NOHVCC will award scholarships for a limited number of qualified individuals to attend the NOHVCC Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada October 17-19.  We recognize that attending the Conference is an expensive proposition, so we want to make sure we have the best and brightest from the OHV community participate.  These scholarships will cover the cost of travel, lodging, registration and most meals of awardees.   Invited to apply are active State

NOHVCC staff traveled to Gunnison, CO last month to host its most recent Great Trails Workshop.  The workshop series focuses on the design, layout, construction, maintenance and management of sustainable OHV trails and emphasizes hands-on field training.  Typically, participants include trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews; engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors; OHV club trail volunteers; and other interested stakeholders. If

Do you know of an OHV enthusiast, land manager, club, association or other organization that has gone above and beyond in support of fulfilling NOHVCC’s mission of “Creating a Positive Future for OHV Recreation?”  If so, please send an email to trailhead@nohvcc.org. Likewise, if you know of any success stories such as newly opened riding areas, successful mitigation of trail issues, positive outcomes from OHV management, etc., please let us

Groups have a louder voice than an individual.  It is easier to get work accomplished when there is a good team of people pulling in the right direction.  We are all social animals and sometimes we need to participate in activities with others and sharing our passions can elevate our experiences.  This is all true for nearly anything in which we engage.  OHV recreation is no exception. A troubling trend

In 1987 NOHVCC Chairman of the Board of Directors Dan Kleen was injured in a diving accident.  Before the accident, Dan was an avid motorcyclist (both on and off-highway).  After his injuries led to him wrestling with his new status as an incomplete C-6 quadriplegic he was worried he would have to completely abandon the sport that he loves.  Luckily, at the time ATVs and later the availability of ROVs

The Buckeye Community Arts Network (BCAN) recently featured the Toledo Trail Riders (TTR) in its “Take it Outside” segment.  Watch the video below to discover from Club President Matt Bucher how TTR was formed, and to watch volunteers hard at work maintaining single-track trail.  The video not only provides an example of how clubs can get involved, but also the type of positive exposure OHV recreation can receive when dedicated

NOHVCC continues its 2019 webinar series with an installment on effective OHV Economic Impact studies.  The webinar will be May 22 at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  Like prior webinars, participation is free. During this webinar, Mark Imerman from Regional Strategic, Ltd. will make a presentation on economic impact modeling for the off-highway vehicle recreation industry. The presentation will provide an overview of how economic impact modeling works, the information

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences authored by Dick Dufourd and published by NOHVCC is a comprehensive guide to OHV trail layout, design, construction and maintenance.  The 300+ page book has been internationally recognized as the must-have guidebook for OHV trails and provides the curriculum for NOHVCC’s Great Trails workshops. Click below to watch a video of Dick explain the features (and WOW factor) that make a great

Many OHV enthusiasts are well-versed in advocacy, what it means, why it is important, and how to effectively engage in the activity, but others may be new to the process and unsure of how to get started.  This article is the first in a series designed to help those new to engaging legislatures get up to speed.  Decisionmakers do exactly what their name implies – make decisions.  The decisions they

OHV recreation equals family recreation.  There are more options than ever to get outdoors and ride with family members both young and not so young.  But these options make it imperative that parents make sure that their children are of an appropriate age and maturity level to operate a motorized vehicle.  Thankfully the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) has some tools to help parents make informed decisions. First, safe ATV operation