The INOHVAA and NOHVCC conferences are only a few days away and below is a quick recap of the news items that have been sent recently to help you get ready for the conference. Please take a look below, and we will see YOU in Grand Rapids, Michigan next week! Hotel and Airport Shuttle Information Hotel address and contact info: 4747 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512, (616)-957-0100 For

The INOHVAA and NOHVCC Annual Conferences Mobile Workshop at the South Loop of the Little Manistee Trail System is next Thursday, August 16. You must be pre-registered to participate in the Mobile Workshop. If you are taking the bus from the Conference hotel – please be in the lobby/registration area no later than 6:45 am, the bus will depart at 7:00 am. The staging area for the Mobile Workshop is

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer “It can be easier to teach a rider how to be an equipment operator than to teach a seasoned heavy equipment operator how to build a trail.” That’s one of many insights offered by Dick Dufourd in his book, “Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails And Experiences.” Chapter 8, titled “Tools in the Toolbox: Equipment,” is 15 pages of information valuable to both rookie

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer Families with 4-wheel drive trucks love to crawl along the back roads of our country’s public lands, often camping along the way. Signed and mapped routes are plentiful in the West. Soon, Minnesota will have an adventure route of its own for families to enjoy. It’s called the Border-to-Border Touring Route, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior, across northern Minnesota to the North

Note: This is not an official NOHVCC event – See information in bold text below The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a tour of the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area on August 13, 2018. The event will kick off with a tour of the area on machines provided by the Michigan DNR or machines that you bring for the ride. The tour will be followed by lunch

By Marc Hildesheim, Project Manager for NOHVCC Building new OHV trail can be a daunting and difficult task. Regulations, costs, and staff capacity are all challenges that can keep new projects from coming to fruition. Luckily, there are creative and enthusiastic land managers like Josh Lattin of the Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest in Montana, who work to find new ways to build fun and sustainable OHV

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer “A destination members can be proud to see and enjoy.” That’s how an ATV club in Pennsylvania describes a project it completed last year. But it’s not a clubhouse, or a picnic area at a scenic overlook. It’s a bridge.  A bridge built with ingenuity in its design, resourcefulness in its funding, and a great sense of pride by club members. Al Sain, president

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in West Virginia is one of the preeminent success stories in off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. No other OHV trail system surpasses it in terms of 1) the scope of its partnership between government and private landowners, 2) the length, quality and variety of riding opportunities it created for the public, 3) its adherence to safety and 4) the economic impact and

By Geoff Chain, NOHVCC Project Coordinator Hi there, I’m Geoff Chain, an OHV and outdoors enthusiast and the newest member of the NOHVCC team! They asked me to write a little blurb about myself so here’s what I came up with. I was born and raised outside of Phoenix, Arizona when there used to still be farm fields and citrus groves. When I was around nine years old, my dad

By Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC Project Manager There are a lot of great things happening in OHV recreation in Nevada, and fortunately NOHVCC gets to tag along for the ride. The dedicated Commissioners and staff of the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles spent much of 2017 recruiting worthy grant applicants to best utilize the funds that the Commission manages for the public. These funds are collected from OHV registration fees and