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

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!!

Howlin’ at the Moon Dual Sport and Adventure Rally 2016

By | July 23, 2016


Howlin’ at the Moon

AMA National Dual Sport and Adventure Rally

October 22-23 2016; Prescott Valley, Arizona

General Information: 

This year the rally will stage from the Prescott Elks Lodge located at 6245 E. State Route 69 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Pre-Registration is open through October 22nd, 2016.

Walk ups will be permitted if the event is not sold out. There is a 225 rider limit.

Registration is open to street legal motorcycles only.

  • 2-Day Registration is $110 before Sept. 26, 2016 – Includes Sat/Sun Breakfast buffet, Sat Lunch, Sat Banquet Dinner, Roll Charts, GPS Track logs, and Thank You gift.
  • 2- Day Registration after Sept. 26, 2016 is $120.00.
  • Saturday only is $85 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Banquet, Roll Chart, GPS Track logs.
  • Saturday only after Sept. 26, 2016 is $90.00.
  • Sunday only is $60 – Includes Breakfast, Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs.
  • Sunday only after Sept. 26, 2016 is $65.00

If you Pre-Register but must cancel, we will be happy to refund your money based on the following schedule.  (Email Don for refund information.)

100% Refund if notified before October 1st, 2016
50%  Refund if notified after October 1st, 2016

Passengers ride for free but must purchase separate food tickets.

Pre-event Friday Night Fish Fry at the Elks Lodge not included in entry fee.

This is an AMA Sanctioned event. AMA membership is recommended, but not required. To be entered in an AMA members only prize drawing at check-in, be sure to bring your current AMA member card or proof of membership (printed receipt or screen shot).

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

General Ride Information:

Dual Sport and  Adventure  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.
  • ‘C’ routes are big bike friendly and will be paved roads along with maintained and semi-maintained dirt roads.

Saturday starts off with a breakfast buffet at the Elks Lodge. Then everyone heads out for a destination ride to historic Crown King, Arizona where we will have lunch and gas up for the return trip. All routes will take you on a scenic and diverse ride through some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain in Arizona. From the high desert of the Hassayampa River Basin to the tall forests of the Bradshaw Mountains you will see why dual sport and adventure riding is so much fun in Arizona.

Saturday night everyone is invited to the Elks Lodge for the Banquet. We’ll have a great dinner and afterwards a little fun and games with the raffle and awards.

Sunday starts off with another excellent breakfast buffet but then you get to pick from shorter multiple loops running through the Bradshaw Mountains surrounding Prescott. The routes are designed to let you decide how long you want to go before heading for home.


Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM – Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM (MST) – Add to Calendar


Prescott Valley Elks Lodge – 6245 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 – View Map


Eventbrite – Click here


Click here for a PDF list of accommodations in the area.

Farewell to Tom Bickauskas

By | April 19, 2016

Last Thursday at the BLM Phoenix Field Office Don Hood had the honor of attending a “farewell” party for Tom Bickauskas and presenting him with a plaque from ATR and AZOHVC for his many years of promoting OHV recreation within the BLM.   Tom was a member of ATR in the 90’s and actually met his wife Karie at one of our club meetings.  An engineer by trade he somehow wound up working for the BLM, where he had to forego his ATR membership to insure no conflict of interest, and literally wrote the BLM book on how to successfully manage OHV recreation.

Tom is stepping up in the BLM ranks and moving to Alaska but he will be missed in Arizona.  Here a few pictures from the event.

FastrMC – Nichols Classic 2

By | January 15, 2016

FASTR will be returning with the Nichols Classic Sprint Enduro for 2016. This is the second year we have decided to dedicate this race to Bill Nichols, the man responsible for a large portion of the trails we have come to love. Be ready for a little bit of everything the Mile Markers has to offer with a few surprises to keep it fresh! Thanks to the “Arizona Sprint Enduro” format there will plenty of time between loops to recover and then charge each loop fresh.

Click here for Race Flyer