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dc.contributor.authorGaastra, Ross D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-05T01:44:19Z
dc.date.available2011-05-05T01:44:19Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3503
dc.description.abstractAll terrain cycling involves riding a muscle driven, lightweight, quiet, stable and yet easily manoeuvred bicycle over tracks or surfaces beyond the sealed roads. Such a recreational activity is beginning to catch on all around New Zealand. The demand for off-road cycling in New Zealand is at present relatively low, but is increasing all the time. In the United States, mountain bicycling or all terrain cycling is a popular recreational pastime. It is expected that New Zealand will follow the North American trend of all terrain bike enthusiasm. All terrain cycling brings with it some important connotations. All terrain bicycles could cause controversy when ridden in areas traditionally limited to foot users only. There is concern about the safety of trampers on tracks also used by all terrain cyclists. Some recreationists claim that all terrain bikes will destroy the wilderness experience in isolated areas. What of the environmental considerations? All terrain cycling in ecologically sensitive areas could cause excessive erosion and destroy flora and fauna. All terrain cyclists are concerned about the misunderstanding of the capabilities of the bicycle. Off-road cycling is more enjoyable in areas not so muddy, rough or steep, thus insuring that more controversial areas are left to foot use only. The New Zealand Forest Service and the Department of Lands and Survey realize the potential for all terrain cycling. Policies and guidelines are being formulated to provide for all terrain cycling in areas best suited for such use. The new Department of Conservation will benefit from guidelines formed before kick off. New Zealand's vast network of secondary unsealed roads, trails and unbridged rivers provide ample opportunity for all terrain cycling development.en
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dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectmountain-bikingen
dc.subjectall terrain cyclingen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectuser-group conflictsen
dc.subjectenvironmental impacten
dc.subjectrecreation developmenten
dc.titleA preliminary investigation of the potential for all terrain cycling in New Zealanden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDiplomaen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma in Parks and Recreation Managementen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen


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