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'White Knuckle' splits in two amid controversy

7:21 PM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Huntsville) Memorial Day weekend is a time of the year many ATV riders look forward to. Hundreds of riders have arrived to Scott County for the annual 'White Knuckle' ATV festival.

Nicole Roshon of Loveland, Ohio said, "This is our third time down here. We come down here because of the variety of trails and mostly every place we go it's not necessarily about the trails and the riding so much as it is about the people and how we're treated when we go to different trail systems."

But this year is a little different. The two groups which once worked together to organize 'White Knuckle', Brimstone Recreation and Trails End Campground, are in dispute over some of the land used for the event.

Brimstone Recreation has filed a temporary restraining order against the owners of Trails End Campground. As a result of the dispute, Trails End Campground has created its own event called 'Full Throttle', which is also taking place Memorial Day weekend.

ATV riders say they've been hearing about the rocky road between the two companies and believe it's only going to hurt the City of Huntsville.

Greg Roshon of Loveland, Ohio said, "A lot of people who were supposed to come with us decided not to because they were like, 'I don't want to fool with all of what's going on down there'. They didn't really care who's right or who's wrong; they just don't want to be in the middle of it. In my opinion, both places lose."

Nicole Roshon said, "Just everybody get along and make it a happy place again."

Brimstone Recreation nor Trails End Campground is commenting about the dispute because the case is pending. However, a Brimstone employee said this year's 'White Knuckle' is the largest the company has ever hosted.

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