BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out a note regarding the current battle over OHV access in California. See the details and notes on what you can do to help below.

BRC believes one of the most critical access issues in 2017 is for CA OHV recreationists to engage in the battle to reauthorize the current OHV program (SB742). This is a very complex legislative process. The fight will occur in stages over the next few months.  Anti-access groups are hard at work to gut the current program via introduction of SB 249. (Thanks for sending in your “oppose” SB 249 letters in Phase One!!!)

Rugged-Ridge-Rope-Shackles-3-20-2017Suwanee, GARugged Ridge today announced the expansion of its line of off-road recovery gear with the addition of new Soft Rope Shackles for various on- and off-road applications.

Rugged Ridge has taken the same developments in synthetic rope technology over the past decade and applied them to a simple, easy-to –use recovery shackle. The new Soft Rope Recovery Shackles are 7/16-inch diameter section of high-quality High Modulus Polyethylene Fiber (HMPE) rope, which is woven into a “noose” that is stronger than a comparable steel D-ring shackle while gaining infinite flexibility over its rigid steel counterparts. With a 7,500 pound working load limit, they are significantly stronger than a in comparison to a steel shackle of the same diameter.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbion Coalition sent over this note regarding off-road trails on the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project Draft in Idaho. See the details below.

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest (Forest) is inviting comments on the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Forest is proposing to construct a motorized trail from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City.

Dick-Cepek-Fun-Country-All-Terrain-3-17-2017
STOW, OH
– Drivers who choose to blaze trails riding on Dick Cepek’s Fun Country All-Terrain tires can now explore with greater confidence, as the company has upgraded its warranty to 45,000 miles on the tires, which have been billed as the world’s finest hybrid all-terrain tires.

AMP-Research-Override-Switch-3-16-2017
Buford, GA – AMP Research, a brand of LUND International, engineered an over-ride switch that now allows you to manually take control of your PowerStep. Whether deploying them to wash, or retracting them for off-roading, the switch gives you the flexibility you want in a PowerStep.

Bike-Carrier-Rhino-Rack-3-16-2017
For cyclists, the ability to easily load and unload your bike from your car is an integral element to a convenient ride. Leaders in all things rack related, Rhino-Rack have designed their brand new Hybrid Bike Carrier to help you transport your bike with ease, from road to mountain, and everything in between.

Magellan-TRX-Jeep-Jamboree-3-14-2017
San Dimas
– Magellan is excited to announce that it has been named the official navigation partner of Jeep Jamboree USA for the second year in a row. As Jeep Jamboree’s official navigation partner, Magellan will assist in educational seminars and product training events on its off-road navigation device, the TRX7, to over 10,000 attendees.

Jeep-Wrangler-LED-Lighting-Rugged-Ridge-3-9-2017
Suwanee, GA
– Rugged Ridge recently announced its new LED Interior Lighting System for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler models. Designed to add additional lighting to the Jeep JK interior, the Rugged Ridge LED Interior Lighting System delivers various colors of lighting to both front and rear foot wells and rear cargo area to allow Jeep owners another way to personalize their Jeep.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this notice regarding the U.S. Forest Service seeking information on the Lake Tahoe area. See the detailed information below.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is accepting public comment for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds grant application submitted to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division.

Outdoor-Alliance-Logo-3-7-2017Washington, DC – Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res 44, a measure also passed by the House a few weeks ago, to roll back the public process and progressive management on the 245 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Congress used the Congressional Review Act (CRA), an arcane rule that allows Congress to roll back agency regulations within 60 days, to repeal BLM Planning 2.0. Planning 2.0 was a widely-lauded effort to modernize the 30 year-old rules currently governing land planning on BLM land and give it a better public process.