Quick Howlin’ at the Moon recap!

By | October 23, 2017

Just got back from the Howlin’ at the Moon Dual Sport and Adventure Rally up in the Payson Az. We had a great time and it was great to see all the familiar faces/friends and meet some new ones.

Thanks to the Payson Elks Lodge #2154 for allowing the Arizona Trail Riders and a bunch of dirt bikers to take over the place for the weekend. Their awesome staff and facilities sure make for a great place to stage a party with 150 other people who enjoy riding motorcycles as much as I do 

Got a few pictures from the event but this year I was doing support and did not ride. Saturday everybody behaved themselves but unfortunately my perfectly boring Sunday did get interrupted with a call to pick up an injured rider who ultimately was informed she had broken her right tib. Why is it always the girls that cause trouble  Hope you heal up fast Kelly Randall.

Finally Thank You to everybody who attended the event this year and our awesome sponsors for all the raffle goodies. I know there were just a few tired riders at the Saturday night dinner/banquet so hopefully we did not keep you up too late giving away all the great raffle prizes.

Next up the Rubber Chicken Dual Sport in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Sheridan Mountain Showdown 2017

By | September 15, 2017

Sunday, October 1st , 2017

SCHEDULE: (Subject to Change)
• Saturday Registration 1pm – 7pm
• Saturday Tech Inspection 1pm – 6:30pm
• Sunday Registration 6am – 7:30am
• Sunday Tech Inspection 6am – 8am
• Sunday mandatory Riders Meeting 8:15am
• Sunday race starts at 9:01am

• Qualifier format; No timekeeping
• Approx. mileage: A/AA/B: 80, C: 40
• Transponder not required
• Must check into registration prior to racing
• Late arrivals will not be allowed to race
• Four riders per minute at Start Transfer
• Riders will start Test Sections every 15 seconds
• Gas pit at staging area (course will loop back to staging)
• AMRA backgrounds and numbers not required
• You will be assigned a race number for this race only
• No jetting loop. COME PREPARED!
• Elevation 3000’ – 6000’
• No Quads or Minis
• All RIDERS MUST HAVE A GAS MAT!! (rubber doormat works great)

• *REGISTRATION OPENS Sept 1st, 2017*
• Big Bike Pre-entry is $65 until Tuesday, Sept 26th, 2017 at 11:59p
• Please save money by Pre-Entering online at www.amraracing.com.
• Big Bike Entry at the event is $75 – CASH ONLY
• Row assignments will be emailed and available online
• Our apologies to the AMRA Minis but our event location does not have a
suitable location for Mini racing

Race Flyer Here

Howlin’ at the Moon – October 21-22, 2017

By | June 28, 2017

The rally will be held in Payson, Arizona on October 21-22, 2017 at the Payson Elks Lodge – 1206 N Beeline Hwy.

  • Payson is at an elevation of 5000 feet and course elevation will range from 3000 to 7,500 feet.
  • Pre-Registration open through October 19, 2017.
  • There is a 250 rider limit for this event.
  • Registration is open to street legal motorcyclists only.
  • AMA Membership is required. “1 Event” membership available for $20.00.
  • 2-Day Registration is $110 – Includes Sat/Sun Breakfast buffet, Sat Lunch, Sat Banquet Dinner, Roll Charts, GPS Track logs, and Thank You gift.
  • Saturday only is $85 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Banquet, Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs.
  • Sunday only is $60 – Includes Breakfast, Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs.
  • Passengers ride for free but must purchase separate food tickets.
  • AMA Sanctioned and permitted by the Tonto National Forest.
  • Limited RV and tent camping available at the Payson Elks Lodge.

Dual Sport A, B, and C routes available both days. ‘A’ routes are the toughest and include all manner of 2-track and some single track trail. ‘B’ routes are a mix of maintained and un-maintained roads and should be considered “Hero” routes for Adventure riders. The ‘C’ routes are big bike friendly and will be paved roads along with maintained and semi-maintained dirt roads.

Adventure riders have two riding options. You can ride the Dual Sport C routes which take you from Payson to Young for lunch and back to Payson for the banquet Saturday night, or opt for the point-to-point ride which will leave Payson Saturday morning, spend Saturday night in Young, and return to Payson on Sunday. Thank You to the Arizona Adventure Riders Group for helping us with the Adventure routes this year.

Go to www.arizonatrailriders.org for links to Registration, Preview Videos, Hotel and Camping info, and additional information.

Dual Sport Registration

Young Overnight Adventure

For questions contact Don Hood (602.692.9382) or Frank Staley (623.826.1092)

Off-Highway Vehicle Program | Arizona State Parks

By | February 8, 2017

Off-Highway Vehicle Program Economic Impact Survey

In recent years off-highway vehicle use has grown significantly throughout Arizona. With 365 riding days per year, scenic trails, and great weather, Arizona draws OHV enthusiasts from across the country to access our motorized trails. With Arizona’s growing OHV community in mind, Arizona State Parks has partnered with Arizona State University to better determine the economic impact this activity has in our state.

Over the next 12 months Arizona State Parks will be collecting user surveys both electronically and at various riding areas throughout the state. Having a better understanding of spending behaviors, travel trends, and trail needs will aid us in providing a better statewide trail system, programs, and information to you, the OHV users.

This survey is completely voluntary and we greatly appreciate all those that are willing to participate. The questionnaire should not take more than eight minutes to complete. Your response is extremely important and is vital to the success of this study and the future of our OHV trail system.

To participate please click here to complete the survey.

Source: Off-Highway Vehicle Program | Arizona State Parks

Reward Offered After the Killing of Three Female Burros

By | August 10, 2016

blmFor Immediate Release

Date: July 25, 2016
Media Contact: Adam Eggers
480-489-3758, aeggers@blm.gov

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the intentional killing of three female wild burros in the Morgan City Wash, just south of Lake Pleasant, Ariz.

Anyone with information on the burro killings is encouraged to call 623-434-4580.  All calls received will be kept confidential.  Wild burros are protected from harassment or killing by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, as amended.

A citizen reported finding the decomposing bodies of three burros on private land within the BLM’s Lake Pleasant Herd Management Area in late May.  Since that time, BLM Law Enforcement has determined that the burros cause of death was gunshot wounds.  One burro had been shot in the stomach with the other two shot in the head.

City of Scottsdale: Add bicycle lanes on Happy Valley road between Hayden and Miller now!!

By | August 4, 2016

shareroadWe are trying to get the city of Scottsdale to put in bike lanes on the 1/2 mile section between Miller and Hayden on Happy Valley Road. This area becomes a choke point and is really sketchy. There are great bike lanes on each end but this section in the middle is very dangerous. Please sign this petition so that we can try and make this happen.

City of Scottsdale: Add bicycle lanes on Happy Valley road between Hayden and Miller now!!