Thursday, October 29, 2009

SEMA Offers Helpful Land Use Guide

A “Guide to Land Use Policies & Off-Road Recreation” has just been added to our arsenal of information to help us fight back to keep our public lands open and our sports alive. Released by our friends at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), this guide offers some helpful stuff:

  • Some insight into major laws that dictate land use;
  • A look at the federal agencies who control our public lands by administering these laws;  
  • A listing of the some of the organizations that SEMA works with to protect the rights of off-road enthusiasts;  
  •  Provides SEMA’s position on these issues.
While much of this information is offered on other websites or through enthusiast organizations, SEMA adds to our collective fight by putting these key topics in one place through their SEMA Action Network (SAN) that really assists off-road businesses. I found this collection of key laws, government agencies, major land use groups and SEMA positions quite helpful as an enthusiast as well.

The SEMA SAN also has quite a collection of legislative resources that compliment what the off-road organizations offer, including model legislation, a listing of federal legislators, and a guide to lobbying elected officials. The SAN is free to join from their website.

Go here for more on the land use Guide and SAN:


Del Albright
Save My Trails (How to)
BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) Ambassador
Cal4Wheel (CA4WDC), Environmental Affairs
Access Army

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

King of the Hammers Race Driver WANTED! Apply now.

Simple question: "Do you want to drive in the Griffin Radiators King of the Hammers race in a fully sponsored race vehicle?"

No, I'm not joking! If you haven't been paying attention, is giving away the driver's seat to a fully prepped 500 horsepower race buggy for the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers race!

The - MFS race buggy is currently being prepped at Motorsport Fabrication Services for this unbelievable opportunity. You can check it out here -

So what's the catch? No real catch, you just have to reply to this thread ( on and tell us why in 500 words or less, why you think you should be chosen to drive the - MFS buggy in King of the Hammers. Oh yeah, and you have to be a red or yellow star member. But you've already got that part covered!

The winning person will get the following:

• A free entry into the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers

• A fully prepped race vehicle to drive in KOH

• Pre run time to learn the vehicle and the terrain

• A full pit crew

• All the logistics handled - just show up and race!

Nothing like this has ever been done before. It truly is a dream giveaway!

All entries must be submitted by December 25th, 2009 users will begin voting for their favorite of the top 5 January 1st, 2010. Voting will close February 1st, 2010 and WE WILL HAVE A DRIVER!

Winner must be in Johnson Valley by February 8th, 2010.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

4Wheel Parts Partners with BlueRibbon Coalitoin

4Wheel Parts Provides Huge Membership Incentive

4Wheel Parts $25 Gift Card for Membership

Join, renew or extend your current membership in BlueRibbon Coalition for $29, and 4Wheel Parts will give you a $25 Gift Card PLUS up to 15% off on all their goodies. AWESOME. This is a no-brainer. You can become a new member, or add to your existing membership for basically $4.00 for a year.

BlueRibbon is all sports -- all trails -- for all people. It is our only grassroots umbrella national organization. We all should belong.   And for existing members, with this deal, there's no reason not to extend your current membership out a year for $4.00.  4Wheel Parts is "in the game" helping us to save trails.  Wow.  And oh, when you get in on this deal, you'll see how BlueRibbon is now doing video-based web programs.  :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BFGoodrich Tires Supports Hump 'N Bump Event

In their on-going support of land use and access, BFGoodrich Tires has kicked in a set of five (5) BFG's, winner gets to choose up to 37" tire size, to the annual Vegas Valley 4Wheelers Hump 'N Bump event.  AWESOME!!!

The KM2 is my favorite but this lucky winner can choose size and tread design.

Hump 'N Bump is a great event conducted at Logandale OHV area, about an hour outside of Las Vegas.  This place as red rocks and sand dunes, with tons of rocky trails mixed in over a large beautiful area.  It's a BLAST.

Stacie and I will represent BlueRibbon Coalition and BFGoodrich Tires at Hump 'N Bump.  We'll present the tires (gift certificate) to the lucky winner during the drawing.

Check out this way cool event with some nice folks to boot:


Monday, October 12, 2009

BFGoodrich Tires Partnership with BlueRibbon Coalition

BFGoodrich Tires and BlueRibbon Coalition Join Forces to Raise Money for Saving Trails

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Oct. 10, 2009 – BFGoodrich Tires and BlueRibbon Coalition announced today a partnership that will benefit off-roaders and off-road trails alike. BFGoodrich Tires will make a $5 donation to the BlueRibbon Coalition for each of its new 10 sizes of BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 tires sold between August 2009 and December 2009.

(Photo: Del Albright (center) thanks Joe Mazur (L) and Gary Enterline (R) for their partnership, donations and continuing support  of BlueRibbon Coalition and access to our trails.  Photo by Stacie Albright).

Due to consumer demand, BFGoodrich recently expanded its line of Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 tire sizes, which are part of the 10 sizes eligible for the contribution. The tire sizes are as follows:

• LT345/75R16 LRD
• LT365/75R16 LRC
• 38X14.50R17 LRD
• 40X14.50R17 LRD
• 36X13.50R18 LRD
• 38X14.50R18 LRD
• 40X14.50R18 LRC
• 38X14.50R20 LRD
• 40X14.50R20 LRC
• 42X14.50R20 LRC

“The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tire has set the standard in the world of off-roading, both for competitive and recreational uses” said Gary Enterline, senior product category manager, light truck tires for BFGoodrich Tires. “What better way to give back to the community that made the tire what it is today than by teaming up with the BlueRibbon Coalition to help preserve our off-road trails.”

As a respected national recreation group that represents more than 600,000 recreationists nationwide, the BlueRibbon Coalition is dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters.

“This generous donation from BFGoodrich Tires will help the BlueRibbon Coalition continue working to keep public land open for use, whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse or your hiking boots,” said Greg Mumm, executive director of BlueRibbon Coalition.

Inspired by the BFGoodrich Tires Krawler™ T/AKX tire, which is the most successful tire in rock-crawling history, BFGoodrich Tires incorporates Krawler TEK® technology into the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 TriGard® sidewall. Krawler TEK technology consists of three main components: aggressive sidewall lugs, cut- and chip- resistant sidewall compounds and sidewall cords that are up to 33 percent stronger than the previous Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire. These advancements allow for more bite and sidewall protection along with increased strength and resistance to bruising caused by rocks and rough trails.

More information about the BlueRibbon Coalition is available at

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at

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Media Contacts: Lela Randall
(949) 223-2323

Monday, October 5, 2009

Access Army Calling All Fighters and Soldiers


It's not a game; it's about our access to public lands and waterways.  We're launching The Access Army, and we want you.  We're about wheeled access; nationally; for all of us.  We are FIGHTING BACK.

At this point there are no dues; few rules; and no meetings  -- just battle.  The Access Army is a non-partisan, non-violent, multi-organizational grassroots coalition led by a Joint Chiefs of Staff, comprised of soldiers from all walks of life and recreational pursuits, with the sole purpose of fighting back against unnecessary land and water closures, restrictions to access, and theft of our freedoms.

We are virtual -- we are harnessing the power of the Internet and social networking to save trails, keep our motorsports alive and defend our freedoms.

We are responsible users of lands and waterways, and we intend to maintain our freedom of access with our stewardship and strength in numbers. We've had enough closures and restrictions, let alone unjust treatment from those that oppose our way of life. We are fighting back and combining forces with organizations, groups, clubs, and businesses from all across our great country.

We fully support and belong to all those organization recreation groups out there now -- national, regional, state and local.  We are not stealing members from anyone; we are building an Army combined of everyone.  We insist our soldiers be part of standing organized recreation groups.  But The Access Army takes down any organizational barriers and removes any turf battles by acting more like a "friends" group or informal coalition.   
We have titles/ranks/honors like "Warrior", "Vanquisher", "Legionnaire" and  Genghis Khan.
Join us here.  We welcome all new recruits:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wilderness Zombie -- the undead

My BlueRibbon Coalition partner, Don Amador, The General, writes about the Wilderness Zombie and how to get rid of them with a good dose of Pombo Doctrine.  You gotta see this.  Utah is the target of choice these days, but Wilderness and the Wilderness Zombie, the undead, are always out there, everywhere, and very hard to "manage."  Yet there are strategies in this war on access and ways to control the undead that just keep coming back.
Read Don's blog about this here:


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Article: Strategies to Win the War on Access

Strategies of the War on Access

The Simple Principles Needed for Motorized Recreation to Win

By Del Albright, Recreation Advocate

Let there be no doubt: We are at war over our access to public lands and waterways. Further, we are at war over our basic freedoms like gun ownership, political views, consumer monitoring, and vehicle ownership. The list goes on, but more importantly, there are strategies we can employ to preserve our freedoms, keep our access, and protect our way of life. Here I offer those strategies to win the war on our freedoms; the war on our access.

War is a strong word, yes, but by definition is means any active hostility, contention, struggle or conflict (Webster’s New World Dictionary). We are in a constant struggle by folks who are hostile to our way of life. To me, this is war. We must fight back or suffer the consequences of losing what we love to do.

Go here to read more or download the article: