Monday, July 2, 2018

JOIN THE STRATEGIC TRAIL FORCE



The 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday is when millions of Americans celebrate their freedom, history, and traditions. One of our cherished pastimes is using off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to recreate on public and private lands with family and friends. 

Since the fight to preserve our OHV heritage is never ending,  QWR is launching our STRATEGIC TRAIL FORCE (STF) campaign to build support for the ongoing efforts of the 6% (that means 94% of OHVers are not members of a club or otherwise engaged in advocacy efforts) of OHVers who are members of motorized organizations, who volunteer for trail stewardship projects, write letters to decision-makers, and donate to special efforts.

Dave Pickett (AMA D36) Northern California OHV Champion
and STF's 1st Official Member

QWR has created its STF program as a fun way to inspire OHVers who are not members of motorized organizations to consider joining one or more organizations, becoming a trail volunteer, and donating to special trail access projects. 

STF Window Decal


If you would like a set of our newly minted STF (5 inch x 4.5 inch) decals to display on your OHV or tow rig and a membership certificate, please consider a donation/sponsorship of $10 dollars or more to help cover shipping, etc.,  and our ongoing outreach efforts in 2018 to those OHVers who are not engaged with an organization or project.  *Note that it is for the STF initiative in the donation instruction box and give your mailing address.

LINK TO SUPPORT STF PROGRAM

For those of you who are not members yet of any organizations, QWR wants to give you a short list of the national organizations that we belong to or partner with (there are many others). Feel free to google up names of local and state OHV organizations where you recreate and join them as well.

BLUERIBBON COALITION (BRC) – BRC is a national non-profit organization that advocates for responsible OHV/OSV recreation on public and private lands.  It also has a highly effective legal program that has won motorized recreation cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Be sure and sign up for their Action Alerts.

LINK TO BRC

AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE RECREATION ACCESS (ARRA)- ARRA is a national organization that was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. Be sure and sign up for their Action Alerts.

LINK TO ARRA

AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION (AMA) – AMA’s mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling.  Don Amador was recently presented with the Friend of the AMA Award.  Sign up for AMA Alerts too!

LINK TO AMA

TREAD LIGHTLY! (TL) – TL’s Mission is to promote responsible recreation through stewardship, education and communication.  They publish and produce a lot of trail ethic-related materials.

LINK TO TREAD LIGHTLY!

OFF ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME (ORMHOF) – ORMHOF was established to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow.  Don Amador was inducted into the ORMHOF in 2016.

LINK TO ORMHOF

QWR wants to thank the OHVers who are already part of STF via your many years of service in being champions of our sport and favorite pastime.  But we especially want to thank those new STF members that have made the decision to JOIN, volunteer, or donate to help protect and defend access to high quality OHV recreation on public and private lands.

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