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Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Partners with National Nonprofit Dedicated to Responsible Recreation  

 Iconic Rancho® Brand Announces Official Sponsorship of Tread Lightly!Monroe, MI, July 22, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

<span”>Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.” Read More→

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Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program High Res 220x146 Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program Donates More Than $27K in Off Road GrantsSuwanee, Ga. (March 25, 2013) – Following its November launch at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Rugged Ridge today announced that so far its Trail Access Program has awarded six grants totaling more than $27,000 to non-profit off-road organizations. The first round of donations included grants to the following organizations for the purpose of keeping recreational trails open on public land and advancing the interests of the off-road hobby: Read More→

Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Becomes Sponsor of Off-Road Business Association

Rancho 220x109 Rancho® Announces Official Partnership with ORBA in an Effort to Help Benefit Off Road CommunityMonroe, MI, Feb. 17, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has announced its sponsorship of the Off-Road Business Association, Inc. (ORBA).

ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses that formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation. ORBA proactively protects recreation access and provides leadership in addressing land use issues by advancing policies that conserve the environment and provide off-road recreation opportunities.

“ORBA’s efforts are unparalled within our industry, and the organization directly impacts off-road enthusiast rights and access to recreation areas,” said Chris Gauss, sales and marketing manager, performance brands, Tenneco. “Ultimately, we’re committed to supporting the sport of off-road recreation in an environmentally responsible manner.” Read More→

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Jason Scherer TPAC 220x146 King of the Hammers   Jason Scherer   Joins TPAC EffortEach day this week, as part of TPAC’s update on our “Be a Trail Hero” fundraiser’s donor list, we will highlight a famous off-road champion who has endorsed TPAC’s effort to send pro-trail candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

Today, an off-road racing champion and long-time supporter of efforts to protect trail access on public lands endorsed The Trail PAC.  Jason Scherer is the 2009 King of the Hammers Race winner and has captured the crown at many other OHV competitions. Read More→

New Program Protects Use of Public Land and Helps Preserve Off-Road Hobby

Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program  220x146 RUGGED RIDGE Trail Access Program Launches at 2013 SEMA ShowSuwanee, Ga. (November 19, 2013) – Omix-ADA®, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road accessories announced the creation of theRugged Ridge Trail Access Program at its Off Road Success Center during the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, November 5 – 8.

This new program enables Omix-ADA, through its brand Rugged Ridge, to provide grants to non-profit organizations as a way of keeping recreational trails open on public land and advancing and protecting the off-road hobby. Read More→

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Saturday August 31st – Sunday September 1st – Labor Day Weekend – Loon Lake Spillway

Facebook 5 220x220 Everyone Who Recreates on the Rubicon Trail Should Support the 9th Annual Cantina for the Con This WeekendPLACERVILLE, CA AUGUST 27, 2013: Regardless of how many wheels are on your vehicle, or what size they happen to be, the Rubicon Trail is recreated by many. Show your support by participating in this weekends Cantina for the Con event at the Loon Lake Spillway entrance. It is an event featuring tacos, a raffle, a vendor midway and family friendly events throughout Saturday and Sunday. The event is accessible by car, RV or off-road vehicle. “So many people think of the Rubicon Trail as a 4×4 only trail, but we see UTV’s, Motorcycles, Trials Bikes, Quads, Horses, Hikers, Bikers and others utilizing the trail,” said Rusty Folena, President of the Rubicon Trail Foundation. “Our Foundation works every day to keep this trail open for everyone to use, specifically all types of motorized access.” Directions and more specific information can be found at http://rubicontrail.org/rtf-cantina.htm. Read More→

Saturday August 31st – Sunday September 1st – Labor Day Weekend – Loon Lake Spillway

2013 RTC CFC Flier 3 170x220 Cantina for the Con 9th Annual Event Expected to Be Biggest Fundraiser for Rubicon Trail to DatePLACERVILLE, CA   JULY 28, 2013:  Raceline Wheels and Falken Tires are proud to present the 9thannual Cantina for the Con.  The Rubicon Trail Foundation’s focus is on the health and well being of the Rubicon Trail.  Join the board of directors, companies from across the country and off road Rubicon Trail users for a weekend of Tacos, Vendor Midway, Activities for the Whole Family and a Huge Raffle that you can get to with a car or even participate in from home.  Read More→

Rep. Paul Cook’s Legislative Solution Would Also Provide Access for Marine Corps Training

Diamond Bar, CA (April 23, 2013) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has endorsed a proposal by Rep. Paul Cook that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) base at Twentynine Palms, California.  Under the compromise, the Marines would have access to the adjoining Johnson Valley Off-Highway (OHV) Recreation Area for up to 42 days a year for training exercises but the OHV area would be otherwise preserved in perpetuity.  Read More→

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save the hammers.org  220x71 NO GRAIN OF SAND! BILL INTRODUCED INTO CONGRESS THAT WILL ESTABLISH JOHNSON VALLEY AS NATIONAL OHV AREA.Today marks an historic day for the OHV community.

The attached bill is the language that will be noticed this morning with the Natural Resources Committee for a hearing next Friday. The intent of the bill is to protect all of Johnson Valley for recreational use, particularly off-highway vehicles, and provide the Marine Corps with narrow training opportunities per the approval of BLM (it specifically excludes the use dud-producing ordinance). There is no intent to close down any uses currently going on inside Johnson Valley (including mining claims). There is a strong desire to keep this bill focused on preserving Johnson Valley.

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ORBA BOARD INVADES MOAB

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


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The Off Road Business Association help its first open Board of Directors meeting in many years at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah. Timed during the Industry show the event was well attended by industry leaders. While not open to the general public, the meeting was broadcast over the public address system so that all in attendance could listen in. Topics included the Johnson Valley OHV Fight with news of official support from Congressman Cook announced after a mid day phone conversation with ORBA President Fred Wiley. Wiley reported that Congressman Cook would be exploring the Alternative 4 Hybrid  proposed by the Save The Hammers effort within the California Motorized Recreation Council. Read More→


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ORBA is working with a number of local and national organizations to protect motorized recreation in southern Utah.  President Obama is under pressure to designate 1.4 million acres of land in Utah as a National Monument.  The area surrounds Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah and is referred to as “Greater Canyonlands.”  There is no widespread local or Congressional support for the designation, which could threaten to close off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and shared access. Read More→

GET YOUR MOAB DINER T-SHIRT & SUPPORT BRC!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

 

Moab T Shirt email GET YOUR MOAB DINER T SHIRT & SUPPORT BRC!MOAB, UT (March 13, 2013) — Moab Diner, with help from RCH Designs, has partnered up with several off-road sponsors again this year to sell Moab t-shirts with a built-in support for The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC). The money raised from the sale of these shirts will help keep our trails in Moab, Utah open.  If you are interested in supporting BRC and the Moab trails, you only have until March 18th to buy your t-shirt online.  Even after that, however, you can still swing by the Moab Diner and get your t-shirt there, and have a great meal at the same time! Read More→