A one and a half mile motocross track that was proposed for about two acres of meadowland at the Dubois County 4-H fairgrounds is no longer being sought by the Dubois County 4-H Council.
The move has apparently been made after Outlaw MX and the council received a considerable amount of opposition by owners of adjacent properties who strongly voiced concerns about the location of the track as well as potential impacts on the future of the park.
In a released statement to local media this morning, the council says due to negative and unsettling comments from the residents of Buechler Countrywood Estates, the abundance of misinformation recently posted on social media, and the unwillingness to compromise, a decision has been made not to pursue the Motocross track venture at this time.
The statement continued by saying they regret having to make the decision. They apologized to the youth in the community whom would have benefited from this opportunity. The Dubois County 4-H Council will continue to seek additional ventures to be held at the fairgrounds as they say this proves invaluable to the council in their ability to provide additional funding and expansion of the 4-H program.
Outlaw MX of Vincennes had plans of having motocross practices and races at the track once a month as part of a rotation with races the company hosts in Bicknell.
Neighbors living near the fairgrounds were not supportive of the idea. Many did not care for the location for the track.
Some of the concerns included noise from the races, standing water at the track, extra emissions coming from bikes using the facility, safety with the additional traffic that could come into the subdivision, and the possible decrease in valuation of their properties.