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!!!)

This weekend on Saturday, July 14th, the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area will be opening a a new Off Road Obastacle Course (O.R.O.C). Along with the new obstacle course there will also be a new Kiddie ATV Course. The festivities for the event will kick off when the gates open at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m.

The grand opening will feature a BBQ sponsored by Falken Tire, with water and sodas donated by the Office of Assemblyman Hernandez. Tax deductible sponsorship packages to support the park are available, and donations are always welcome.

Directions: Exit 210 Freeway in Azuza Canyon, go north on Azuza Ave (Hwy 39) toward the mountains. Head 15 miles into the Angeles National Forest and past the East Fork Bridge approximately a half mile. The entrance to the San Gabriel OHV area will be on the right.

For further information, contact Mike Bishop at 626-840-8472.

A recent story from newsitem.com focused on a new OHV trail system being developed in Coal Township in Northumberland County in Pennsylvania.

This isn’t the first time that reclaimed coal land is being considered for use as a reclamation project for off-road use. In fact, just earlier this year, Off-Road.com traveled with Kawasaki to a new trail system being developed in Kentucky called Man Made Paradise Adventure Park.