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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next meeting: JULY 11 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 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. I want to name it the “Snag” trail. We did a lot of work on it June 3 and the prison crew did a little more work on it after that. It still needs a couple of tweaks here and there but it is open to ride. It is one of the few trails we have with very few rocks. We still have to sut open the next section on the north side of 208.
MERA WORK DAY
We are had our annual MERA work day on June 3. Five of us worked on the new “Snag” trail. Mark L. brought up a prototype tiller from Barreto Mfg. It worked pretty well in the soft stuff. A lot easier than digging by hand.
The ATV group cleaned up around the kids loop. The jeepers did some work and planning on their trails. It was a good turnout, but as always we could have used more bodies.
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 should be open, or close to it. I know most of it has been cut open, but still needs brush cut back in places and some smaller things are still hanging over the trail. The upper bridge on Bell Cr. Trail is hanging in there, and I mean that literally. The water was running behind the barrier they placed a couple of years ago and is continuing to wash the footing out. I’m not sure what the plan is to save 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.
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.
I added some new photos on a couple of pages.
Last update, 07/04/2017
First trip up to Breshaers in 2017
The bridge is hanging in there, but not looking good long term.