Copper Classic Donation

Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) presents a donation of $2,500 to the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District’s Community Schools. Shown is Lisa Armenta receiving the check from Chuck Ivy of the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona dirt bike club. The proceeds help fund a three-week sports camp in the summer for kids 1st to 8th grades as well as various field trips.

Trail Riders of Southern Arizona is a non-profit club that hosts the San Manuel Copper Classic off-road motorcycle race each year in San Manuel, Arizona and makes it a fundraiser. The race is part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association (AMRA) race series. The last event was held March 9th, 2019. In addition, school kids run a food stand at the race to also raise money.

RST Work Continues

On Monday April 15th. 4 TRS members spent the day on the RST clearing rocks and cutting branches on trail #6840. We also sent time monitoring the safety of Rob our excavator operator. He began cutting trail on a long side hill section. This trail will be about 1 mile in length. The views from this trail are most likely the best of the entire trail system. The panoramic view is incredible.

TRS April 10, 2019 Club Meetin

Another fine turnout at last night’s club meeting. Highlights for the meeting:
• Camp Wood Enduro race recap.
• On Any Moto Dirt Bike Swap Meet planned, May 4.
• New digital MVUM available for the Nogales and Sierra Vista Ranger Districts, it will not include the Red Springs Single Track trails. Those trails will appear in the next issue, 2020?
• Arranging a source for TRS hats.
• Dual Sport ride planned for May 4 & 5.
• Red Springs Trail (RST) project update, trail construction underway!! Additional workdays this week & coming weekend.
• TRS RST building, camp & cookout at the RST staging area April 27 -28.
• Tech Tip: focus on hydration as our weather starts to warm up.
• Helmets off to Kelly V. and wishes for a speedy recovery.
• Next club meeting May 14th.

Redington Pass, Chimney Rock

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.

Respectfully,

Backcountry Discovery Routes

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/

Red Springs Project

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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.

Meeting Location
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

Stay tuned.

Gary