Red Spring Trail Ride January 19,2020

TRS OHV Ambassadors will be hosting this ride. There will be several route options to accommodate various skill levels.

Directions to the Staging Area

Take I-19 south to Exit 40, “Chavez Siding Road”, which is just past the Boarder Patrol Check Point which is on the opposite side of the highway.

Turn right at the stop sign, now you are heading towards the Frontage Road. At the next stop sign, turn right onto the Frontage Road and go about .3 miles north and turn left onto a dirt road. There is a sign at the entrance to this dirt road, the sign says “Hunter Access”, it’s easy to miss this, so go slow.

You will now be on Forest Service Road #684. Drive on this dirt road for about 4 miles. The staging area will be on your right, very obvious.

GPS Coordinates for the Staging Area: 31.6306280, -111.1019341

If you do not want to drive down the 4 miles of dirt road, there is a parking area .1 of a mile after you turn off the Frontage Road and onto the Forest Service Road #684. It will be on your left. You need an Arizona State Trust Land Recreation Permit to park at this parking area.

More details will be posted before the ride, stay tuned.

There Will Be Dust VII

There Will Be Dust was another fine success for TRS. Almost 70 riders participated in this year’s ride and fund raiser. Nearly the same number attend the dinner meal and raffle prize party.

Comments from the riders indicated they all enjoyed the routes, scenery and weather. There was NOT any dust. Hero dirt everywhere. These conditions only happen a few times a year in our part of the State.

The service, accommodations & atmosphere at both the Long Horn Grill & Saloon (lunch) and the Wild Horse (dinner) restaurants was just right as far as I am concerned. Our raffle party seemed to be a hit, even the restaurant staff came in to buy tickets.

Thanks to all the TRS volunteers, friends and family members for your help! You were great.

TRS’ There Will Be Dust event of Nov. 23, 2019 could not have been possible without the support of several bike shops and other businesses. Please consider patronizing these wonderful folks when you can.

Arizona Kawasaki, KTM & Triumph (AZKKT) – Tucson
Cycle Skis & ATV (CSA) – Tucson
Roost Goggles – Maricopa
Muscleman’s Honda – Tucson
Tucker Power Sports – Fort Worth Texas
On Any Moto – Tucson
Serrano’s Motor Sports & Service – Tucson
Stage Stop Inn – Patagonia
Copper Brothel Brewery – Sonoita
Wild Horse Restaurant – Patagonia
Wagon Wheel Saloon- Patagonia
Gathering Grounds – Patagonia
Longhorn Grill & Saloon – Amado
A special thank you to Patagonia Town Council for again allowing TRS to host TWBD VII in center of town.
Finally, a special thanks to Town Marshal Patterson for supporting our event and keeping things safe for all the participants.

Webinar – Learn How To Host Rides for Veterans

NOHVCC’s webinar series continues– join us on October 1!

Title: Learn How To Host Rides for Veterans

What was intended to be a special, one-day event called the “Thank You For Your Service Ride,” has turned into so much more. NOHVCC Chairman and External Relations Director for the Iowa OHV Association, Dan Kleen, has now organized several veterans’ rides in Iowa (with more to come). This webinar will highlight the rides for veterans in Iowa and provide participants with all the information and tools necessary for clubs across the Country to replicate Iowa’s success.

  I’ll be attending, sign up here:

Bill would cap ethanol in nation’s fuel supply Tell your representative to support H.R. 2540 today

H.R. 2540, the bipartisan Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Peter Welch (D-VT), would cap the volume of ethanol blended into the nation’s fuel supply at 9.7 percent of the total volume of gasoline. The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill and other efforts to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Folliw this link to contact your congress critters…

Penny and Rascal return!

Who the heck are Penny and Rascal, you ask?  Wonder no more!

They are, of course, the stars of NOHVCC’s Adventure Trail.  They have been featured on the NOHVCC website, in coloring and activity books, and on full-size posters.  Soon they will appear in an interactive Adventure Trail website. 

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Rosemont mine news…

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Save the Scenic Santa Ritas
SSSR News 9.17.19: Rosemont asks judge to amend ruling; links to latest news

Dear Friends of SSSR: You may have seen the recent article Judge is asked to junk ruling that halted Rosemont work in the Sept. 5th edition of the Arizona Daily Star and wondered WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? Well, it’s all a bit complicated, but the bottom line is that Hudbay is perhaps trying to exhaust all possible remedies before filing a full appeal, which they can still do within 60 days after the judge’s decision comes back on their recent “Motion to Alter or Amend.” Here are a few more details on Rosemont’s “Motion to Alter or Amend” filing:   On Friday, August 30th, attorneys for Hudbay/Rosemont submitted what is legally known as a “Motion to Alter or Amend” the Tucson federal court’s Judgment that was issued on August 2nd. This Judgment formally implemented the court’s July 31st Order, which had ruled that the Forest Service’s Record of Decision and Final EIS violated numerous aspects of federal public land, mining, and environmental law. The court’s decision and Judgment “vacated,” which means set aside/invalidated, the ROD and FEIS, such that they no longer can be used by the Forest Service or any other federal agency in support of approving the Rosemont project operations.    Hudbay/Rosemont’s August 30th motion asks the court to amend its decision so that the FEIS should still be in force, and argued that the court exceeded its jurisdiction in vacating the ROD and FEIS.    Attorneys for SSSR and the other conservation group plaintiffs, along with attorneys for the three Tribes, have reviewed Hudbay/Rosemont’s motion and have found that it is without merit and should be denied by the court. SSSR’ and the Tribes’ responses to Hudbay/Rosemont’s motion were initially due to be filed September 13, but the court granted SSSR/Tribes’ motion to extend that deadline, and now the responses are due on September 27th. Notably, in its order setting the new response deadline, the court ruled that Hudbay/Rosemont will not be allowed to file a reply to SSSR/Tribes’ responses.   There is no time limit for Judge Soto to rule on the new motion, but it will be some time after SSSR/Tribes file their responses on September 27th.   So, we cannot predict with certainty what Judge Soto will decide, but our attorneys are confident that, as we noted above, Hudbay/Rosemont’s motion is without merit.   We’ll know for sure only when Judge Soto makes his decision , sometime after September 27th.

Jessi Combs memorial

 If any one is in LA the next couple days, this would be well worth attending!

Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed celebrates the extraordinary life of Jessi Combs.

Join us in honoring the “fastest woman on four wheels.”

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