Interest To The Off Road Community
Planning Huge ATV Riding Area
state goal is to create an ATV trail system that will span over five adjoining
counties — Clay, Owsley, Perry, Breathitt and Leslie. State and county oOfficials
hope to have the area accessible to ATV riders by next fall (2008), with long-term
plans including trails for horseback riding, hiking and biking. As part of this
goal, two Eastern Kentucky families
have agreed to open their properties of more than 10,000 acres of scenic terrain
on the outskirts of Buckhorn Lake for ATV, horsebak riding and hiking by the public. State and local officials have
been trying to capitalize on the notoriously rugged mountains of Eastern Kentucky
for years, and this ATV trail system is something that they feel will help get
the job done. Good job Kentucky. We can't wait for the trails to be opened.
Year Old Man Facing Charges of Endangerment On ATV
A 44 year
old man is facing charges of endangerment after crashing a two-person ATV vehicle
with his three young children riding on board with him, according to Scottsdale,
AZ police. The father, whose name we won't mention, was attempting to turn the
ATV on a steep incline at McDowell Sonoran Preserve when it rolled. He was flown
by helicopter to a Phoenix area hospital and diagnosed with a broken hip.
of the children suffered minor injuries; the 9-year-old boy had a sore left foot
Luckily only 2 of the kids were hurt. One had a sore foot and another received
a scratch on her cheek. None
of the 3 children riding the ATV were wearing a helmet, as is required by Arizona
state law for children under 18. The vehicle is built to carry only two people
at a time, and according to police the terrain was dangerous for the number of
people oin the vehicle. The father could also could be cited for the number of
passengers in the vehicle and the lack of helmets. We hope they throw the book
at this guy! These are the kind of idiots that give all of us a bad name by breaking
laws, and doing stupid things to endanger the lives of others.
Jersey Finally Getting ATV Park
state is finally moving along to fulfill its promise of an ATV park by buying
a 224-acre former sand and gravel strip mine in South Jersey. This is part of
an effort by the Department of Environmental Protection to provide a place for
ATV enthusiasts to ride legally as the state promised a number of years ago to
proivde. DEP Deputy Commissioner, John S. Watson, said his department has spent
$1.2 million in Green Acres funds to purchase the old strip mining tract in the
Pinelands in Monroe, Gloucester County. Plans also call for a second ATV park
in Ocean County. The project is of course opposed by the wacko environmentalists,
who would have us sit on our hands and do nothing for entertainment or pleasure.
Its about time New Jersey politicos start filling this long-ago promise.
Telling Parents ATVs Are A Bad Idea for Kids
An article titled
Researchers issue warning about kids and ATV's has been making waves in the papers
across the USA. According to the article "Parents are being warned once again
to think twice about buying their youngsters an all-terrain vehicle for Christmas
or any other special occasion. But manufacturers of the popular off road vehicles
respond that they can be safe when riders are prudent. Researchers at the Unversity
of Arkansas said that, based on 500 case histories of young people treated after
ATV accidents, youngsters under 16 should be barred from riding the vehicles.
"ATV use by children is intrinsically dangerous because of the instability of
the vehicles and the small size of children," they said in a statement issued
Monday. About a fourth of all U.S. ATV deaths -- 120 in 2005 -- involved youngsters
under 16. An estimated 40,000 youngsters were treated in emergency rooms that
year for ATV-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission."
ATV News Items On Our New ATV Page
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ATV news -
Introduces Their 2008 ATV Line
Telling Parents ATVs Are A Bad Idea for Kids
Cat Has Been Struggling
We've added a
new section just for ATVs. It
will have quad related articles, links to helpful ATV sites, ATV product reviews
and more. All for ATV Enthusiasts
a look at our newly added ATV articles covering such important topics as:
adding to these ATV archives, which can be found on our ATV
Info Page. A permanent link to this library of ATV articles will be added
to our links directory to the left in the coming days.
We've Been Adding
ATV Parks To Our ATV List
Your Own ATV and Go-Cart With These Plans
Four Wheel Drive Association's Rescue Tellico Fund!
support the fight to keep Tellico open by donating whatever you can to the Southern
Four Wheel Drive Association's "Rescue Tellico Fund". Every little bit
Representing The OHV Community
Slope No-Fee Coalition Group: Group support our rights as citizens for
the free use and access to our public lands
Coalition: "We are recreationists of all types, working together to preserve
our precious natural heritage."
- TreadLightly: Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization offering educational materials, training
courses, restoration opportunities, communication pieces and a variety of tools
to help arm recreationists with a set of outdoor ethics.
Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council: The NOHVCC provides information,
training and materials for OHV individuals, clubs, associations and agencies in
order to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.
the group of your choice, get active and involved so that our kids will have a
place to wheel. Now onto the discussion topics.
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