Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has agreed to serve as title sponsor of NOHVCC’s Mobile Workshop at Windrock Park near Knoxville, Tennessee on August 18. Grant funding from OAI will offset much of the cost of providing the Workshop, and the official title of the event will be NOHVCC Mobile Workshop Presented by Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative.
Workshop attendees will be OHV enthusiasts, industry professionals, and land managers who will take part in a management tour of Windrock Park in provided Yamaha ROVs. Other Workshop activities will include moderated discussions on successful management practices and sustainable trail development. Past Workshops and Conferences have proven that the highly motivated participants will take home and implement the “tools” provided at these events, helping NOHVCC achieve its mission of creating a positive future for OHV recreation.
“Yamaha and the Outdoor Access Initiative have long supported OHV enthusiasts, clubs, and managers making them the perfect sponsor for this year’s Mobile Workshop,” said Duane Taylor, Executive Director, NOHVCC. “Just like NOHVCC, everyone participating in the Workshop and Annual Conference could benefit from OAI. I encourage everyone in the OHV community to familiarize themselves with what OAI offers and to take advantage of Yamaha’s commitment to safe, responsible, and abundant motorized recreation.”
From the OAI website:
The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is dedicated to those who work and play outdoors including, but not limited to, those who rely on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to ride, camp, hunt or fish.
Supporting the outdoor enthusiast, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.
Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax exempt groups (clubs & associations), public riding areas (local, state and federal), outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation organizations, and communities with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles. Our committee will review each application and award funds to deserving projects.
To learn more visit yamahaoai.com.
This year Windrock Park, a Destination Yamaha facility, will host NOHVCC’s Mobile Workshop. From Windrock Park’s website:
Windrock Park is 73,000 acres of off-road excitement located in Oliver Springs, TN. The trails accommodate all types of vehicles from ATVs, SxSs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, Jeeps/4x4s, buggies and trucks. We are the LARGEST privately owned riding area in the country. Known for keeping the rider in mind, come see what everyone is talking about!
We offer a variety of amenities including more than 300 miles of trail riding, camping and events! Come enjoy a family-oriented atmosphere and don’t forget to get a souvenir before you go!
Windrock Park also has a variety of additional offerings in addition to being your premier off-road adventure park!
Important Safety Information for Mobile Workshop Participants
As with any NOHVCC event that includes operating or riding as a passenger on or in an OHV, all participants must follow NOHVCC’s safety ethic. This means anyone who operates a dirt bike, ATV or ROV, or who rides as a passenger in an ROV, MUST wear all appropriate safety gear. For all vehicles this includes a DOT-compliant helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jersey, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves. All gear must be worn at all times while operating any of these vehicles – including while loading and unloading.
Anyone not wearing all appropriate safety gear will be prohibited from participating in the ride. NOHVCC will have a few loaner helmets, goggles and gloves; however, everyone is encouraged to bring their own gear. Loaner gear will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There will NOT be enough for everyone.
Once everyone is properly geared up, we anticipate a fun and educational day out at Windrock.
See you in Tennessee!