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Thursday, March 14th, 2013


Moab Diner T-ShirtMOAB, 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→

Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo ~ Reno Outdoor Recreation Expo 
Spring Home & Garden Show ~ Reno Pet Show and Pug Parade

blueribbon coalitionRENO, NV    MARCH 6, 2012:  One of the featured activities at this years Reno Expo at the Reno Sparks Convention Center is a Silent Auction to benefit the BlueRibbon Coalition.  The show will run for three days March 23, 24 and 25, 2012 with the ability to bid on auction items every day.  Bidding will close on Sunday March 25th at 1pm and winners will be announced at 2pm.  “We are excited to add this new feature to our shows this year,” said event producer Al Lockett.  “We always look for a way to support the local and national community and by supporting the BlueRibbon Coalition we feel it truly supports both.” Read More→

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Team applications (Free) accepted now! 

Seven (7) 4×4 or UTV teams will get to compete for a chance to be famous and win prizes at the Pomona Off Road Expo, while supporting landuse and helping to keep trails open.  This fun contest is open to the public and any and all  clubs are encouraged to apply.  On Sunday 10/9 at 11am, the seven selected teams/clubs will present their BEST PREPARED/SETUP trail rig to the crowd of cheering fans for a most unusual contest of preparation and preparedness!  Read More→

Buy Tickets with Code BRC2011 and Help Save Trails

POMONA, CALIF. (September 12, 2011) – The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, with BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as the official event charity.  Advance tickets purchased with the special promotion code BRC2011 at will net $1.00 for every ticket sold to BRC. Read More→

RENO, NV    MARCH 24, 2011:  Over a dozen vehicles left the Reno Sparks Convention Center for the “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Ride with all proceeds benefitting the Blue Ribbon Coalitions dedication to keeping our land open for use and protecting responsible recreational access.  The day in the dirt was the kick off to a weekend of the Reno Expos including the Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo, Reno Outdoor Sports & Recreation Expo, the Spring Home & Garden Show, and the Reno Pet Show and Pug Parade. Read More→

Tuesday March 22, 2011

RENO, NV    MARCH 18, 2011: The “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Ride for 4 wheel drive vehicles will take place on Tuesday March 22, 2011 with all proceeds going towards the Blue Ribbon Coalition and their dedication to keeping our land open for use and protecting responsible recreational access.

Join Vendors and Industry leaders for a day of fun. “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Registration is $35 per vehicle, which also includes two event tickets to the Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo, payable by check or cash at the Convention Center meeting place prior to leaving. Everyone will start on the same trail and then separate where “Mild meets Wild”.  Following the finish of the trail ride, participants will meet in Virginia City for a social gathering.  Please register immediately at Read More→

Applications Due by Tuesday Feb. 8th  – OPEN to PUBLIC

EVENT: Wednesday Feb. 9th 6pm, Main Stage Hammer Town.

HOSTED by Del Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador; Cal4 EA Coordinator; Access Army Grand Poobah

5 teams will be selected to participate.  4×4’s and Side-x-Side (UTV) rigs. Any team of up to four (4) folks can compete.  It’s all for fun and a little fame, with a cool trophy from Raceline Wheels for the winning team.  Also, several businesses have stepped up to provide swag, goodies, and freebies to participants and the audience. Read More→

Driver Travis Carpenter asks people to “Pledge per mile made”

For the second year in a row, Rock Zombie 4×4 club member Travis Carpenter of the 4405 “land-use” team is racing in the famed King of the Hammers off-road race on February 11th to generate funds for land-use. Held by HammerKing Productions ( and billed as the toughest off-road competition in the United States, the King of the Hammers is a mix of desert racing and hardcore rock crawling. The grueling 120 mile long course is split into two laps, and many competitors are not even able to finish the race. In only its 5th year, attendance at the race is expected to draw well over 30,000 people to the southern California desert.

The 4405 “Land-use” team is asking people to make a “Pledge per mile made” by Travis Carpenter to the Blue Ribbon Coalition. Individuals and companies may make a pledge at  The amount of the final donations will depend on how far Travis is able to travel in the event. A flat rate may also be pledged. Read More→

Pocatello, ID (April 19)—The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) announced today the significant support to help save trails nationwide from Brian Swearingen, owner, and the great folks at conceived a simple fund-raising program where paid subscriber funds for a two-week period went directly to BlueRibbon Coalition, netting a $3000 donation.

“My concept was simple and easy for subscribers to buy a membership to the forum and support BlueRibbon Coalition at the same time,” said Brian who goes by “Woody.” He set aside two weeks where all the funds raised would directly support keeping trails open by donating the funds to BRC. is a primarily Toyota based internet forum that also promotes responsible motorized recreation with a worldwide audience.

“This donation amplifies BRC’s force in educating the American public in responsible recreation while helping to keep our sports alive,” said Greg Mumm, Executive Director of BRC. “We are very appreciative of the fine folks at,” Greg added.

Note: any internet forum wishing to conduct a similar fund-raising project is encouraged to contact Del Albright at

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POCATELLO, ID (March 2)–The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud to report huge success in land use at the Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH) race. With two vehicles in the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers race, Motorsport Fabrication Services (MFS) of Lincoln, California, may not have won the race, but they insured that wheeled motorized access won big. With a race-a-thon lead by MFS and BFGoodrich Tires driver Travis Carpenter in his 4405 “Land-use” race vehicle, MFS managed to raise nearly $20,000 for various land-use organizations. Read More→

BRC Announces Release of BRC’s Recreation News

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

BRC is has added another tool to help our members and supporters learn about the issues that affect you.

In an age of information overload, it’s difficult to filter out the chaff and focus on just one issue. And when that issue is recreational access — it’s even harder to tolerate the misinformation and bias!

BRC’s Recreation News provides a snapshot of breaking news on recreation and public lands issues. We break it down by state, link to the story, and, when the mood strikes, we even offer some of BRC’s legendary pithy commentary.

Each day BRC’s Public Lands Department staff scans the World Wide Web and the different media outlets in order to bring you the information that matters to you. We do this to help you protect your roads, trails and snowmobile areas.

BRC’s Recreation News is the place to stay on top of the issues.

To subscribe, just go to, and fill out the appropriate information. Then under “Please select the mailing lists you would like to be subscribed to:” select “BRC’s Recreation News” from the list of check boxes and then click “Subscribe”.

You must signup to receive BRC’s Recreation News even if you are already on the Action Alert list. This will not change any other list you are already signed up for.


Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
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Categories : Land Use


Friday, February 12th, 2010

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is beginning the process of revising their regulations that govern how the agency prepares Forest Plans. Known as the “Planning Rule,” these regulations will be the driving force behind how the agency develops, amends and revises their Land Use Plans.

This is a big deal.

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Categories : Land Use