All Terrain Vehicle Association, Inc
P.O. Box 571
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Message Phone: 541-805-0172
EOATVA OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
President– Chris Hedden 786-5675
Vice President– Larry Cribbs 963-4521
Sec/Treas– Mark Barber 963-8147 email@example.com
Next meeting: July 10 2018, 7 P.M., Island City, City Hall
If anyone has been looking at this site it is obvious I have been neglecting it. I hope to do a better job of keeping things up to date this year. I would still like to find someone to revamp our website though. It is old and stale. It just needs updated. If anyone knows of someone that could help out with that, please let me know.
We have been doing a lot of work on MERA cleaning up sections of trail, building new singletrack and flagging more to be built this summer. We are getting quite a bit of single track brushed out but most likely won’t get it all done. They are getting started on extending 327 towards the North Knob. Blake has started work on connecting Dead Bull from 206 over to 208. Sean is extending the Spine Trail (222) for 4x4’s and ATV’s. Looks like a fun addition. The Snag extension on the north side of 208 has been cut out and is being used. We will see how it rides in before deciding if we need to do any more ground work on it.
MERA WORK DAY
We had our annual MERA work day on June 2. Four of us worked on adding to Snag (308). We got it cut open but did very little ground work. We will see what happens after it gets a few tracks on it.
The ATV and jeep group helped Sean on the Spine extension.
Group rides were kind of a bust last year. I don’t know if we will try again this year or not. That will come up for discussion at the meeting.
Breshears is open and in good shape, except for the Bridge on Bell Cr. Trail. The Forest Service is supposed to be up there next week to take a look at it andsee what our options are for repairing or replacing it.
We are going to set up some evaluations again this year. OMRA has obtained permission for us to evaluate ATV’s this year, to go along with motorcycles. As with motorcycles this will not be a training, but an evaluation to show that the kids know how to ride. Dates will be posted on the rideATVoregon.org website.
We had an evaluation on June 28 and had 23 kids show up. Three of them did both motorcycle and ATV. This was our best turnout to date. Our next evaluation will probably be the first part of August. Will set a date soon.
We need to keep better track of our volunteer hours. This applies to both MERA and Forest Service lands. Anytime you do any trail or road clearing on the F.S., keep track of the time you spent and the road/trail number. This all counts toward club volunteer hours, and has the added benefit of letting the F.S. know what roads are being used, giving them more reason to keep them open. You can report them to me at any time. Contact info is below, in box on the left.
I will try to post works days on here and on facebook, if I know a couple of days in advance what my plans are.
I added some new photos on a couple of pages.
Last update, 07/04/2018
We put some more blocks in 327 near Haywire Creek. Should take care of the worst of the mud but could still go a little higher.