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Congress Gives Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Users a Happy Holiday

Congress Gives Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Users a Happy Holiday

  Washington D.C. December 25th, 2012   The Mayan calendar did not disappoint Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) users, as it seemed to reset the battle for the largest OHV area in the country.  Gaining overwhelming support in both the House and the Senate, HR 4310 passed Friday, giving the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) a [...]

ECOLOGIC PARTNERS WIN CEQA LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE PARKS: TRUCKHAVEN TRAILS STAY OPEN

ECOLOGIC PARTNERS WIN CEQA LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE PARKS: TRUCKHAVEN TRAILS STAY OPEN After nearly 18 months of hard-fought litigation, EcoLogic Partners, Inc. (“EcoLogic”) has prevailed in its CEQA lawsuit against the California Department of Parks and Recreation (“State Parks”) over the closure of recreational vehicle routes in Truckhaven (also known as the “Freeman Property”).  On [...]

King shocks invites you to help them save Johnson Valley OHV area.

King shocks invites you to help them save Johnson Valley OHV area.

Don’t be a loser!   Unless you get involved now to save Johnson Valley, we all lose. On April 27th, 2012, the United States Marine Corps will submit their Final Environmental Impact Study which will start a chain of events to forever close 160,000 acres of the Johnson Valley OHV area. Currently, only 2% of [...]

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

Last week OffRoadPress.com with the help of SXSPerformance.com and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) participated in the National OHV Lobby Days.  The event promoted by the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) focused on stopping the 29 Palms Marine Base expansions into Johnson Valley OHV area.  OHV enthusiasts from around the country were tasked with visiting [...]

OffRoadPress.com OHV Lobby Days Tool box.

OffRoadPress.com OHV Lobby Days Tool box.

With only days left until the national OHV Lobby Days, OffRoadPress.com has teamed up with ORBA, The Off Road Business Association to give you the tools you need to educate Legislators about the 29 Palms Marine Base expansion. Thanks to Hammerking Productions for providing Will Wisman’s amazing photos to demonstrate the sheer size of KOH. [...]

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

    The Off Road Business Association attended the 6th Running of the Griffin King of the Hammers last week in Johnson Valley, California. Fred and Jeff worked worth California Motorized Recreation Council Leadership and multiple ORBA members to raise much needed funds to help starve off the 29 palms Base expansion efforts that will [...]

ORBA To Host free Vendor Poker walk at the King of the Hammers February 9th, 2012

ORBA To Host free Vendor Poker walk at the King of the Hammers February 9th, 2012

The Off Road Business Association (ORBA) will host a Free Vendor Poker walk during Contingency for the 6th running of the King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley.   Five freshman members of the trade based OHV advocate group will be hosting the Poker walk. Participants may enter free of charge by visiting any one of [...]

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

Opinion, by Kurt Schneider Rogue OHV activist! One of the most common complaints of many OHV enthusiasts, including myself, is that our pro-access organizations don’t really work together to fight for our access. Generally our organizations keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to sharing information and unfortunately they try to tackle [...]

California OHMVR Director Fired!

California OHMVR Director Fired!

Daphne Green the Deputy Director of the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) division of State Parks will be released from her duties as Deputy Director effective the first day of 2012. The replacement to be appointed by Governor Jerry Brown has not yet been announced, but the decision could have long lasting negative effects [...]

Off-Road Business Association Attends North American Motorized Recreation Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Off-Road Business Association Attends North American Motorized Recreation Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

On October 31, 2011, Jeff Knoll represented ORBA at the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. OHV advocate leadership from across the United States and Baja, Mexico attended the daylong roundtable and shared ideas, issues, and potential solutions to the daily attack on OHV users across the country.  Sponsored by [...]

ORBA Hosts Desert Racing Roundtable at the SEMA Show.

ORBA Hosts Desert Racing Roundtable at the SEMA Show.

Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 2, 2011 The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and the SEMA show partnered to bring the Desert Racing community together for a roundtable discussion on November 2, 2011. The roundtable panel was attended by leadership of Best in the Desert (BITD), Valley Off-Road Racing (VORRA), Ultra4 Racing (KOH), Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts [...]

The Incredible Shrinking California Desert.

The Incredible Shrinking California Desert.

Who Owns the West Part 2…… By Jeff Knoll for OffRoadPress.com Looking at the figures regarding the amount of property the Federal Government owns in my article “Who Really Owns the West?”( http://offroadpress.com/2011/09/who-actually-owns-the-west/) sparked in interest in what the California Desert looks like regarding motorized access. While I can’t represent all the facts and figures [...]

WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE WEST?

WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE WEST?

By Jeff Knoll for Off Road Press. The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act (HR1581), the Apple Act (HR2852) and the 29 Palms Marine Base expansion all share a similar struggle. Proponents of these bills (or in the case of opposition of the base expansion) should consider an overall strategic plan for a combined effort [...]

29 Palms Base Expansion Opposition Efforts Continue

29 Palms Base Expansion Opposition Efforts Continue

Ontario, California–September 13th 2011The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) a non-profit association comprised of the leadership of the largest Off Highway Vehicle recreation organizations in California met with members of the 29 Palms Marines base expansion committee to engage in a status update regarding the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The CMRC invited a number of [...]

California OHV Leadership Meets in State Capital

California OHV Leadership Meets in State Capital

Off-highway vehicle leadership from the AMA District 36, District 37, American Sand Association, the California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs, California-Nevada Snowmobile Association, and the Off-Road Business Association met with Aaron Read and Associates this week to discuss continued reallocation of California’s OHMVR trust fund monies in the form of loans and, most recently, rationalization [...]

Jeff Knoll Joins ORBA Staff.

Jeff Knoll Joins ORBA Staff.

Jeff Knoll, co-founder of the popular King of the Hammers series of films and events recently joined the staff of the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA). Knoll’s Carrera Performance Group, LLC will offer consulting and marketing services to the business focused land use association.  Following the California 200 tragedy, Knoll shifted his primary focus to land [...]

A Small Victory in the Battle for Land Use!

“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” As I sat there listening to the famous speech by Abraham Lincoln, staring out the window that was etched with those very words on [...]

Off Highway Vehicle advocates travel to Washington DC to meet with the National Director of the BLM regarding the Special Recreational Permit process.

In response to perceived changes in the national policy of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a task force of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) leadership lead by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) headed to Washington DC on March 30th, 2011 to meet with the National Director of the BLM, Bob Abbey. The task force was [...]

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