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: JUNE 13 2017, 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 cut open a new section of single track trail. It starts on 206 where Dead Bull trail ends and runs about 2 miles till it hits 208. This will be the focus of our June 3 work day. It is a big undertaking, but with some help from the prison work crew and some volunteers we hope to get it so it can be ridden by sometime this summer. It will take more than just Rob and I to do this project.
The ATV trails are open as far as you want to take them. Shaun will have to get up there and clear out some of the logging mess when the snow comes off. If you are riding up there and find things across the trail, please don’t be afraid to stop and throw if off to the side.
MERA WORK DAY
We are having our annual MERA work day on June 3 this year. It has been kind of hit and miss as far as numbers of people that show up from year to year. This year we will focus on building trail. There will be opportunities to work on single track, ATV or jeep trail. It will just depend on how many people show up and what they want to do. Hopefully with this much lead time people can mark the date on their calendar and plan to come help. We will meet at the Fox Hill Parking lot at 8 am and disperse from there.
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 snowed in and it looks like it will be quite a while till we even try to get up that way. We may go up that way Memorial weekend and see how far we can get.
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.
Our next YSEP evaluation will be July 15, 9:30 AM at the MERA training area. This will be for motorcycles and ATV’s.
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. We will be following the snow as it melts, as well as laying out some new single track trail. Help is always appreciated.
Last update, 05/31/2017
Working on 317, getting the hillside cut in.