MRTA does not endorse or oppose any political candidates, donate or contribute to any political candidate's campaign, participate or engage in political fundraising events, distribute statements for or against particular political candidates, nor engage in any other activity that may constitute favoring or opposing a political candidate
MRTA is not Affiliated with any "clubs" or "organizations" that may have a similar name or likeness. WORKING together as one entity is what it takes to SAVE OUR TRAILS.No person will be discriminated upon. SAFETY is #1...Get Training in ATV use and Mountain Riding, SAFETY and Operation of an ATV. Persons of the negative nature are NOT permitted. ....All for ONE and ONE for ALL.
MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL TRAIL ADVOCACY
As MRTA ......it takes a strong passion to work so hard to Save YOUR Trails. These Trails belong to All of US. Yes.....the Forest Lands do belong to The People......Not the Government.
Spending time on the trails, out with nature, being with family and friends makes for happy trail users.
Things like this is what makes it all worth the hard work to keep YOUR Trails open for our Recreation. Many things are occurring while most people are sitting back thinking it is okay in our forest. Between Congress, The House of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and not to forget the Environmentalist who oppose our recreation, and of course the U.S. Forest Service, MRTA work is never done.
You will see things that say...."Join a Club"....."Support an Organization"....."Donate to the Cause"....."Help Save Our Trails"....these words are to get YOU to become a part of the Solution.
Many Trail Users think that "someone else" will do all of the work to Save Our Trails, this is true by a small part, but it takes YOU to make the difference by voicing your concerns to your elected officials.
When a Trail Rider spends thousands of dollars of their hard earned money to buy that certain Trail Machine and then travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get the their favorite Trail System to only discover that it is CLOSED than this can be very detrimental to say the least.
So when YOU are asked to Help Save the Trails.......Just ......Do...... It!
Read this history
The ATV's (all terrain vehicles) we know today had very humble beginnings in the mountainous farming regions of Japan. The muddy mountain roads became difficult for the farmers to travel during spring thaws and were almost impossible to drive over with conventional vehicles or big machinery.
The Japanese, always a culture to modify and tinker with something until they could improve it, created the three wheeled all terrain vehicle. This vehicle did wonders for helping the local farmers. The ATV's were less expensive than the larger farm vehicles and it proved to be an excellent little workhorse.
The Japanese didn't stop there, though. ATV manufacturers took it a step further and realized that they could market these ATV's to Americans. America had nothing like the ATV and the first ATV arrived on our shores in the early 1970's.
Honda was the forerunner of the All Terrain Vehicle, and had a proven track record with motorcycle sales in America, having introduced the Honda Cub to millions of Americans only a decade before. The successful marketing slogan "You meet the nicest people on a Honda" came at a time when bikers had a bad reputation and proved to people that the average Joe could enjoy motor sports as well.
By the 1970's, Honda had a reputation for building reliable, state of the art machines and their ATV was no different. This time the marketing scheme would be to show people how thrilling recreational all terrain vehicle riding could be.
Over thirty years ago the Honda US90 made its debut and was called the ATC90. Oddly enough, the initial intent of the ATVs may have started out at the opposite end of the spectrum from Japan's working class ATV, but in the end the results were the same.
After gaining popularity as a recreational vehicle, the All Terrain Vehicle soon became popular as a working vehicle as Americans began to realize exactly how versatile this little three-wheeled vehicle could be.
The all terrain vehicle proved to have several advantages for the working class man. First and foremost, the ATV was cheaper to operate than a tractor or pickup truck and during the gas crunch of the 70's that was a big plus. The ATV
was also easier to maneuver in tight spots and could travel over practically any type of terrain.
The only problem people found was the tires. The tires of earlier ATVs were low-pressure and while this worked fine on mud or sand, the tires punctured easily when going over sharper terrain, like a harvested field or sharp rocks. Overall, the All Terrain Vehicles did work that no other piece of heavy equipment could do. The original tires weren't repairable either.
In 1975 the hubless wheel design was replaced with steel hubs and a wheel lined with a tough fabric on the inside. More durable plastic fenders were added. This time they produced fenders in bright colors for better visibility out in the bush.
As the all terrain vehicle's popularity grew the Japanese engineers didn't stop their research and development. They had a good thing going and they were determined to make it better. Their engineers went into the field to see how the ATV's performed and started gathering data to help with the next round of modifications.
By the 1980's, All Terrain Vehicles had gone the same route as dirt bikes and motorcycles. The ATV's were being used as a utility vehicle and for racing. More and more people were buying ATV's for riding off road trails and competing in races similar to motocross events. By 1985 ATV usage had gone from only 30% in the 70's to the whopping 80%. In the 1988, Honda made another groundbreaking leap with the ATV's design, the introduced the FourTrax 300 and a second model called the FourTrax 300 4x4.
Up until this point the all terrain vehicle still had the three wheels, now Honda added an extra wheel and gave the ATV four wheel drives, which provided more stability and power. They also fitted the FourTrax with a four stroke single cylinder engine which was air cooled and gave it a five speed transmission, automatic clutch and a maintenance free drive shaft. Honda also thought to give the FourTrax an extra low gear for hauling particularly heavy objects as big as 850 lbs.
Today, All Terrain Vehicles are fully ingrained into our way of living. You can find ATVs on the dirt bike trails, on farms, on construction sites and a host of other places. Now countries all over the world are discovering the same thing Americans have; the ATV is a fun and efficient vehicle for handling a wide array of jobs in almost any environment.
Your Recreation, Your Land - Get Involved Part 1
By: John Stewart
Director, Environmental Affairs, United Four Wheel Drive Associations
Natural Resource Consultant, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs
It is happening in Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, California, Alaska, Montana, and every other state where federal land managers control public lands. Their actions are governed by management plans. Nationwide the Forest Service and BLM are in the midst of management plan updates.
You can make an important and unique contribution to the future of recreation opportunities on public lands. During the formal planning processes there are two opportunities when the federal land management agencies will seek the broadest possible public participation: during the initial "scoping" stages of a project and upon the release of a draft document. This guide will help you frame your issues and concerns into comments that will be most meaningful and influential during the planning process.
The primary goal of scoping is to identify issues and determine the range of alternatives to be addressed. During the scoping phase, the agencies provide an overview of the proposed project, including a description of the purpose and need for the project and a list of project goals. The public is asked to submit comments, concerns, and suggestions relating to these goals. The most useful scoping comments address the following:
Alternative approaches and ideas for accomplishing project goals The range of environmental and socioeconomic issues that need to be considered Other potential projects that might affect or be affected by the project Information that needs to be considered (such as related research) and why Information on how you use the area and how a project might affect that use Your concerns about conditions or activities in the area (related to the planning project) and suggestions for improvement
EA and EIS:
The two most common documents in the formal planning process are the environmental assessment (EA) and the environmental impact statement (EIS). Ideally, comments are most useful if they are specific and do the following:
Identify incomplete or incorrect information Describe why a particular alternative or element of the plan would or would not work Offer a new idea, or completely new alternative, that would accomplish the stated goals Point out discrepancies between legal mandates and proposals Highlight deficiencies in the analysis of environmental consequences Tell them how you use the area and how particular proposals in the planning document would affect that use
You do not have to wait for a formal planning process to submit comments. Land Management agencies are always interested in your thoughts and ideas relating to the areas they manage and appreciate receiving your general comments anytime.
They encourage comments that include:
Your concerns about conditions or activities in the area and suggestions for improvement How well you feel the agency is accomplishing its mission in the area The overall quality of your visit to the area is critical to the management and planning efforts.
Here are some ways you can stay involved:
Review draft plans, final plans, press releases, and plan updates on the agency's web site. Add your name to the agency's mailing list to receive the newsletters and other planning-related notices. Request printed copies of planning documents. Visit the area and talk with land management staff.
Remember, it is your recreation and your public land. Get involved and be part of the process, or........
SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY BY MEMBERSHIP OR DONATIONS
Get Involved: Part 2: The 5-Minute Activist
By: John Stewart
Director, Environmental Affairs, United Four Wheel Drive Associations
Natural Resource Consultant, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs
Organizations such as United, Cal4Wheel, CORVA, SDORC, ASA and others exist because people care about their outdoor recreation opportunities. In the beginning, these organizations formed for social reasons which soon became political reasons to maintain outdoor recreation opportunities. These organizations exist because of volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part the success and effectiveness of any organization.
Volunteers can be activists. More and more, members becoming activists for a few minutes a month are making a difference.
There are many ways you can become involved for as little as 5 minutes a month. Please take a few minutes to look over the following list of opportunities. Activism is you being active in protecting your rights. Activism starts with ACT.
5 Minutes a Month – "That's Easy"
Leave a copy of your club or association newsletter at work. Put a note about your club activities in the company newsletter. Call or send an e-mail to your elected official. Write a contribution check to a political action fund. On your next trail ride, stop and pick up a broken bottle or crushed can.
15 Minutes a Month – " Who can't do this one?"
Call new club members to welcome them and ask them to get involved. Write a "Dear Legislator" letter on a critical issue. Write a Letter to a public official to preserve recreation opportunities. Write a Letter to the Editor about recreation issues. Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it.
1-2 Hours a Month – " On the Advocating Trail Now"
Write several letters to representatives and editors. Get to know your local legislator. Become more active in your local club. Take membership applications and newsletters to libraries and stores. Attend a local Planning Board meeting. Attend a BLM or Forest Service Public Comment meeting.
3-5 Hours a Month – "Full fledge Advocator "
Join a campaign to clean up a campsite or trail. Participate in a club or association committee. Work with the political committee to elect recreation supportive candidates to office. Volunteer on a phone bank. Work at a community outreach booth on a weekend. Take a friend on a club or association outing.
For those who may not be aware.....it takes a team in order to make things work. A team can accomplish so much by joining ideas, A Team works together to resolve problems, A Team will get results!
As an Advocate of Saving Trails, I see and hear so many times of People assuming that "some one else will take care of things for them". Well, in a few cases, that may be true, but, Now is the time for YOU to Stand Up for your Recreational Rights
We can work together as A Team to get things done to Save Trails from Closure.
I spend a great deal of my time researching government sites, making Comments when needed, filing Appeals, helping clubs, helping develope New Clubs, consulting of trails, and so much more. Each one of us have our niches. Some are very good at the political level, some are very good at the private level. This is when YOU find out just where you would be best at.
Some Advocates work well with other people in the field while some may do better on the web with people. Those of us who Advocate find out soon enough where we work out for the best, and what gets done by our actions. We need to all work together for the same goal......SAVING OUR RECREATIONAL TRAILS. Help Save Our Trails
Education is the key.
There is so much information to help us Advocate for this cause that we can not fail. It just takes an hour of a person's time to obtain this information from other Advocates to make it easier to succeed at Winning to Save the Trails. By writing local representatives, Governors, Senators, and Congressman to inform them of our concerns of our Recreation in the forest. Then being added to the USDA/USFS information site to be informed of any Environmental Studies helps to stay connected with the current actions.
So please don't be bashful to Stand Up for YOUR Recreational Rights. No one is alone when it comes to this. Advocates welcome questions from those who wish to know what is really happening to our recreation in the forest to educate them and help fight to keep our rights to recreate in the forest.
I am more than happy to assist in any way I can.
Also check with local law Enforcement Office
REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF THE AMERICA GREAT OUTDOORS INITIATIVE
Thousands of people took part in the President's America Great Outdoors forum. They posted IDEAS and VOTEDTop Innovators for the ones they thought most important. I have been voted the "Top Innovator" for almost the entire duration of the America Great Outdoors Initiative. The results made it clear the public is tired of closures, something our government needs to hear now more than ever.
Out of the 40 Most Popular IDEAS, 20 of them or half are about more motorized recreation trails, less restrictions and other Ideas that embody the multiple use philosophy. You can see also see them at
(UPDATE-You can read many of the Ideas I posted at http://www.savethetrails.us/AGOForumComments.pdf
Sorry but the USDA removed all the webpages listed below on completion of the AGO comment period)
Here is an overview :
* The Third most popular Idea "Families and Friends actively together in the Great Outdoors" proposes to encourage all forms of recreational use on public lands including both motorized and non motorized recreation.
* The Fifth most popular Idea "Promote ALL forms of recreation" also proposes the same, but also recommends opening more trails to motorized use due to past inappropriate closures
* The Sixth most popular Idea "Preserve Multiple Use Lands Permanently and Prevent Concentrated Use" proposes to Preserve Multiple Use Lands Permanently
* While the AGO was apparently begun in order to justify additional National Monument, Wilderness and other restrictions based on leaked Department of the Interior documents.
None of the Forty Most Popular Ideas support more Monument or more Wilderness or more restrictions.
* In fact Half of the forty Most Popular Ideas are generally about more motorized recreation, more active forest management, less lawsuits, real alternative energy. For example Ideas include:
o Preserve OHV Recreation Use for Families
o Actively managing our forests to promote forest health
o Rural Communities Require Jobs, Recreation and Resource Harvesting
o Negative impacts of federal land use decisions that close public lands or restrict them
o Landscape Wide Planning Being Counterproductive, as is being currently proposed
o Private Property Owners Being Better Stewards than the government
o Overstocked Forests, non-aggressive management creates dead sticks
o Solar & Wind Energy are Supplemental Energy NOT Alternative Energy and that Nuclear Energy is true Alternative Energy
o Leave Forest Roads Open
o Stop Using our Taxes to Sue Ourselves (the need to reform the Equal Access Justice Act)
o Enhance OHV opportunities on Public Lands
o Preserve OHV use for future generations
o OHV & Mountain Biking are Most Popular Forms of Outdoor Recreation
o Quality Family OHV Time in the Forest
o Affordable Camping Vacations
The public input is further proof that we need fewer restrictions on our public lands, not more. That the public does not want more Wilderness areas or more Monuments, they want robust access to their public lands for all forms of recreation.
Now it is time for legislators to direct government land agencies towards greater multiple use including more multiple use trails, active management to promote forest health and fewer restrictions. Doing so will enhance and protect our environment by improving forest health, while at the same time help struggling rural economies by increasing tourism opportunities and providing robust recreation access to public lands.
Save The Trails
This information was sent by your friends at www.Save The Trails.us
USDA CHIEF TOM TIDWELL
In the spirit of continuing a collaborative approach beyond this rulemaking effort, Chief Tidwell has announced a Federal Advisory Committee will be formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters related to the implementation of the new planning rule.
In the coming months a request for nominations for Committee members will be published in the Federal Register. More information about the committee and how to seek nomination will be sent to subscribers to this listserv at that time.
The Forest Service intends to solicit membership on the Committee through an open and public process. It is our intent that all Committee activities will be conducted in an open, transparent manner and will be easily accessible. Members will be sought with diverse backgrounds, who represent the full range of public interests in management of the National Forest System lands and who represent geographically diverse locations and communities.
We anticipate that the Committee will provide valuable feedback in a continued spirit of collaboration on the adaptive management of National Forest System lands.
After receiving this in my email, I checked into this more on the USDA Forestry web site. Their at it again except this time........they think they are going to slide something by YOU and me.
RECREATION in Our Forest with an ATV or a Side x Side or what ever your choice may be should not be regulated by any government agency as long as YOU take care of YOUR Trails and follow the rules.
How hard can it be to Step Up and spend a little of your time just taking care of those trails that YOU enjoy so much? It's a No Brainer!!!! .................Just Do It.!!!!!
Whether you ride Trails locally around YOUR area or that YOU travel to other areas. Help Save YOUR Trails.....Keep them Clean and Safe by participating in Clean Up Days.....Join the Clubs that actually Do Save YOUR Trails and have a good Family orientation for Motorized Recreation in YOUR Forest. A Club that has Rides, has Camp outs, Family activity, and is able to obtain Donations to maintain those Trails.
Support a Trail Advocate.......those who Do Work to Save YOUR Trails.......the Trail that YOU Save just may be YOUR favorite trail.
Contact Environment and Public Works Committee Members: Urge Them to Act!
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP), arguably the most important government program ever created to benefit motorized recreation (as well as non-motorized recreation) faces a big hurdle in transportation reauthorization legislation! As you know the RTP funds the development and maintenance of thousands of miles of motorized trails, but without action the RTP may be eliminated.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer has proposed legislation that will threaten the very existence of RTP and has already passed it out of Committee. It is imperative that we make sure that Chairman Boxer and the other Members of the Environment and Public Works Committee understand how important RTP is to us and to urge them to protect dedicated funding for the RTP in a manager’s amendment before the bill moves forward.
Please click the Take Action link below to send an email to the Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee encouraging them to act!
The RTP was established as a provision of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and was subsequently reauthorized in 1998 and in 2005. The program embodies the user-pay, user-benefit philosophy by utilizing a portion of funds generated by motorized vehicle users who pay the gas tax on any fuel they purchase for use in their off-highway vehicles to fund trail building, maintenance and other trail-related projects. It should also be noted that the RTP requires that 30% of program funds must be dedicated to non-motorized uses with an additional 40% for mixed-use trails that may or may not include motorized uses.
Many various and diverse recreation interests strongly support the RTP as evidenced by a Coalition for Recreational Trails letter earlier this year to Congressional Leadership which included signatures from more than 400 international, national, state and local recreation organizations. Motorized, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling and an array of other recreation interests were represented on the letter. The broad support for the program is a testament to its success.
What is the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND is a charitable, community benefit organization created in 2011 to support off-highway vehicle enthusiasts directly, by supplementing the work of the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, and in other ways. RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND’s charitable mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles and to preserve their access to appropriate lands.
Why is the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND necessary?
Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts need and deserve more help to ensure they can safely and responsibly operate their OHVs and access riding areas. By combining the existing support of the powersports industry associations with contributions from businesses and individuals, the financial resources available to support OHV enthusiasts increase exponentially. With industry expertise available to manage the work of the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND on a charitable basis, 100% of contributions support riders. The breadth of the funding sources, the depth of expertise and the absence of overhead make the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND a one-of-a-kind resource for OHV enthusiasts.
What specifically will the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND do?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND initially will support riders through three programs:
* The Safety, Education and Training Support Program will provide funding or other resources for safety, education and training initiatives.
* The OHV Organization Support Program will provide funding or other resources to national, state and local OHV rider organizations for projects designed to promote OHV recreation and expand OHV riding opportunities.
* The Access Preservation Support Program will coordinate, manage and administer specific rider-funded, legal action to lessen the burdens of government in connection with their access to public lands.
Who supports the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND is supported in part by the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, which will provide partial funding for the OHV Organization Support Program and free staff and administrative resources for the organization. The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND also relies on generous contributions from individuals and business.
How can individuals and businesses contribute to the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND?
There are many ways to contribute. Businesses could do what the powersports industry associations already have done: establish a payroll deduction program so employees may make small donations every pay period. Businesses also could consider matching employee donations to double the impact. Click here to visit the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND donation portal. Donors may establish a recurring donation, or make a one time donation, through their credit card. And the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND gladly accepts donations via personal or business check.
Are contributions to the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND tax deductible?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND expects to be recognized as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and, as a result, donations generally should be tax deductible as charitable contributions. You should consult with your tax advisor, however.
May I direct my contribution to a particular purpose?
Although non-directed contributions provide flexibility to commit financial resources to address the highest priorities, donors may direct their contributions for use in general or specific safety, education and training initiatives or OHV organization initiatives. In addition, all contributions for specific rider-funded, legal action will be used solely for that purpose until the advocacy is concluded.
Who runs the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Board members from the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association. The industry associations’ professional staff execute the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND’s mission.
What types of initiatives will be assisted by the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND Safety, Education and Training Support Program?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will seek to invest resources in the best opportunities to advance OHV safety and will identify those opportunities both through grant requests and independently. An example could be training volunteer instructors to provide free ATV RiderCourses to youth riders.
What types of initiatives will be assisted by the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND OHV Organization Support Program?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will seek to invest resources in national, state and local OHV rider organizations to assist them in executing the best projects to promote OHV recreation and expand OHV riding opportunities. An example is the major support provided to the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).
Will the MIC/SVIA/ROHVA OHV Organization Support Program continue to exist?
Most of the funding dedicated to OHV organization support by the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association will be contributed to the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND and administered under the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND’s OHV Organization Support Program. The powersports industry associations will continue to maintain a small grant program for select OHV support initiatives outside the scope of the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND.
How will the Access Preservation Support Program work?
The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will help coordinate, manage and administer the activity of OHV organizations engaging in legal actions to lessen the burdens of government in connection with their access to public lands. As part of its charitable mission, free of charge to affected rider organizations, the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will assist in identifying high quality outside counsel to represent the organizations, work with the organizations and counsel to develop a plan and budget, administer dedicated rider funds to finance the advocacy, and assist the organizations in managing counsel and formulating strategy to defend or enhance their access.
Does RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND have any experience performing the services it intends to offer under the Access Preservation Support Program?
RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND and its Access Preservation Program are new, but the professionals serving the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND have extensive experience coordinating and managing legal action. Professional staff fulfilled a similar role in the successful litigation over travel management in the Lewis and Clark National Forest as well as the appeal that resulted in the over-turning of the “federal defendant” rule in the Ninth Circuit.
Does this mean that the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will be funding legal actions as well as lobbying on behalf of OHV organizations?
No. All legal activities supported by the Access Preservation Support Program will be rider-funded. Interested OHV organizations will need to raise funds, which will be held in escrow and administered by the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND, to pay for legal fees and expenses. The coordination, management and administration services provided by the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND, however, will be free of charge, as part of its charitable mission. In addition, the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND will not engage in lobbying of any kind.
Does this mean that industry – either through the RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND or through the powersports industry associations – will be engaging in access litigation more often?
No. The RIGHT RIDER ACCESS FUND does not intend to engage in litigation. The powersports industry associations will continue to limit direct involvement to the most critical, high-stakes land use legal matters impacting the whole industry and rider community.
Your donations to the RightRider can be designated to a specific area if you wish....just let them know.
MRTA. info Mission
* Providing off-highway vehicle educational work to maintain and increase riding areas.
* Increasing credibility of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts willing to stand up for our land access rights and responsibilities.
* Assist in sponsoring family oriented trail rides, fun events and socially acceptable activities.
* Spreading the mission and goals of the Cause to many other enthusiasts.
* Conducting educational workshops and providing promotional messages to the general public and off-highway vehicle community alike.
* Planning for the future of OHV needs by being proactive, advocating and visible.
* Promote a positive image
* Supporting Local clubs and educating members on sustainability of trails
* Enhancing and improving the OHV image through public relations & outreach.
* Joining and working with other organizations that improve our OHV position in the larger community and by expanded riding area opportunities.
* Promoting the positive OHV youth and family benefits that our sport provides society.
* Obtaining Legal Council , through donations, to help Stop Unnecessary, Unjustified, illegal closures of trails and access
* Administration actions researching opposing groups to be on top of the proposed actions against our recreation
* Touring OHV and ATV Events to educate The People about Saving Our Recreation
Through MRTA, the focus is on strengthening the ability of individuals, and off-highway vehicle groups at the most local level. The mission is to assist new OHV groups, and support existing clubs that believe in The Cause of Saving Trails for Future Generations. To continually establish and maintain a communications network among OHV enthusiasts and advocates of this sport and recreation.
Recreational Trails Program is Saved!!!
( Or is it? Some what.....there is still a lot of work to be done)
The Congress finally completed its work reauthorizing our nation's transportation programs. As a part of that package, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) was retained. From the very beginning, it has been a hard fought fight. This is a HUGE victory and the motorized recreation community played a major role ensuring this success..