On Thursday of this week, during the quarterly meeting TRS attends with the Coronado National Forest Supervisor, it was mentioned OHV users are riding on the large rock formation affectionately know as Chimney Rock. This rock formation (adjacent to FS Road 4431) has been signed and fenced as off limits to OHV use several times over the years, only to have the signs shot up or removed entirely and the fence taken down. There is a significant reason for keeping off the rock formation; it is a nesting area for eagles.
So please spread the word, and respect this area by not riding your dirt bike, jeep, truck or side by side on the Chimney Rock formation.
The Catalina Ranger District has a plan to reroute FS Road 4431 a safe distance away from Chimney Rock. No idea when that reroute will occur.
Map identifies Chimney Rock. Reference, 371 is Redington Road.
Anyone who enjoys riding dual sport or adventure bikes should visit the website of Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) at www.ridebdr.com. BDR is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and preserve off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles. Through education, advocacy, and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR seeks to preserve backcountry motorcycling opportunities for generations to come.
For more go to: https://www.nohvcc.org/backcountry-discovery-routes-provide-free-resources-to-adventure-riders-and-they-want-to-help/
It’s now official. The contractor starts on April 1st, no joke.
Because we got the word yesterday, George and I laid down the first moto tracks on a few sections of trail today. Just because we could.
Thanks to all that have come out and helped with the project. Now if we could just get the cows to stop eating our ribbon.
There will be opportunities later in April for all to help, but the first burn in rides are reserved for the members that have come out to help in the past few years.
So our first chance to start burning in a select set of sections is this Sunday. March 31st.
Take I19 south to exit 40, Chavez Siding Road, which is just past the Border Patrol Check Point. Right and right onto the frontage road and go about .3 miles north and turn left onto the dirt road. Sign says Hunter Access, it’s easy to miss this. Take the dirt road about .1 miles west and turn left into the parking area. Unload here.
Time, please arrive and have your bike unloaded by 7:30. At 7:30 we will go over some instructions and safety
This we be a very short message. This is just a quick note to say thanks to all who were able to support the 2019 Copper Classic. We just hosted what some say is the best Copper Classic ever! You should be proud to be part of not just this event but also the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona. I hope you can make Tuesday’s club meeting. We will spend the meeting time focused on recapturing our favorite moments of the event.
PHOENIX – H.B. 2246 would require all motorcyclists, passengers and ATV operators to wear a helmet at all times while operating the vehicle. The bill also would require protective glasses, goggles or a transparent face shield, unless the vehicle is equipped with a windscreen. Riders and passengers can opt out of the requirement by paying a fee when registering their vehicles. Revenue from the fee would be split between the Arizona Highway User Revenue fund ($200) and the Spinal and Head Injuries Trust Fund ($300).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 1024) is bipartisan legislation that would require the EPA to revise the labeling requirements for pumps that dispense E15 and conduct a consumer education campaign to inform the public about the risks of improper use of E15 and the vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E15. The current E15 label doesn’t mention motorcycles specifically. The new label would call out motorcycles, ATVs, boats, lawnmowers, chainsaws and snowmobiles with pictograms of these vehicles and equipment specifically prohibited from using E15. Also included in this legislation are provisions specific to blender pumps that would require warnings about residual high-ethanol-content blends left in the fueling hose from the previous customer. U.S. Reps. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) reintroduced the bill.