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First BCORMA Ride School and Fun Ride weekend of the season coming up!

First BCORMA Ride School and Fun Ride weekend of the season coming up!

The weekend of April/15th is BCORMA's Rider School and Recreational Trail Ride weekend at Ok Falls, north of Osoyoos, BC.

7th Annual DSBC Spring Newbie Ride & Social this Sunday

Its that time of year again

7th Annual DSBC Spring Newbie Ride & Social

Get your bike ready and join us

Complete information follow this link to the DSBC site
http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?145-Spring-Newbie-Soc...

When: Sunday March 25th, 2012

Where: Chilliwack, British Columbia (only one hour East of Vancouver): Tamihi Staging Area just off Chilliwack Lake Road. (Corner of Chilliwack Lake Road and Tamihi Liumchen FSR)

Cost: FREE (but we ask riders to have a 2012 BCORMA TrailPass)

Trails BC, ATVBC, BCORMA, and the Province working together to create mixed-use trail network across BC

As many of you know, there has major conflict around summer-motorized enjoyment of the TransCanada Trail rail trails for years. This has escilated to where ATVBC, Trails BC, Provincial trails managers and their Assistant Deputy Minister, and I meet in a basement cement room for 8hrs to hammer out steps to solutions.

We have agreed to using a Respect-Based model, where all trail users acknowledge others wants for a quality trail experience. A tool-kit was developed, and we decided on two sections of the TCT to move our model onto the ground.

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,

Peter

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjGhOUc3tcw&feature=youtu.be

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.

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