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Old Yesterday, 03:20 PM   #1
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Yosemite Fee Increase - Discriminates against Motorcycles

Motorcyclists singled out at Yosemite


On Oct. 20, the Yosemite National Park proposed a new fee structure for park entrance that would place a disproportionate and unfair financial burden on visiting motorcyclists.

Under the proposal, fees for passenger motor vehicles would increase 50 percent from $20 to $30. Additionally, the entrance fee for hikers, bikers and horseback riders would also increase 50 percent from $10 to$15. But, the entrance fee for motorcyclists would increase 150 percent, from $10 to $25.

Click here, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and click the red submit button to send comments to the NPS asking them not to raise entrance fees for motorcyclists at a faster rate than other visitors.

You can view the NPS’ media release about the fee increase here.

The AMA believes singling out motorcyclists for a disproportionate entrance fee increase is unfair and discriminatory. Instead, we believe that, if the NPS plans to raise entrance fees, the increase for motorcyclists should be no more than 50 percent – in line with the other fee increases.

The American Motorcyclist Association has submitted comments to Yosemite, which you can view herehttp://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...lationOld.aspx

The public is also invited to an open house in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium, located behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, on Wednesday, November 12, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Once again, please let the NPS know that you do not support the proposed fee increase for motorcyclists by clicking here, filling in the form at the bottom of the page and clicking the “submit” button.http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...lationOld.aspx
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM   #2
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I signed it,if anything bikes should be less to get in.
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Old Yesterday, 08:24 PM   #3
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I signed it,if anything bikes should be less to get in.
+1 and it only took me 2 minutes.


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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM   #4
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What about when you buy an annual inter agency pass?
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 PM   #5
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Clearly the NPS' motive is to try to discourage motorcyclists from visiting the park by instituting an unfair fee structure.

I suspect the parks management has received more than one complaint from Joe Public about the noise of "those damned motorcycles" with their loud exhaust pipes thundering off the canyon walls and ruining the serene calm of the Yosemite Valley experience. After all, all motorcycles are the same, right?

I'm sure they'd like to ban motorcycles from the Valley all together, but can you imagine the outcry they'd get from the attorneys and accountants by week-day, rebels-without-a-clue by weekend.
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 PM   #7
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Quit whining and just go to REI and get the annual interagency pass. I see nothing wrong with the fee increase. I have never had any problem riding my Motorcycles through there. My annual pass gets me into any national park, offroad area, and forests in the country. Well worth 80 bucks. Even at 200 bucks it's a bargain as much as I go to these "entry fee" areas.

http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/annual.shtml



It's the squids on the loud ass POS Harley's that are acting like idiots. Blipping the throttle through the valley makes no friends.
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I can understand the shock I. The higher prices, but you know this park, Yosemite, generates lots of money that the Park Service can use for other less famous parks. The money is really money well spent, in my opinion anyway. Like others have said get the annual muti park pass and enjoy our National Parks, be thankful we still have these places to ride!
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Will they still let multiple bikes in for the fee? As I recall, the current fee lets either 2 or 4 bikes in as long as you enter together.
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Old Today, 07:32 AM   #10
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I suspect the parks management has received more than one complaint from Joe Public about the noise of "those damned motorcycles" with their loud exhaust pipes thundering off the canyon walls and ruining the serene calm of the Yosemite Valley experience. After all, all motorcycles are the same, right?
This. My bikes are quiet as sewing machines, but to the general public we're all the same.
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Who cares if anyone thinks it is a bargain at even $1,000? Is the fee increase discriminatory against motorcyclists? Seems so to me.

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Just sent an e mail to the park service regarding my thoughts.
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I suspect the parks management has received more than one complaint from Joe Public about the noise of "those damned motorcycles" with their loud exhaust pipes thundering off the canyon walls and ruining the serene calm of the Yosemite Valley experience. After all, all motorcycles are the same,right!.
This is FACT for the reason for NOT being able to ride 17 mile drive @ pebble beach. LOUD phucking straight pipes on harleys. It's phunny, we have sound restrictions in the middle of bum phuck egypt for dirt bike races, but ZERO enforcement on our city streets for noise from straight pipe bikes Sorry for the rant

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Who cares if anyone thinks it is a bargain at even $1,000? Is the fee increase discriminatory against motorcyclists? Seems so to me.

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e mail sent and I'm a hour from the park and have a pass.. But this is a discriminatory action that will eventually spread to all parks and more
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