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semaTWENTYNINE PALMS, CA. (Feb. 7, 2013) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has joined with the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and a coalition of other land use advocacy organizations to keep the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area open to enthusiasts.

The Marine Corps wants to expand its base at Twentynine Palms, California to include ownership of nearly 147,000 acres of adjacent land in Johnson Valley in order to conduct large-scale training exercises for one or two months a year.  Read More→

RT233 Monster RacelineGARDEN GROVE, CA    NOVEMBER 29, 2012:  Every year since the King of the Hammers inception, Raceline Wheels has had multiple sets of Monster Wheels on course.  This year the Raceline Wheels team is adding a $5,000 bounty for the 2013 King of the Hammers winner in the Ultra4 race on Friday February 8, 2013 in Johnson Valley.  “We have always been about supporting our racers, who in turn support us. This is just one more opportunity that we are happy to put towards their success!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager. Read More→

August 20, 2012 (Temecula, CA) – Touted as the toughest extreme enduro in the United States, King of the Motos, held in conjunction with King of the Hammers announced details of the 2013 event and has officially opened pre-registration.

The “proof of concept” inaugural race in 2012 race was a self supported, twenty-one person invitational debuting in front of 30,000 spectators. Only six of twenty-one racers finished the brutal 85-mile course, adding to the mystique and reputation of the competition. Trials champion, Graham Jarvis from Great Britain won the race which combined punishing boulder climbs and descents linked with high-speed desert racing.

The 2013 race will expand in length from the previous 85-mile course, passing through many of the infamous rock climbs and descents that have made the Hammers area so famous within the off-road scene. The race will keep the spirit of the “one rider, one bike” format with no outside assistance, even in pits. Read More→

ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments.

The Long awaited Johnson Valley OHV area Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released last Friday in Washington, D.C.

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The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners over the next few weeks and comments submitted. In addition, ORBA is working with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C. through its CMRC relationship to lobby Congress to stop the expansion. We have successfully educated bipartisan Congressional membership in both the House and the Senate on this tremendous loss of OHV recreational opportunity.  To date, ORBA has invested over $70,000 into the approximately $300,000 effort to save Johnson Valley. Read More→


The United States Marine Corps would like to limit OHV use in Johnson Valley, but a dedicated group of offroaders called the Tin Benders 4×4 Club, whose membership includes families from around the country, hope to stop the Marine base expansion, and are donating funds to help ensure civilians can continue using the largest OHV area in the United States. The Tin Bender Jamboree attracted approximately 400 people and 110 Vehicles were officially registered for the event and therefore eligible for the free prize drawing. Roughly $10,000 was raised for the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), which is leading the fight to save Johnson Valley as a premier destination for off-road motor sports events and family recreation. The Tin Benders $9,500 donation was pushed to $10,000 with a $500 donation from Mike Ruzicka who donated art work for the event T-Shirts. Read More→

The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) associations in California, has organized a national effort to help save the world-renowned Johnson Valley OHV area in California. Mobilizing enthusiasts from across the country, and utilizing its relationship with the Livingston Group of Washington DC, CMRC has succeeded in its efforts to educate Congress about the unbelievable loss of public lands it has experienced since 1978 in the California Desert. The latest loss of opportunity stems from the 29 Palms Marine base expansion into the 160,000 acre Johnson Valley OHV area, which was created as part of the 1980 California Desert Protection Act. Read More→

April 18, 2012 – Washington, DC –  The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest OHV access groups in California, has agreed to contract terms with the Livingston Group, LLC in Washington, DC to help stave off the expansion of the 29 Palms Marine Base. The move comes on the heels of the expected April 27th, 2012 release of a Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) by the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps wishes to annex approximately 160,000 acres of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle area, which is the largest open OHV area in the United States and contributes over $70 million dollars into the economy of the surrounding High Desert communities annually. Read More→

Simi Valley, CA – March 26, 2012 – Fortunate enough to have one of the most extreme testing grounds in their backyard, GenRight Off-Road felt it was necessary to do their part to protect the Johnson Valley OHV area from the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion.  To help fund the cause GenRight Off-Road is donating $1500 to Read More→

Proceeds of sales from “Land-use” winch line will go to the CMRC JV defense fund. 

master-pullMaster-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes, once again commits to keeping public lands open to the public by donating a portion of the proceeds of its new, limited edition, green winch rope to the Johnson Valley defense fund which has been set up by the California Motorized Recreation Council. This campaign is in addition to the Master-Pull 4405 Race-A-Thon for land use which is excepting pledges for Master-Pull driver Travis Carpenter in the Master-Pull 4405 during the famed King of the Hammers. Read More→

With the new threats of recreation areas being closed every day around the nation launched a new project this week with a unique spin on generating income for much needed OHV activism to help keep public lands open for motorized recreation.

The UTV and Side X Side based retail outlet from Montana offers discount pricing on its growing inventory of parts and accessories. finishes every transaction with a pledge to match a dollar donation to the International Side X Side Association (ISA) if the customer choses to take the $1.00 “Check Out Challenge”. The donations will be contributed to the ISA Heritage fund and be used to help keep our public lands open to OHV users. Read More→

There is still time to act to help us keep the Johnson Valley OHV area open to the public!

As you are probably well aware, the Johnson Valley OHV area is very near and dear to our heart!  We are doing everything within our power to keep the area open to OHV use.  We ask that you please take a second and submit a comment to the Marines as to why it’s important to you.

Listed below is a summary of points taken from attending the public information meetings over the last two days.  You are more than welcome to use this information when writing your comments! Read More→

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