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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads to Morganton, North Carolina this Sunday, March 29, for round three of the 13-race championship series. With two wins behind him already, two-time GNCC National Champion Kailub Russell looks to make it three-in-a-row at this weekend’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC, an event that is now considered his home race.

SCORE-Baja-Sur-500-Logo-3-23-15RENO, Nev. — SCORE International, for over four decades known as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, is taking another giant step into the future as Round 2 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will mark the first time in its storied history that SCORE will present a race entirely in Baja California Sur, on the southern end of the Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.

Following several years of negotiations and finalization of details with Mexican officials, SCORE, known as trail blazers in the sport of desert racing, will present the inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 on April 15-19. 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 city of Loreto on the glistening Sea of Cortez on the east side of the peninsula.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note about the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail in Arizona. Read more below.

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is developing a proposal to create a single track motorized trail near Cornville, and is requesting public comments to further evaluate this proposal. Helpful comments include specific thoughts or concerns related to the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail.

As the Forest Service develops the proposed action, the comments received help focus the analysis on relevant issues related to the project.

National-Geographic-Logo-3-18-15National Geographic Maps, celebrating 100 years as one of the most trusted names in cartography, will make available hundreds of maps from its Trails Illustrated line through Avenza Systems Inc.’s popular, award-winning PDF Maps app. The addition of these maps, the most popular outdoor recreation maps in North America, augments the PDF Maps app digital map database by incorporating trail maps from a world-renowned source. It also increases National Geographic Maps’ reach within the mobile consumer market, giving more consumers than ever access to the Trails Illustrated line. Trail maps from many of America’s most popular national parks have already been uploaded to the app, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Zion and Great Smoky Mountains.

With many Ranger Districts throughout the country discontinuing visitor services, Avenza’s PDF Maps app provides an alternative for outdoor enthusiasts planning a trip in remote areas where Internet service is not always available to stream detailed map content. Using National Geographic’s line of detailed recreation maps, PDF Maps app users can purchase, download and save maps on GPS-enabled devices such as Android- and iOS-based phones and tablets. At their destination, park visitors can use the app to find and mark their location directly on the National Geographic map they’ve downloaded. They can take advantage of various interactive features, such as location tagging; dropping waypoints/pinpoints on points of interest; attaching images and notes; and tracking routes, distance and elevation — all while offline.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note on OHV use on Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.

The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to require permits to operate motor vehicles off roads, designated areas and routes where motor vehicles may be used off roads, create management zones that would further manage this activity, and establish camping, operational, and vehicle requirements. These changes would allow off-road vehicle use for recreation while reducing associated impacts to resources. Unless authorized by special regulation, operating a motor vehicle off roads within areas of the National Park System is prohibited.

Comments must be received by May 4, 2015.

You may submit comments, identified by the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AD86, by any of the following methods:

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The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, made its way to Washington, Georgia for the annual Maxxis General GNCC. With rain accumulation through the week leading up to Sunday’s race, Aonia Pass Motocross Park presented muddy conditions all weekend long. However, Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell emerged victorious despite the conditions to secure his second straight victory in as many rounds.

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Round one of the 41st annual AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, took place just last weekend in sunny Florida. With only a handful of days to recover from last Saturday’s head-to-head battle with Adam McGill, N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha/Maxxis/Lonestar’s Walker Fowler heads into this Saturday’s Maxxis General GNCC with a big victory behind him and a slight upper hand in the National Championship standings.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Maine off-road motorcyclists and dual sport riders now have clear-cut guidelines for using the state’s designated all-terrain-vehicle trails and private dirt roads, thanks to the efforts of the American Motorcyclist Association and the AMA-chartered Maine Dual Sport & Dirt Bike Association.

Maine’s ATV trails encompass the roughly 6,500 miles of trails that have been mapped, designated and supported by the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. Private dirt roads are owned by individuals or by industrial forest or agricultural companies. The roads provide access for their owners and, often, recreational use for others.

MDSP-Group-3-10-15MSDP Group LLC (“MSDP” or the “Company”), a global leader in aftermarket performance vehicle ignition and tuning technology, today announced the decision to merge two leading companies in performance automotive ignition — MSD and Mallory — by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2015. The two storied brands bring together more than a century of innovation and expertise.

As part of the merger, all fuel and ignition system products will be manufactured exclusively under the MSD brand. MSD will honor warranties for all existing Mallory products as well as offer service and repair. MSD will also continue to make available Mallory distributor replacement parts such as caps, rotors, points and nearly 100 other components.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2015 Annual Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Month(tm) in June 2015 as part of CRT’s ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public. CRT will be holding the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill and will encourage Members of Congress to join them in honoring the outstanding achievements of their constituents.