SCORE-Baja-Sur-500-Logo-3-23-15BAJA SUR, Mexico — Race week has started for the history-making Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 desert race as the southern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula is prepared to host the first SCORE race entirely run on the southernmost part of the peninsula. With pre-running and final logistics being completed, festivities officially launch Wednesday for Round 2 of the five-race internationally-televised SCORE World Desert Championship.

Following two years of negotiations and finalization of details by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman with Mexican officials, SCORE, known as trail blazers in the sport of desert racing, will present the inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 this week. The race will start at the luxurious tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas on the southernmost tip of the peninsula and finish in the picturesque ‘Magical’ city of Loreto on the glistening Sea of Cortez on the east side of the peninsula.

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell remains undefeated in the XC1 Pro bike class as the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads to Union, South Carolina this Sunday for round four of the 13-race championship. Taking place at the iconic Big Buck Farm in Union, South Carolina, the 19th running of the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC is expected to draw in thousands of spectators to witness some of the most exciting obstacles that GNCC Racing has to offer.

ORBA-Logo-8-8-12The federal government owns nearly 57% of the land in Utah. How that land is designated and managed has been a source of contention, uncertainty and lawsuits for decades. Since 2012, Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz have been leading an effort to bring all the stakeholders together to reach agreement on a final status for the land. Eight counties in eastern Utah are now participating in the “Utah Public Lands Initiative” (PLI). Grand County and Moab are a focal point. To follow is the current status.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme International Six Days Enduro is the most prestigious off-road race in the world. To qualify for one of five club teams representing the United States at the event, a rider must compete in an American Motorcyclist Association ISDE Qualifier. The qualifiers this year will take place on May 2-3 in Newburg, W. Va., hosted by the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series, and on May 30-31 in Idaho City, Idaho, hosted by the Boise Ridge Riders.

The AMA has sent organized teams representing the United States to compete in the FIM ISDE since the 1960s, with individual riders competing in earlier years. This year’s ISDE, the 90th, will be held Sept. 7-12, in Kosice, Slovakia.

Darren Skilton (left) and Scott Whitney are organizing the 2015 Cortez Rally.

Darren Skilton (left) and Scott Whitney are organizing the 2015 Cortez Rally.

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — In three weeks two-time Dakar class winner Darren Skilton and his partner Scott Whitney will fulfill a dream of organizing a rally that gives racers a chance to experience racing stages with real dunes and true navigation. Skilton has been working for several years with Whitney, a former Dakar competitor and road book expert, to organize the first event and offer Meixco’s largely unknown terrain to North American racers.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition is asking for help regarding input from OHV enthusiasts regarding a huge chunk of land in Northern Nevada. More information can be found below.

April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices.

Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices’ RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — EVS Sports, which produces a broad range of protective gear for off-highway, street and motocross riders, is providing American Motorcyclist Association members with a discount on the company’s full range of products.

“We’re pleased that EVS Sports is providing AMA members with this generous discount,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “Safety gear is a critical component of any ride, and EVS offers one of the most comprehensive lines in motorcycling, whether you race off-road, motocross or ride on the street.”

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an open house for the Forest Service regarding the Lake Tahoe area.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host an open house to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on designated routes within the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Forest Supervisor’s office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150.

The open house provides an opportunity for the public to meet Forest Service OHV, engineering, trails and recreation staff and ask questions regarding the LTBMU Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreational (OHMVR) Grant application. Local OHV club members will be on hand to discuss membership and volunteer opportunities sponsored by the Forest Service.

Contact Adrian Escobedo at aescobedo@fs.fed.us for reasonable accommodation access to the facility or proceedings.

For more information, contact Tim Merten at 530-543-2863 or tmerten@fs.fed.us.

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Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition recently sent out this update related to potential trail closure in Moab, Utah. Read below for more information.

The Grand County Council has identified over 100 miles of road closures in its proposed Public Lands Initiative (PLI) plan to be submitted to Representative Rob Bishop. This proposal is scheduled to be voted on by the end of the month, so it is imperative for you to take action today!

Utah’s Grand County, home to Moab’s world class OHV trails, has been participating in Congressman Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative, a plan to resolve some of Utah’s most contentious public lands issues, including Wilderness and OHV use.

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– Bajarallymoto.com has announced that BMW Motorcycles of Escondido has extended it’s commitment to BAJA RALLY through 2015 and will be offering an exclusive “Chasing the BAJA RALLY” adventure package to its VIP customers. BMWMCE was the title sponsor of BAJA RALLY 2.0 last September where the dealer launched its “adventure” package where invited riders embed into the BAJA RALLY with the racers and ride on selected sections of stage routes.