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Forest Service Responds To Traps Set Along Western States Trails

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U.S. Forest Service responds to concerns about dangerous spikes along Western states trails The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The spiked strips, which resemble heavy […]

Congress Passes OHV Riding Protections

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Off-road riding protections and limits on sage grouse rules included in two bills passed by Congress The National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 and the so-called CRomnibus spending bill, passed by both chambers of Congress last week, include provisions beneficial to riders of off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, but some new Wilderness designations that may […]

AMA Teams With Wayne National Forest To Produce ‘Don’t Ruin The Ride’ Off-Road Videos

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The American Motorcyclist Association and the U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest have jointly produced two YouTube videos promoting safe and responsible off-road motorcycling, as well as enjoyment of ATVs and other off-highway vehicles. The videos encourage riders to stay on designated trails, offer courtesy to other trail users, obtain all the required OHV permits, […]

Let’s Ride! 2014 California Red Sticker Riding Season Opens Statewide

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Yesterday was a good day for many dirt bike enthusiasts as the remaining swath of Off Highway Vehicle Areas (OHVA) in California opened up for dirt bikes and other vehicles marked with red stickers. The red and green sticker program was established by the California Air Resources Board and the California Department of Motor Vehicles […]

Help ASA Remove Glamis Closure Stakes

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The Day Has Come – Your Help Is Needed To Help Remove The Closure Stakes! The American Sand Association (aSa) is working on a volunteer effort, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, to start the process of removing the closure stakes in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. More specifically, the small central […]

Epic Decision Portends New Balance For Re-Opening Dunes In Glamis

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Recreational visitors observing a fine flaky substance this morning at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) will be pleased to hear it is not snow but judicial manna. Barely a month following argument, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. Northern District Court of California yesterday issued a long-awaited decision on the 2013 […]

BLM Re-Opens Clear Creek Management Area To Vehicles

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BLM Re-Opens 31,000 Acres Of Clear Creek Management Area For Restricted Use; Keeps 5,070 Acres Closed The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced the reopening of the 31,000-acre Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern in California’s San Benito and Fresno counties to limited street-licensed vehicle use – such as adventure touring motorcycles, the American […]

Johnson Valley Protection Effort Clears Major Hurdle

Johnson Valley Protection Effort Clears Major Hurdle

Effort To Protect California’s Johnson Valley Riding Area Clears Major Hurdle The National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language to create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California to protect it from a military takeover, has cleared the U.S. House, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On June 14, the House approved the […]

Glamis Permit Fee Increase Proposed By Bureau Of Land Management

Glamis Permit Fee Increase Proposed By Bureau Of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to increase the usage fees, starting October 1st, at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in order to close an $1.5 million budget gap. The popular off-highway vehicle area, commonly known as Glamis, is located in California on the border of Mexico and Arizona. According to the The […]

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Bill To Protect California’s Johnson Valley From Takeover Advances In U.S. House A bill to block a U.S. Marine Corps takeover of California’s Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle recreation area was approved by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bill, H.R. 1676, introduced by Rep. Paul […]