BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Coconino National Forest is considering changes to which roads, trails, and areas are open to motor vehicle use on the Forest and would like your input. In September 2011, the Coconino National Forest completed analysis of motorized use designations required by the Travel Management Rule and has since made available a Motor Vehicle Use Map to show designated routes and areas open to motor vehicle use. Since this decision, the Forest has received helpful feedback to modify road, trail and area designations to better support a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable motorized roads system. To make these designation changes, the Forest is initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning process to request your feedback on the proposed motor vehicle use designation changes.

For those who love to get their hands dirty, Muck Daddy offers a new way to get them clean again. Created by renewable products developer Amyris, Muck Daddy says its hand cleaners are unlike anything previously available. Rather than using standard petroleum-based ingredients to tackle tough industrial messes, they contain a brand-new solvent that tears through the toughest grease and grime without tearing up your hands.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Continuing to expand the scope, reach and exposure value of its brand, races and racers, SCORE International’s Roger Norman announced today that SCORE has entered into an agreement with Carbon Media Group to launch the new SCORE International Off-Road Racing Network on CarbonTV. Content to be included on the premier online video destination include all telecasts of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship as well as all of SCORE’s online web series available 24/7 and at no cost.

“SCORE continues to move onward and upward and this relationship with CarbonTV will showcase the SCORE World Desert Championship and the world’s best desert racers to an ever-expanding global audience to the most exciting, most dynamic, most colorful and most challenging form of motorsports in the world,” commented Norman in confirming the launch of the new SCORE network.

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) works to elect federal candidates who will support legislation and policy promoting and protecting responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public and private lands.  TPAC is proud to announce its official endorsement and support for Joe Heck running for election to the U.S. Senate in Nevada.

Over the past summer, after receiving suggestions from OHV users, the Forest Service in Lake Tahoe began a dialogue with local agencies, interest groups and individuals about the quality of OHV experiences and how to maintain our OHV trails within the Tahoe Basin. Improving OHV signing, parking for trailers and involving the OHV community in the planning, management and maintenance of trails were top priorities identified as a result of the dialogue.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note on the extended comment period for the BSSG. See the details below on how you can comment.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period 30 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend the Carson City District Office Consolidated Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the Tonopah Field Office RMP based on the analysis in this EIS. Public comments will now be accepted through January 15, 2016.

– After only two years, RMFantasySX has exploded in popularity. 2016 will be even bigger, with two significant additions. This year’s grand prize will be an all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, taking the prizes to an unprecedented level. Also, the scoring system has been improved. Like last year, users who predict the top five riders (along with a wildcard) will be awarded points for each pick they correctly predict. For the 2016 season, however, five points will also be awarded for each picked rider who finishes in the top five but not in the exact position chosen. This rewards users who accurately predict top five finishes, even if they do not predict the exact order.

Editor’s Note: The Trail Political Action Committee has offered its suggestion for voting for Ron Johnson to support off-road access. See their complete letter below.

Dear Trail Voter,

The Trail PAC (Trail Political Action Committee) works to elect federal candidates who will support legislation and policy promoting and protecting responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public and private lands.   Trail PAC is proud to announce its official endorsement and support for Ron Johnson running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.

Jay Vanderloop, a powersports dealer and outdoor recreationist, states, “Senator Ron Johnson understands how the anti-access regulatory agenda of federal agencies can impact OHV-based businesses and user groups.  Senator Johnson has worked hard to support the common sense regulatory reform in the ROV In-Depth Examination Act, S1040.”

S1040, more commonly known as the RIDE Act, would require the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to postpone proposed mandates for off-road, side-by-side vehicles (ROVs) until those proposals have been studied and evaluated by government scientific organizations.  That legislation followed the CPSC’s rejection of a bipartisan Senate request that the CPSC work cooperatively with the ROV industry and other stakeholders.

Senator Johnson states, “It is the job of Congress to exercise its oversight authority when overreaching regulations are proposed that could devastate an important industry that provides high quality recreation products enjoyed by millions of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country.  I will continue to support efforts to ensure that regulations are both appropriate and science-based.”

TPAC believes this contest is critical to help us retain our pro-trail majority in the U.S. Senate.  TPAC wants to join forces with Jay Vanderloop and other pro-trail voters in Wisconsin in an effort to send Johnson back to Washington D.C. on November 8.

Ron Johnson is TPAC’s 2nd officially endorsed senate race in the 2016 election cycle.

TPAC wants to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who are supporting our efforts in 2016.

Thanks again for your continued support in the 2016 presidential election.  You are making a difference!

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC


Rob MacCachren and Andy McMillin were winners of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 in 2015. Check out the entire race on Sunday. Photo:

RENO, Nev., USA — Putting an exclamation point on the conclusion of the captivating five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, the CBS Sports Network will present a weekend of SCORE—re-airing the first four races highlighted by Sunday’s special two-hour premier show of the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Not a day goes by at ShareTrails ( that we fail to discover another issue of access that could benefit from our involvement. Since we do not have unlimited resources we must prioritize. We do this by looking for issues in which we think we may play a useful role and are likely to prevail. There is a plethora of such issues out there and we’d really like to be able to get after more of them.

If we are going to prove to the world of access advocacy that we are a force to be reckoned with we need to increase our presence in the ring. In a normal month our legal bill, by itself, is around $5K. When we are actively involved in litigation our bill can amount to many multiples of that. Figuring out ways to pay for all of that while keeping the rent paid and the lights on occupies most of my time. Failing to do so is not an option. We do not exist simply to perpetuate our own existence. We’re here to fight and win.