OHV recreation occurs all over the country on all sorts of terrains. Many lucky OHV recreationists will have the opportunity to experience riding on trails in heavily wooded areas, areas with serious exposure in mountainous areas or in open plains. Others yet will have the opportunity to ride on dunes or through the desert. Each type of area has its unique safety concerns – this article focuses on desert safety.

Registration for the 2019 INOHVAA and NOHVCC Annual Conferences in Reno, Nevada is now open! Please click here for additional information and to sign up. If you have any questions, please email us at trailhead@nohvcc.org. NOTE: Partners attending on a Travel Grant and those who received scholarships should have already received an email with instructions on how to register. Thanks – and see you in Reno!

Please fill in the brief survey found here to help NOHVCC better understand which retailers OHV enthusiasts are most likely to patronize. Any personal information will be confidential as only aggregated data will be utilized. The purpose of collecting this information is to better understand how and where OHV enthusiasts as a group engage in the marketplace. This, in turn, will help NOHVCC better identify potential corporate partners and sponsors.

Many OHV clubs and associations are 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organizations as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  This designation comes with all sorts of advantages including eligibility for many grant programs, but these advantages come with some limitations particularly when it comes to lobbying.  Lobbying is an important component to effective advocacy in support of creating a positive future for OHV recreation, so it is important to know

OHV maintenance, trail layout and design, trailhead development and any number of other projects require funding. If you have a project to complete, but are not sure where to get the funds, NOHVCC wants to help you get started. Many “old hands” in the OHV community are well-aware of the grant opportunities that are available, but others may not know where to begin. The following grant programs are a great

The ‘America the Beautiful Access Pass’ is “a free, lifetime pass – available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) – that provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.”  Click here for more information.  A list of the participating recreation sites can be

Back in December I wrote about a project in Cave Creek, AZ to create a family friendly riding area at a spot that historically had little management and lacked facilities. This lead to a proliferation of user- created trails, sanitation issues, and resource degradation near the staging area. Recently work began to start managing the area and create a family friendly destination. This effort began by partnering with the Tonto

Long-time friend of NOHVCC Max Reid recently sent us some information about a National Trails Day project we had to share. For those who don’t know Max, he retired from the Forest Service ten years ago, but his passion for OHV recreation and the Paiute Trail in Utah remain strong. One of his first days on the job with the Fishlake National Forest Max was told he would be the

Hopefully you are aware that NOHVCC began a series of free webinars in 2019. The webinars are designed to deliver quality and helpful information on OHV safety, education, management and other issues related to motorized recreation. The series kicked off in January 2019 with a presentation titled “What is NOHVCC?” Subsequent webinars focused on OHV Club and Association Development, Introduction to Mapping and GIS and Effective OHV Economic Impact Studies.

NOHVCC staff recently delivered a Great Trails Workshop in Colorado that featured a visit to the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  Hartman Rocks is a multiple-use area that provides opportunities for dirt bikes, mountain bikes, equestrian users, hikers, rock crawlers, trials bikes, rock climbers as well as ATVs and ROVs.  The area also has plenty of campsites that include fire rings and picnic tables