Dirt bikers enter debate

"If you look at what the same age group of kids in Schenectady spend on drugs when you spend $8,000 on a motorcycle you are making a commitment to do something that you want to do rather than just going out every night and doing drugs," said Della Villa. "They don't drink beer when they are riding they get pizza and soda, so it is a healthy environment for the young people in the town."

Most of the riding is on weekends, said Dell Villa, and will not ride past 7 p.m. at night and don't start up on weekends before 10 or 11 a.m.

For the most part, the usage of the track has spread by word of mouth, because his son Jessie used it with his group of friends.

"At first it was just his core friends of 4 to 5 people, but then other residents came to me in the town and said, 'look it, I got a kid that ride " can he come?' and I said yeah," said Della Villa.

He said one parent told him they were "so glad their kid comes there" because if he gets their child got hurt at least there would be people around to help them out.""

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