The California State Parks Transformation Team’s recommendations are finally out, and it doesn’t look good for the future of motorized off-highway vehicle recreation.
The California OHV Division of State Parks runs the popular State Vehicle Recreation Areas and provides critical grant funding to riding areas on other public lands statewide. These lands include those under the control of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, where the vast majority of OHV recreation takes place.
Under the new proposal, the funds historically dedicated to the OHV program could now be comingled and even redirected to non-OHV facilities and uses.
Opponents of OHV recreation have long coveted the program’s budget, funded exclusively with your registration, park entry fees, and fuel taxes. This latest attempt to tap OHV program funds is serious and demands an immediate and forceful response from the OHV community if it is going to be stopped.
All riders, their friends, families and everyone else who cares about the future of this incredibly important program must act immediately. Visit www.savecaliforniaohv.org today. There you can learn more about the threat and also send a message to decision makers.
Equally important, a second public meeting in Ontario, Calif. has just been announced.
Please plan to attend. And get there early. Space may be limited!
The meeting is scheduled for 6-9 p.m., Aug. 11 at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Ontario Airport, 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, Calif.
It is critical that riders and their families attend this meeting. California State Parks must hear from all of you. Pease be prepared to share personal stories about what OHV recreation means to you, your family and the riding community.
Opponents of OHV recreation will be there, and we need your voice to be heard!
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help us protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling, and your support will help the AMA fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government.
To join, go to americanmotorcyclist.