NOHVCC intends to move forward with an in-person Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee August 18-21, 2022.  Not only will we have our traditional Mobile Workshop, and plenty of presentations about best practices, opportunities, issues overcome by OHV enthusiasts, managers, agencies, and industry, we also are planning a few new wrinkles.  We hope everyone in the NOHVCC family can not only attend but participate and add to the discussion. Presently, NOHVCC

It will be of little shock for many that there is a large backlog of deferred maintenance on OHV trails across the country. This is especially true in high-use areas near urban interfaces and other popular OHV riding destinations. Many of these riding areas are on USFS and BLM managed lands. Unfortunately, these agencies are often under-staffed and under-funded which compounds the issue. Another hurdle is lack of available heavy

Thanks to funding from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife OHV Grant program, COHVCO will be holding two chainsaw trainings and an OHV workshop to educate and benefit the State’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, land managers, and other OHV stakeholders. These trainings will be focused on the vision and goals for OHV recreation in the future. All trainings are dependent on COVID-19 related regulations and meeting size requirements. Chainsaw Training: COHVCO,

Each of NOHVCC’s previous webinars are available online. NOHVCC staff and invited guests have covered myriad topics of importance to the OHV community, and we encourage you to visit the webinar archive to see which topics interest you most.  A brief description of each video can be found below. While we encourage everyone who has an interest in a webinar topic to participate live, we understand that sometimes that just

Most of us in the NOHVCC family are very familiar with not only our favorite type of OHV, but also the various other vehicles on the market and out on the trails. We have spent years or even decades riding motorcycles and ATVs and driving ROVs (also known as side-by-sides) and 4-Wheel Drive vehicles. It can be easy to forget a time when it was intimidating to see someone loading

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

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 “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