I do not understand what the issue is. They going to close it for motorized vehicles, that is fine. Nobody does have any money to maintain it, so the closure is the best they can do. Again, they do not have money to cope with slides, washouts, and general maintenance, let alone those farmers. If they would not have closed it your children won't see the difference between railroad and rutted trail.
And it's not like they close the trail to everybody but gays or transvestites. No, every white heterosexual man is still welcome, just change the mode of transportation.