It is more than fair to say our quality of life here in Moab has been steadily eroded the last several years, in part because of these UTVs and the racket that comes with them. I realize that the UTVs are not going to go away, but do we need to turn our city streets and neighborhoods over to this event? Do we really need to turn Kane Creek Boulevard into a go-cart track? I think not. And this is not even mentioning what is going on out in the countryside.
We hear the same jobs and tourist dollar arguments, but doing without this one event will have no impact on the local economy. The restaurants and motels have no problem filling up. I don’t think it would be a bad thing at all to say no to some of these events, specifically this one, while we still have something resembling Moab left.