Copper Classic Donation

On Monday August 24, 2020, TRS club member Chuck Ivy presented a check made out to the San Manuel Community Schools in the amount of $2,500 to Lisa Armenta. His next visit was to the San Manuel Fire Department where he presented them with a check for $500. These donated funds were raised at the Copper Classic Restart Enduro held in San Manuel Arizona on March 7th of this year. The Copper Classic race is part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association (AMRA) Arizona State Championship Series.

TRS is proud to continue to give back to the San Manuel community. We look forward to the next Copper Classic in 2021.

There Will Be Dust VIII (8) – Breaking News

Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) is proud to announce they will be hosting this outstanding ride & fund raiser once again this November. However, due to the Mayor’s decision to prohibit large social gatherings in the town of Patagonia, TRS had to regroup and obtain an alternate location. We are very pleased to inform you this year’s event will be hosted out of the town of Amado, Arizona. The owner of the Longhorn Grill & Saloon is excited to join with TRS in providing another quality motorcycling ride experience.

Event Date: Saturday November 21, 2020

Some key points of interest related to the event. These actions will be implemented to address the pandemic social distancing concerns.

• To reduce line queues at Check-in, all registrations/event related purchases (ride, extra meal tickets, raffle tickets, t-shirt sales) for the event will be done on-line via Eventbrite.
• To reduce line queues at Check-in, the AMA Liability form will be emailed to those registered such that these forms can be completed by the rider in advance and dropped off in a box at the check-in table.
• To provide for proper social distancing, outdoor & indoor space will be made available at the Longhorn Grill & Saloon for meals (breakfast & dinner).

TRS will be publishing an event flier and updates to a webpage in the coming weeks. Greater event detail will be provided in those postings, so stay tuned.

A recommendation for those planning to stay in the Amado area Friday and Saturday nights. Because our event is close to Thanksgiving, you may wish to make reservations now for hotel or RV accommodations.

Here is a short list for your consideration.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Green Valley Inn
111 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
United States
Phone: (520) 625-2250
12 miles, 14 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Vagabond Inn Executive – Green Valley Sahuarita
19200 S. I-19 Frontage Road
Green Valley, Arizona, 85614
Phone: 520-625-0900
15 miles, 17 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Comfort Inn Green Valley I-19
90 West Esperanza Blvd.
Green Valley, AZ, 85614, US
Phone: (520) 399-3736
12.5 miles or 14 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Nearby RV Park Accommodations

De Anza RV Park
Address: 2869 I-19 Frontage Rd
Amado, AZ 85645
Phone: (520) 398-8628
*No Tent Camping*
2.0 miles or 4 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Mountain View RV Ranch
Address: 2843 East Frontage Road
2843 I-19 Frontage Rd
Amado, AZ 85645
Tent Camping Available
2.2 miles or 4 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Nearby Dispersed Camping (ask for GPS coordinates)
• Arizona State Trust Land. (Recreation Permit Required)
• Coronado National Forest managed land.

Road Improvement

During recent OHV Partners meeting with the Coronado National Forest, TRS made a request to improve the condition of Forest Service Road # 684 which leads to the Red Spring Trail staging area. As some of you know, pulling a bike trailer on this road from the freeway frontage road to the RST staging area was a rough go.

Today we received an update from the Forest Service (Walt Keys, Road Engineering). He stated:

Our road crew says they maintained the road to and through the Red Springs area.
Walt.

I have asked Walt for clarification if the road maintenance continued past the staging area to the intersection of FSR 684 & 4136. Awaiting a reply on that request.

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Coronado NF Big Horn Fire Update

For those who do not use Facebook, see the message and related maps Gary Meeker posted on our TRS’ Facebook pages.

Important info on the Santa Catalina Forest Closure. Everything in red is closed until November 1st, but depending on conditions things could open sooner. Short story, once Redington Rd (371) opens (hopefully soon) everything south of Redington Rd is open, including Chiva Falls, some roads are also open north of 371, but very limited as of right now. Including part of the Race Track area and the ATV Trail are closed. Please respect this closure and the fines for violating are very big. TRS will stay in touch with the FS for any updates.

The full order is here.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices/…

Also 4438 Bullock Canyon did burn. And even once they have 100% containment, there will still be some areas burning inside the contained area and extreme flooding could occur.


Let’s all stay cool, take a deep breath and relax. Thanks.

Gun Range in Redington Pass

Coronado National Forest Receives Special Use Permit
Application for Shooting Range in Redington Pass

TUCSON, AZ, June 9, 2020 – The Coronado National Forest (Forest) has received an application from the Tucson Rod and Gun Club (TRGC) for a Special Use Permit to construct, operate, and maintain a shooting range in Redington Pass on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.
The application submitted by TRGC proposes a shooting range that would be built in phases and includes the following improvements: a shotgun range with a variety of shooting stations, shooting stands, and clay target throwers; a firearms safety training range; an individual marksmanship rifle and pistol range; a group marksmanship range for organized group training and shooting; an archery range; a simulated hunt trail; and an outdoor education area. Additional proposed improvements include shade ramadas, vault toilets, a solar-powered water well, and a portable metal container for storage and office space.
The Forest has not yet begun any environmental analysis on this proposal. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), should that process begin, the public will have multiple opportunities to comment on this proposal during the designated scoping, comment and objection periods, as part of the pre-decisional review process described in 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on this application, you may email the Santa Catalina Ranger District at SM.FS.scrd@usda.gov with the Subject titled: “Tucson Rod and Gun Club.” To sign up to receive notifications as part of any future NEPA process, you may subscribe at https://www.fs.usda.gov/pr…/coronado/landmanagement/projects .

TRS Lends a Hand

Responding to a social media message from a parent in San Manuel, Arizona concerning the unfortunate theft of her daughters’ bicycle, the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) immediately sprang into action to make things right. The daughter’s bicycle that she worked so hard for was stolen in this small community and she was devastated.

As frequent contributors to the community in which we ride, host community events, and perform volunteer clean-up’s, TRS felt it was incumbent that they immediately raise funds within our membership to help-out the small community of San Manuel. Within two days of making the event known to the TRS membership, the necessary funds were collected, and a local bicycle shop provided a discount on a brand-new bike.

TRS has a special bond with the residents of San Manuel where it hosts the annual San Manuel Copper Classic, a statewide motorcycle race as part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association State Championship Series (AMRA) and wanted to immediately respond to the community.

On the morning of Sunday June 7th. representatives from TRS met the young girl and her family and delivered the new bike. The young girl and family were ecstatic and surprised with the outpouring of generosity exhibited by TRS members.

TRS thanks all club members who were able to contribute to this worthy cause. It feels great to be part of a good news story during these very difficult times.
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TRS members in photo from left to right; Mike Cook, Shawn Barney, George Wysopal and Tim McGuire
(Photo credit to Rich Broeker)