Club Start-Up Kit

A club can accomplish things that are difficult for one or just a few individuals to accomplish. A club can speak with one voice for a larger group, increasing effectiveness when working with elected officials and land managers. Local presence and knowledge of specific areas and situations allow for credible and constructive comments on land management issues and legislation.

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Forming an ATV Club

Let’s face it. The main driving force behind virtually every riding area that is newly opened (or saved from closing) is well-organized groups of riders. The truth is, each of us on our own doesn’t really have much of a voice when it comes to the complicated and drawn-out process of opening and saving off-highway riding areas. But as a group, whether through coalitions, state riding organizations or as local clubs, we have a strong, unified voice that the movers and shakers in our communities tend to listen to.

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How to Acquire Funding For Trail Projects

Back in 1991 something happened in Washington D.C. that would turn out to be a big plus for off-highway recreation. At the time it was called the Symms Act and was named after Senator Steve Symms of Idaho who proposed in the Act that a portion of Federal gas tax money should go to off-road users (this was after a lot of hard work by OHV activist groups including the BlueRibbon Coalition). The rationale behind it was quite commonsense; if gas taxes were being used to build highways for cars and trucks, why shouldn’t off-highway riders get their share

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