I attended the annual “Pedals vs Pistons vs Horseshoes vs Hiking Boots” trail build day in Flagstaff, AZ. Pistons won the win the best turnout, but everyone wins as this is multi-use trail open to all users. This system is nearly complete and is an amazing effort from multiple agencies and groups. @ Flagstaff, Arizona
We are very pleased with how well the first Great Trails Workshop in Utah went and can’t wait to go back in 1 1/2 weeks for the Spanish Fork Workshop. NOHVCC’s growing partnership with the OHV clubs, trail managers, and State Program in Utah is going to lead to great things.
NOHVCC’s webinar series continues on October 1 with “Learn To Host Rides For Veterans.” This informational webinar will be hosted by Dan Kleen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NOHVCC and External Relations Director, Iowa OHV Association. Dan has experience as he has hosted several of these events already. To read about one of his experiences click here.
Dan’s call to action summed it up best – “Thirty percent of vets have disabilities as a result of their service. That’s 3.8 million veterans. We challenge each of you to work with your organizations to host a ride. There are many programs out there, like Wounded Warriors, helping our veterans, but they are often limited on the number of vets they can help. We can change that. Each of us can help by organizing small, local events.”
Dan’s presentation can help you and your club kickstart your own rides for veterans or help those who have already hosted rides but would like to do more.
What was intended to be a special, one-day event called the “Thank You For Your Service Ride,” has turned into so much more. NOHVCC Chairman and External Relations Director for the Iowa OHV Association, Dan Kleen, has now organized several veterans’ rides in Iowa (with more to come). This webi...