Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Off-Road Champions Make Video for BlueRibbon Coalition

Check out the new video of a great batch of off-road champions and businesses, pitching it up for BlueRibbon Coalition, including Dustin Webster, Lance Clifford, Big Rich Klein, Greg Mulkey, Brad and Roger Lovell, Mike Klensin, Shannon Campbell, and Victor Angon.

We're talking about top names helping to promote the biggest, bad dog on the block -- the BlueRibbon Coalition.  See the video and then make sure you join up or add a year to your membership, or get some of your buds to join.  These folks are telling us we need to strenghten this national grass roots organization more than ever. 

See it here: http://www.sharetrails.org/tv/champions/

Awesome,  thanks to all these folks/businesses for helping to build the strongest coalition ever...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jeep Beach Chooses BlueRibbon Coalition as One Charity of Choice


The Mid Florida Jeep Club announced today their charities of choice for the 2010 Jeep Beach of Florida are the Boys and Girls Club of Holly Hill Florida, and the Blue Ribbon Coalition!

We will be there in support of the club and the event on behalf of BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC).  Daytona Beach in May should be a lot of fun, but the event is well known for bringing quite a crowd, lots of vendors, and plenty of rigs to admire and enjoy. 

Held in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, in beautiful Daytona Beach, it's 3 days of family fun for every level of Jeeper! Last year's event was awesome with over 300 Jeeps and $10K worth of

This year's event will be bigger and better with obstacle courses for everyone, raffles and some of the best Jeep vendors there are! Make your plans today to attend! Go to the website below and click on the tabs above to pre-register and pre-order your event t-shirts and dog tags. This will guarantee your 2010 collectible merchandise. See you there!

When a club like Mid Florida Jeep Club designates such a nice donation from their event to land use (the BlueRibbon Coalition), it renews my hopes in saving trails and keeping our sports alive.  Thank you Jeep Beach and the Mid Florida Jeep Club.  Looking forward to meeting everyone in the club and all the Jeep Beach participants.    Del

Learn more and join BlueRibbon Coalition here: http://www.sharetrails.org/

Monday, April 12, 2010

Moab 2010 Jeep Safari

Moab Jeep Safari was a great event with tons of vendors (and networking going on).  BlueRibbon Coalition sent Stacie and I to rep BRC and continue the trail-saving work we've been doing there at this event for years.   We have to particularly thank our premier travel sponsor, GenRight Off Road, and our partner travel sponsors, Nemesis Industries and Metalcloak.  These great off-road businesses made sure that we were there to work with clubs, individuals and businesses on how to keep our off-road sport alive and well.
Here are some highlight photos for your enjoyment.
Stacie is getting a closeup shot of Curtis Thayn on Potato Salad Hill -- and Utah 4WD staffing their booth.

Nemesis Industries fender; and the Red Rock Raffle at about $180k worth of stuff.

Metalcloak has some awesome stuff and they helped us travel to Moab. 

GenRight Off Road was our premier partners in helping us travel to Moab.  Their new line of Aluminum JK stuff is pretty incredible - well built, light and made-to-fit.

Kurt Schneider, Del and Travis Carpenter at the BFG Outstanding Trails event -- I recognized Kurt and Travis for their work in land use and racing (King of the Hammers).

On a fun day, we went to Deadhorse Point State Park and stopped at "jump" rock.  Jerry Sparkman here decided just to look and not jump.  Smart man.

Famous people were all over Moab, like Chris Collard (L) and Ned Bacon (driving).

BFGoodrich Tires crew (and friends).  They announced the new trails for 2010 Outstanding Trails (see my blog elsewhere).

Once again, thanks to GenRight, Nemesis Industries and Metalcloak for helping us be BlueRibbon Coalition at the Moab Jeep Safari 2010.

MFS Adopts Albright Jeep for Maintenance, Repairs and Fixits

DEL ALBRIGHT ENTERPRISES – Recreational Advocacy and Outdoor Photojournalism


Contact: Del Albright
C: (209) 304-7693
Email: del@delalbright.com


MFS adopts Albright Jeep for maintenance, fabrication and TLC
Mokelumne Hill, CA, April 8, 2010. Del Albright, Recreation Advocate and internationally published Outdoor Photojournalist announced a new partnership with Motorsports Fabrication Services (MFS) of Lincoln, CA, that will help save trails and keep our outdoor sports alive and well.

“The Albright Land Use War Machine Jeep is 12 years old and has 140,000 miles on it, many over the roughest trails in the West,” said Del, “and I’ve been hoping for a nearby shop like MFS to take on old ‘Seein’ Red.”

“My full time efforts as a BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador and Recreation Advocate takes me to the trails, on the ground, with the troops; and to do that, my Jeep is a critical element of my successes,” Albright added.

“Red” is a full blown battle wagon for land use, the only one of its kind, with about every after market product you can imagine, sponsored by over two dozen off-road businesses like Poison Spyder, GenRight Off Road, Warn, Rubicon Express, Hanson Offroad, Raceline Wheels, Olympic4x4 Products, BFGoodrich Tires and others, with the North American XJ Association topping off the trail support. “This allows me to focus on advocacy and education on behalf of BlueRibbon Coalition members, and continue to work on responsible recreational access nationwide,” Albright concluded.

MFS is a relatively new business in Lincoln, CA, outside Sacramento with 10,000 sq. ft. of amazing tools and fabricating machines. More importantly, they have become a notable force for responsible four-wheeling and outdoor recreation on the nearby Rubicon Trail. Helping Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) is high on their list as well and they show up to help on work projects and FOTR events.

“We’re helping Del because we want him to stay in the fight for our trails and for our future,” said Jeff Hayer, co-owner of MFS. “We build a lot of rock buggies here, but Del’s land use Jeep is on top of our fixit list when he needs some help,” Jeff added.

Please learn more and visit MFS at http://www.mfs-ca.com

(Email del@delalbright.com for pictures if desired. See all Jeep buildup sponsors here at http://www.delalbright.com/access/sponsors.htm)

Del Albright, internationally recognized columnist and recreation advocate, also specializes in providing volunteer training and leadership courses. For more please visit www.delalbright.com and www.sharetrails.org.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CA -- Clear Creek OHV Area County Roads Back Open




Contact: Don Amador

Phone: 925.625.6287

Email: brdon@sharetrails.org

Date: April 7, 2010



HOLLISTER, CA (April 7)--A rural county in Central California made access history when it voted 4-0 to reassert its jurisdiction on 25 miles of county roads in an area currently closed by the federal government. The April 6 vote by the San Benito County Board of Supervisors to open roads currently closed to the public is a watershed moment for Californians who are fighting an avalanche of proposed closures on federal lands in the state.

The County also voted to have staff prepare public comments in support of Alternative A in the BLM's Draft Resource Management Plan for the Clear Creek Management Area Environmental Impact Statement. The BLM's preferred Alternative E functionally closes the area to meaningful vehicular access. Alternative A supports public use of all roads and trails that were open for motorized recreation and access before the 2008 interim closure.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "The San Benito County Board of Supervisors earned a place in the history books for taking a stand against a federal bureaucracy that has proposed a closure of historic proportions in their county. It was clear the Supervisors take seriously their constitutional role as a champion of the people and seek to protect the citizenry and the local economy from agenda-driven policies developed by unelected officials."

"When the federal government ignores the will of the people, local voters and users that visit the area have little choice but to look elsewhere for relief. Up and down the state, I see a growing number of counties who are joining with the people in defense of historic access to federal lands. Today's vote to reopen the roads for street-legal vehicles should be a clear signal to the BLM that their effort to make the Hollister Field Office a 'Human Free Zone' is going to be challenged," Amador concluded.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org

Monday, April 5, 2010

Volunteer Internet Warriors Wanted -- KAT Team for BRC

I am looking for a “few good folks” to join an elite team of Internet warriors. Check this out and see if you’re a fit for this team we’re building for BlueRibbon Coalition and access in general.

We offer you a chance to become part of an elite team of access soldiers. We are launching an effort to build a better network of communications in the Internet/Blog and social network world for access and land use issues. It’s called the Kickin’ Access Technology (KAT) Team.

We are experimenting with a variety of ways to help you better understand our recreational world and how you can make a huge difference in saving our trails and our sports. We are focused on the internet, social networks and forums. We need more volunteers posting up access information on forums and networks around the country.

Here's what it takes to be part of the KAT Team:

1. A member of BlueRibbon Coalition (and other groups as appropriate)

2. A frequent visitor of a forum/thread for which you would become in charge of for land use issues appropriate for BRC involvement or comment.

3. Be the primary contact for a thread/forum and be willing to post BRC and access Alerts and news to blogs and forums. Posting alerts and news would be one of your primary jobs (helping to communicate with the Internet world).

4. Be willing to be the “eyes and ears” for the KAT Team on at least one major forum or thread, connecting back to Del when advanced BRC input is needed.

Read more here and see if you’d like to apply: http://www.delalbright.com/Access/access_team.html


BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails for 2010

BFGoodrich Tires Announces Five Outstanding Trails for 2010

• BFGoodrich celebrates five year anniversary of Outstanding Trails program

• The five 2010 selected trails cover the map from Southern California to Pennsylvania

MOAB, Utah – April 2, 2010 – BFGoodrich Tires has announced the five trails selected for its Outstanding Trails program at a presentation held in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. Celebrating the program’s five year anniversary in 2010, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 19 trails, donating more than $70,000 to clubs across the United States and Canada. The program was established to raise awareness for responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails’ conservation efforts.

In collaboration with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), BFGoodrich Tires is proud to present the 2010 Outstanding Trails:

• Rausch Creek, Pa.
• Drummond Island, Mich.
• Yacolt, Wash.
• Johnson Valley, Calif.
• Holy Cross, Colo.

“The five trails that have been selected this year are well-deserving of the recognition and we’re excited to have them part of the Outstanding Trails family,” said Joe Mazur, light-truck marketing manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We look forward to honoring the clubs at selected events throughout the year and helping them maintain and preserve these beautiful off-road trails for everyone to enjoy.”

Read/download entire press release here: http://www.delalbright.com/Access/bfg_2010_trails.html