Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR), Saturday, Feb. 28th, 2009 at the Cal4 office in Sacramento. Send a friend or club member if you can't make it and would like to be part of the planning for the future of the Rubicon Trail. Even if you can't be there or be represented, we ALWAYS welcome input and ideas from anyone who loves the Rubicon Trail and wants to keep it open to motorized recreation – alive and well.
Get more details and sign up here: http://www.delalbright.com/Rubicon/fotr_2009_meeting.html
And yes, I'll be running again for Trail Boss as I see 2009 to be a critical year for us to have experienced leadership. J On the other hand, anyone who'd like some time in a leadership role, or who would like to be involved in the future of leading volunteers on the Rubicon, you are MORE than welcome to get on board. If we have a future Trail Boss out there, I'll be happy to start offering you more training and opportunities to learn this job.
Trail Boss FOTR
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
December 14, 2008, 2pm at the old Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, CA
Please accept this invitation to attend the celebration of the life of Dennis Mayer -- a hero, a friend, a mentor, a father and husband, and just one of the best inspirations you could ever hope to know. We all miss him terribly; but he wanted us to celebrate his life, not cry. So here's the plan. Sign up and learn more about this memorable event right here: http://www.delalbright.com/Misc/dennis_celebration.html
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Times are tough all over and some of our off-road businesses are going under -- or about to. Some are just keeping the lights on. We still have stuff that needs work; and we still have a Christmas list (of off-road goodies). PLEASE try to help keep our supporting businesses going. You can HELP.
Please buy from, and patronize those businesses that are helping us keep our lands and riding areas open. It's our way of helping them continue to help us.
Great Christmas and Holiday shopping deals are going on right now. We can help our partners.
Read more from me about this right here on my website:
Friday, November 21, 2008
Learn more and see a photo essay of the recent classes (and sign up for the next class) right here:
By the way, if you finish the online course by Dec. 20th, you get in on a fantastic drawing for prizes like a winch, Rancho Shocks, and a Warn PullzAll (plus a ton of swag for all grads).
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Recreationists Must Unite and Mobilize
By Del Albright, BlueRibbon Ambassador
Recreationists who enjoy the backcountry, waterways, off-pavement trails and SUV exploring have a huge new door of opportunity open to us – as well as a new challenge. The time has never been more critical for us to unite and mobilize to enjoy this new door and meet this new challenge. No matter how you wanted this election to turn out, we have to step up, work together, and mobilize our forces to help this new administration understand our sports and access issues.
Inherent with new Presidents, rotating congress critters, and term limits, we will always be in the game of educating new elected officials. It is our destiny if we are to survive.
I think there are a few steps we can take to ensure the future of our sports, no matter how you view this change in American politics. And one thing is for sure: we can all be proud of the fact that it is America and we can affect change by speaking up and working together. This is not the time to sit by and wait. We must act and help the newly-elected politicians at all levels understand that we are the responsible stewards of our public lands and that we deserve access. Here are my suggestions for “now what?”
Please go here to get the full article and what steps I think we need to take. You are welcome to use this article in pro-access newsletters, club news, websites, and magazines.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This week also includes the annual meeting of the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC). Several motorized groups will be coming together for an all day session on sharing common problems and finding solutions we can all use in our home organizations.
Learn more about SEMA here: http://www.sema.org/
Learn more about NAMRC here: http://www.namrc.com/
Learn more about BlueRibbon here: http://www.sharetrails.org/
Check it out here: http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/index.htm
Saturday, November 1, 2008
We MUST turn this around with our letters, our passion and our involvement in keeping our favorites trails open. Write your letters today http://www.pirate4x4.com/letters/