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Regional District of South Okanagan Similkameen public trails plan meeting this Wednesday evening

The next public meeting for the RDOS Master Trail Plan process is February 15th Wednesday evening 5 - 8pm in Penticton. (See the attached revised schedule)

Come out and have an input into the future of trails in the RDOS. Its your riding, make your voice known. Let the RDOS know summer-motorized trails are important to you.

See you there,


Chimpmunk Creek Trail Riders building the Enduro-X for the Bike Show Jan 19th - 22nd

From the Chipmunk Creek Trail Riders, Chilliwack Valley

Hi guys

The weather was great and a group of us started 2012 right by riding the GVMC New Years Day Run. Mostly street bikes, but a group of dirt-bikes-with-plates were there too. Check out the video on the link below.


Chris Harwood was going for a ride on Sunday, January 8th, but I didn’t get the notice in time to notify everyone. Hope he got together with friends and roosted some trails.

RDOS Regional Trails Master Plan process recognizing summer-motorized recreation

Information is available at the RDOS Master Trail Planning page. Have your say by filling our their surveys

Of all respondents so far, 49% have been motorized! This is great news, showing our unity and committment to trails development.  Keep filling out those surveys.

Premier Christy Clark announced a BC 5 year tourism strategy last week

Premier Christy Clark announced a BC 5 year tourism strategy last week.

An important part of the strategy is to implement the currently dormant BC Trails Strategy. Quoting the attached government document release, "Implement A Trails Strategy for British Columbia” – an action plan for developing and maintaining a sustainable, world-renowned network of recreation trails for hikers, cyclists, equestrians, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and summer motorized users."

Okanagan Mixed Use Trails under attack - Have your say!

Subject: RDOS - Trail users Survey

All riders, here is the RDOS Trail users survey for all to complete: http://cerg.ca/Pages/RDOS-Survey.html
Please note it is in two parts, a Regional survey (Answer once) and a Trail survey, answer about every trail you use.

Lots learned at 2011 NOHVCC Conference

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) and the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association (INOHVAA) held their annual conferences in Minneapolis on September 21-25, 2011. Among those attending the joint conference were OHV program managers, public and private land managers, government officials, educators, trail equipment manufacturers and trail builders, OHV industry representatives, and OHV enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada.

Changes to Resource Road Act coming: need your input

Do you use B.C.’s resource roads for work, recreation, or do you live in or visit rural communities that use resource roads?

If so, help the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations serve you better by contributing to the Natural Resource Road Act Project (NRRA) to improve resource road laws and regulation for the benefit of all users.

Support your trails: 2012 BCORMA Platinum - Insured and Bronze Trail Passes are now available

BCORMA's 2012 Trail Passes are now available.  Cost is the same as last year, and make sure you will continue to have great places and trails to ride.  Keep "Little Johnny" riding.  Support your trails.

Get a 2012 Trail Pass today at our BCORMA Store or at your local BCORMA club event.

Squamish Ride School & Fun Ride Weekend - August 27th

Still spots left!  Pre-register to ensure yourself a spot and save time in the morning.

The up-coming weekend of August  27th is BCORMA & SDBA Rider School and Recreational Trail Ride weekend.


Canada-Wide - June 1, 2011: The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is pleased to support the celebration of International Trails Day in Canada, which is a perfect opportunity to explore the numerous trails throughout the country and support the local not-for-profit and community organizations that maintain them. MCC recognizes the leadership role of the provincial off-road motorcycling federations in educating riders and promoting safe and responsible trail riding.

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