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July 26, 2017 Quarterly NHOVA BOD Meeting

The next quarter’s NHOHVA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th at the Claremont Community Center on 152 South Street, Claremont, NH… The Executive Board will meet at 4:00 PM and the full BOD will meet at 6:00 PM… This is a change of location from the past few meetings as well as the day moving from Thursday to Wednesday… I want to make sure that clubs have plenty of notice to ensure the appropriate representation is present at this meeting… In addition to the normal agenda, we will have reports from Trails Bureau, Fish and Game, and Committee Reports… I have appointed two new committees based on the BOD Guidance…the first Committee is looking at the GIA program and the second committee is looking at how more resources can provided for Trail enforcement, i.e, how do we get more Law Enforcement on the Trails… Additionally, we’ll be providing an update on where we are with the implementation of the online membership for the Club Incentive Law… As I noted at the Annual Meeting, we have clubs that because of a lack of paying dues, are “technically” in default…in the simplest terms this means they are no longer members of NHOHVA…hopefully this word gets to them… As a reminder, starting with the 2018 riding season, anyone who registers an ATV/UTV, must provide proof of Club Membership (meaning a club that is a member of NHOHVA) or pay an additional $30 per registration… Lastly, at the annual meeting, we discussed the possible need to get all clubs on the same membership renewal cycle…the time has come for this decision to... read more

NH Trails Bureau Press Release

For Immediate Release OHRV Trails Opening This Week (Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Bureau of Trails announces the start of the season for Off Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV). Traditionally, May 23rd marks the end of mud season, and the opening of OHRV trails for public use. Beginning today, designated riding areas in the southern and central part of the state will be open, along with the trails at Jericho Mountain State Park and the Millsfield trail system. Most of the remaining trails in Coos County will open later this week. “Riders are always excited for opening day,” says Bureau of Trails Chief Chris Gamache. “Although the entire trail network is not completely open, there is a variety of riding terrain throughout the state.” The Bureau of Trails, local OHRV clubs and landowners have been working collaboratively to prepare the trails for the upcoming season. Riders are advised to check with local clubs for specific information on whether trails are open or closed before riding. The Bureau of Trail’s website (nhtrails.org) provides weekly updates on trail... read more

Rail Trail Closure Update – Sullivan County ATV Club

Sullivan County ATV Club www.sullivancountyATVclub.org Rail Trail Closure Update The City of Claremont submitted a request for exception to allow motorized wheeled vehicles on the 1.84 mile segment of the City’s Rail Trail to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. This request can be viewed on online at the websites for the City of Claremont and at www.sullivancountyATVclub The Federal Highway Administration requested that other viable options be evaluated before they could make a final determination on the waiver. That means that the City of Claremont and SCATV are working hard to find other alternatives. In the meantime….. SCATV trails are OPEN!   Cat Hole – Mica Mine – Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail- Arrowhead Ski Area There is trailhead parking at Veteran’s Park – Burger King – State Trailhead past Home Depot across from the storage facility – Arrowhead Ski Area CLOSED-The Claremont Rail Trail from the state trailhead to the Claremont Savings Bank Community... read more