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King of the Mountain Results Posted

The Pro Armor King of the Mountain proves to be the toughest SXS and ATV race in the country

Huntsville, TN (Sept 15, 2009) – The Pro Armor King of the Mountain Endurance Challenge lived up to the claim as the toughest Side X Side and ATV race in the country. The course, built by hard-core racers for hard-core racers, pushed all that raced to a level that they never thought was possible. Many of the racers commented that the course was much tougher than they expected, not believing the hype. Although exhausted, the majority of the racers said they would return next year with expectations of an even more extreme course. And the promoters will give it to them, as they vow to push the bar even higher for the toughest SXS and ATV race in the country.

Congratulations go out to SXS Class winners Mike Mahan and co- driver Chris Hickey, besting second place by 2 laps and logging 16 laps in a time of 4:03:02. ATV class winner Denny Carson, who completed 14 laps in a time of 4:07:42, also finished 2 laps in front. The winners of each race can now say they are the Baddest of the Bad – until next year.

“I hope we get to do it again next year! If you plan on racing, prepare for the toughest 4 hours SXS racing has seen yet.” – UTVWeekly.com

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Drag Boat Festival Rescheduled for This Weekend At Red Bluff Recreation Area

Drag Boat Festival Rescheduled for This Weekend At Red Bluff Recreation Area

Willows, May 27, 2008 - The annual International Hot Boat Association Nitro Nationals Drag Boat Festival previously scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Red Bluff in the Red Bluff Recreation Area was canceled due to unsafe winds on the water surface. The event is now rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1.

Trail access and Sale Lane entry into the Red Bluff Recreation Area will be closed starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 30, through 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2.

During the event the Forest Service boat ramp below the Diversion Dam will remain open with an alternate access route through the event parking area. Sycamore Grove Campground will be open during the event and available to the public on a first come-first served basis.

The purpose for the closure is to provide for public safety, prevent theft and vandalism of facilities, vendor(s) equipment, and prevent access into the permit area during the event, said Paul Montgomery, Grindstone District Implementation Officer.

The Drag Boat Festival is an authorized event under a Special Use Permit issued by the Forest Service to New Entertainment Concepts. It has been a long standing event in Red Bluff and generates substantial revenue for the local community. Special Use fees from the event provide improvements for the Red Bluff Recreational Area, which is administered by the Mendocino National Forest.

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RALLY TO STOP CLOSURES AT OREGON DUNES NRA - REMINDER

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Dear BRC members, supporters and subscribers in Oregon,

Just a quick reminder that our partners from the Save The Riders Dunes (STRD) and A Line In The Sand need your help and attendance at a rally to stop closures at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (NRA). The Rally at Riley is happening this Saturday, November 17, 2012. The rally starts at noon at the Riley Ranch Co Park. You can download a copy of the flyer here.

Please pass this important alert on to your friends and family, and please ask them to take action as well.


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John Stewart

Wreck Chaser: Finding Aircraft Crash Sites

While discussing an upcoming trip to the Piute Mountains area of the Mojave desert with a fellow off-roader, an airplane crash site in that general area but unknown location was mentioned.  Fernando Ramirez replied, "No problem - I'll find it!"

As Fernando recounts:

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Stewards of Sierra Fundraiser Set

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest Membership Drive, BBQ Fundraiser & Optional Dual Sport Adventure to be held at Elks Lodge in Oakhurst, California, October 13-14, 2012.

It’s that time of year again to come out and help show your support for the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest (SOTSNF) which were voted as the 2011 Volunteer Trail Group of the Year, for the Sierra National Forest, Region 5 All of California, and the USDA/USFS Nationwide. This will be our 4th annual fundraising event for the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest an organization dedicated to keeping Public Access to the Sierra National Forest open for all to use and enjoy.

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