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May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
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Two collegiate teams shared the first place award in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) in Late March, 2002. The University of Idaho and Kettering University survived the elements-a full week of testing and events, and the challenge of competing among 15 collegiate teams and nearly 200 of their student...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(Northern CA Field Representative for the California Off-Road Vehicle Assn. and Lake County Crawlers chapter of the United Four Wheel Drive Assn.)
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The OHV community continues to face extensive land closures. Our United States Representatives, in combined efforts with unbalanced environmentalists, have claimed massive land grabs. As a result, our right to ride is being threatened. I have been dirtbike riding with my boyfriend for the last seven years throughout California. We have witnessed...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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Jack Raudy, a regular writer for the BlueRibbon Magazine, and former consultant to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD), has been selected as the executive director for the 8,000-member California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs, according to association president, David Douglas. Douglas said that Raudy assumed...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(High Rock Trekkers)
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California is one of the first states to introduce a four-stroke snowmobile that significantly reduces engine sound, has reduced air pollution levels and gets three times the gas mileage of the current two-stroke machines. Recently, members of the national and local media were invited to the beautiful Bear River Resort in the high Sierra, where...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(BRC Membership Manager)
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This month, in this very special issue of the BlueRibbon Magazine, I would like to pay tribute to our members. Not by name, I don't begin to have enough room to do that even if my memory was reliable enough to remember all the special efforts made by many of our members. Instead I would like to acknowledge our members' contributions as a whole....
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(BRC Board of Directors)
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You've never heard of Clavey River? Not many people have, and that's probably a good thing. The Clavey drains the 300,000-acre watershed just north of Yosemite National Park-a beautiful, heavily wooded and somewhat remote place. My involvement in the Clavey began when some folks representing the Tuolumne River Trust wanted to obtain Wild and...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(BRC Board Member)
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Lots of people like to go to air shows. They are usually in the summer when it's hot outside. And that means cravings for anything cold! Frozen lemonade and ice cream bars are great sellers! When the big air show came to our area, the concessions were handled by a nationwide chain called Umbrella Food Systems that provide concessions all across...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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It is an unfortunate development of the 1964 Wilderness Act that those who seek to preserve the natural character of our nation's public resources often become their own worst enemy. Because of the heavy restrictions in Wilderness areas, including restrictions on recreational use, almost every attempt at such designation becomes a bitter struggle...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(Field Representative, CORVA)
It's known as one of the most grueling mountain bicycle races in the west-the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association's Keyesville Gold Nugget Classic in the mountains near Lake Isabella, California. On March 3rd, several OHVers assisted race officials in providing support in the form of motorcycles and ATVs. It was a day that started off with a...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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(BRC Board of Directors)
When the BlueRibbon Coalition was founded fifteen years ago, it was on the premise that we wanted to be full participants in the decision-making process that applied to the public lands our members used or would use for recreation. Our motto, Preserving Our Natural Resources FOR The Public Instead of FROM the Public, adopted at that time,...

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. We want to keep your land open for use, whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse, or your hiking boots.

Today, the BlueRibbon Coalition is a respected national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. [more]

As a 501(c)(3) organization, The BlueRibbon Coalition has enacted the following policy: BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc. does not endorse or oppose any political candidates, donate or contribute to any political candidate's campaign, participate or engage in political fundraising events, distribute statements for or against particular political candidates, nor engage in any other activity that may constitute favoring or opposing a political candidate.