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By Dan Reed 

New rules aim to reduce noise from Soo Line trail

 

July 31, 2020

New rules passed by the Carlton County Board call for motorized ATVs and dirt bikes on the Soo Line trails to have a decibel range of no higher than 96 decibels.

Trail rider groups and local homeowners concerned about noise from disrespectful ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts who literally roar onto the access road of the Moose Lake Old Soo Line pit mostly approved of the ordinance passed unanimously by the Carlton County board on Monday. About 15 people came to give their input on the issue.

Eric Senarighi of the Carlton County Riders ATV club addressed the board, offering to pay for a portable decibel reader to check machines that have loud mufflers. Guidelines now call for motorized ATVs and dirt bikes to have a decibel range of no higher than 96 dec...



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