ATV safety

Groups opposing ethanol increase in gas launch campaign 
for more testing
Environmental and industry groups that frequently oppose each other on a broad range of policy issues are launching a joint campaign calling on Congress to require thorough and objective scientific testing before allowing an increase in the amount of ethanol in gasoline.

Kids encouraged to enter $10,000 video contest related to ATV safety
With the busy summer riding season here, the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) encourages kids to enter the “Do the Ride Thing” Video Contest. Sponsored by the ASI, the contest runs through Sept. 6 and offers 10 prizes totaling $10,000.

Protecting public land for future generations, not from them, by Ed Moreland
Ed Moreland, senior vice president for government relations at the American Motorcyclist Association, which is the sister organization of the ATVA, believes that anti-access groups are inappropriately trying to bar off-highway riders from public land.

Honda announces some 2011 releases: FourTrax Ranchers and the sporty TRX250X
American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division has announced an additional release of ATVs for the 2011 model year. These Hondas include the FourTrax Rancher family of ATVs and the sporty TRX250X.

Light up your life
High-powered, very cool headlights help show you the way.

The NorthStar ATV Club
To find out a little about the fine work of the NorthStar ATV Club in Minnesota, we talked with club President Keith Myers.

DVD helps riders protect trails
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) understands that it’s difficult in today’s economy for riders to travel to workshops to learn how to protect their rights, so the group has come up with a solution.

Remedy in Montana OHV case reopens motorized trails
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana orders National Forest to reopen certain motorized routes and to restore dispersed camping on more than 80,000 acres.

EPA halts import of up to 200,000 small recreational vehicles
The regulator suspects that tailpipe emissions information was either incomplete or falsified.

U.S. House committee demands release of national monument-related internal papers
A key U.S. House committee has approved a measure to require the U.S. Interior Department to release internal documents related to a proposal that could close up to 13 million acres to off-highway riding.

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Where to Ride

The Ridge OHV Park, Springville, Alabama The Ridge OHV Park
Springville, Alabama
If you’re looking for a riding area in Alabama, you need to check out The Ridge OHV Park in Springville, 30 minutes north of Birmingham.

Jericho Mountain, Berilin, N.H. Jericho Mountain State Park
Berlin, New Hampshire
In the Northeastern United States, a premier destination awaits for ATV, trail bike, and utility-terrain vehicle users. Jericho Mountain State Park promises lots of excitement.

Warfield Point Off Road Vehicle Park Warfield Point Off Road Vehicle Park
Greenville, Mississippi
Warfield Point Off Road Vehicle Park in Greenville, Mississippi, is one of the newest places to ride in the country. It has 45 acres of heavily wooded trails with a natural canopy that provides that deep-in-the-woods feel and an abundance of cooling shade.

Jemez District, Santa Fe, New Mexico Jemez District
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Jemez District is one of five forest districts that comprise the Santa Fe National Forest. It is located in the Jemez Mountains which are known for their rich native American history.

Burning Rock, Beckley, West Virginia Burning Rock
Beckley, West Virginia
West Virginia has added another riding area called Burning Rock Off-Road Park that’s a great place to ride.

Wayne National Forest
Hanging Rock, Ohio
The Wayne National Forest stretches across 12 southern Ohio counties and covers 833,990 acres. And most of that land is privately owned.

Red River Motorcycle Park, Bulcher, Texas Red River Motorcycle Park
Bulcher, Texas
Located on the Texas-Oklahoma border, only 90 miles north of Dallas and 155 miles south of Wichita, Kansas, the park offers 2,700 acres of off-road fun.

Syracuse Sand Dunes, Syracuse, Kansas Syracuse Sand Dunes
Syracuse, Kansas
This area, 1,280 acres in size, just opened up to ATV riders in 2007, but the community plans to build it into a premier riding area that will attract people from all around the region.

Ocotillo Wells, California Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
Ocotillo Wells, California
Just 70 miles east of Escondido, California, lies the popular Ocotillo Wells riding area, which offers miles of trails with all kinds of desert riding.

Rock Run, Patton, Pennsylvania Rock Run Recreation Area
Patton, Pennsylvania
This 6,000-acre former mining site in Pennsylvania is still in the first phase of development, but already it offers 50 miles of ATV trails through lush forests and over a granite boulder field.
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