BLM-Logo-12-1-16WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management, which is responsible for overseeing 245 million acres of the nation’s public lands, has issued its final ‘Planning 2.0’ rule that will update how the agency plans for land management in the West.

The most significant change is the establishment of three additional public input periods early in the planning process to increase transparency and allow for more robust public involvement. Sportsmen and women are hopeful that these changes will increase public satisfaction in the land-use planning process and eventual management of public lands.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

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To celebrates its history and the new branding image that melds both its music business and its engine and performance side, Yamaha held a press conference last week to kickoff its huge display at the LA Auto Show. We were given a preview of its new advertising campaign (“One Yamaha”) and given a closer look at the many aspects of the company (did you know they build golf carts?).

2016 SCORE Baja 1000

Rob MacCachren earns his third straight victory at the SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

The 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 completed this past weekend, with Rob MacCachren earning his third straight overall and Trophy Truck victory at the race. MacCachren partnered with Jason Voss to secure the victory on the 854.5-mile course that began and ended in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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To help highlight the very diverse lineup of products produced by both Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, (YMUS) and Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), the two brands partnered to show YMUS’s lineup of powersports products and vehicles along with YCA’s musical instruments to highlight one of “the most comprehensive and diverse displays of Yamaha products ever seen in one location” at this year’s 2016 LA Auto Show. The display is the visual representation of the brand’s new One Yamaha campaign.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — While deservedly grabbing the majority of the headlines will be the battle in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for 850-horsepower high-tech, unlimited production trucks, this week’s internationally-televised iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will also include everyman racers from across the U.S. and around the world along with nearly two dozen cross-over racers from other motorsports disciplines as well as business leaders and entertainers.

Season finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, this year’s competition will be a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding two open houses for the Santa Fe National Forest. See details below.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which will guide the management of all forest resources for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service has announced they will be hosting two more Open House dates this year with a variety of resource specialists available at each (see below).

Here is some additional clarification on this new type of opportunity to engage with the Santa Fe National Forest as part of Forest Plan Revision:

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Capturing three straight wins in any sport is a challenge, but to earn a three-peat in the motorsports world in the same race is nearly unheard of, especially in desert racing. In next week’s legendary 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, two former teammates will be looking to capture the proverbial three-peat by earning the overall victory in the toughest desert race in the world. After finishing second in 2013, winning the last two years of this iconic race as teammates were Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren and San Diego’s Andy McMillin.

This year both will be attempting to etch his name in indelible bronze next week with a third straight victory in the SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Race week festivities start next Wednesday with the green flag dropping next Friday morning.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — As a prelude to the iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 34 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A total of 26 of the 30 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race and eight of the 20 Trophy Truck Spec race trucks have confirmed participation in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes. The race, which will have an approximate 854-mile course, will traverse Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race and surrounding festivities of the final round of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 15-20.

Trials Motorcycle feature
We tend to feel that sometimes trials motorcycle riders don’t get a lot of respect.  Just because they don’t go fast or fly high doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly skilled motorcycle riders.  If you’re skeptical, just watch this guy dominate on a trials motorcycle.