying in motels, campgrounds, cabins and with friends.
In Minnesota, 51% of ATV outings lasted two or more days.
These ATV'ers spend money at motels, campgrounds, grocery stores, restaurants and general retail and service outlets.
The Knott County ATV trail has a large regional market to draw on.
In Minnesota, 28% of ATV outings involved a trip of 50 to 100 miles; 33% involved a trip of more than 100 miles
For Knott County, the population within 50 iles is 472,000; the population within 100 miles is 2.6 million.
A well-conceived trail system will be very attractive to ATV'ers.
A Knott County location offers excellent regional access.
The trail will respond to key user needs; variety of scenery, maps and signage, connections to other ATV trails and riding areas, well maintained trails, access to fuel and a variety of technical challenges.
Anecdotally, the popularity of the ATV trails in Harlan County and of the Hatfield McCoy Trail in nearby West Virginia demonstrates to the potential of a ATV trail in Knott County.
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