Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBury, Richard L.
dc.creatorFillmore, Edgar Ray
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes some of the psychological and sociological ramifications of constructing motorcycle riding areas adjacent to fixed-site camgrounds. Discussed herein are rider and camper profiles, self- and camper-perceptions of riders, and preferences and satisfactions of campers and riders concerning the proximity and design of riding areas. Effects on the physical and biological environment are beyond the scope of this study. After the data are analyzed and presented, conclusions based on the findings are drawn and implications for land managers are discussed. The final section also contains suggestions for further research and investigation. The data were gathered during the summer of 1972 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) in western Kentucky and Tennessee. Characteristics and opinions of both riders and campers were investigated using questionnaires administered during a personal interview. Riders were interviewed at two of the three family campgrounds and at one lake access area. Campers were interviewed in all three family campgrounds at LBL. The results of the data analysis indicated that the average rider was male, between 20 and 26 years old, in a middle socio-economic bracket, lived 189 miles from the area where he was interviewed, and rode a Hondo 70. The average camper was between 40 and 45 years of age, in a middle socioeconomic bracket, a resident of Kentucky or Illinois, lived 301 miles from the campground, camped in a tent, and had never been to Land Between the Lakes before. Both riders and campers were favorably disposed toward an established motorcycle riding area adjacent to the campgrounds. Campers with motorcycles enjoyed the ready access to riding areas, and non-riding campers approved because areas reduced motorcycle riding on campground roads and trails..en
dc.format.extent113 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subject.classification1973 Dissertation F487
dc.titleMotorcycle riding areas adjacent to camping sites: Impacts on satisfactions of riders and nonridersen
dc.typeThesisen and Resources Developmenten A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This item and its contents are restricted. If this is your thesis or dissertation, you can make it open-access. This will allow all visitors to view the contents of the thesis.

Request Open Access