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Next 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

Fall 2015 Marshall University OHV Scholarship

Applications due August 7th, 2015, Classes begin August 24th. NOHVCC is once again proud to administer a scholarship for a semester of the Marshall University OHV Recreation Management program. The fall semester OHV Recreation Management courses are PLS 450/550: Introduction to Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation; and PLS 452/552: Construction of OHV Trail Systems. The information in these courses can be invaluable for both agency personnel as well as enthusiasts. The winner of the scholarship will be able to choose 1 of the 2 offered courses for this fall’s semester. This semester’s scholarship is being offered by the Right Rider Access Fund. The applications are due in the NOHVCC office on August 7th. NOHVCC will review the applications and choose a winner in the shortest amount of time possible. Fall courses begin August 24th. Information about all 4 courses, including how to register for the courses is on the NOHVCC website at: www.nohvcc.org/Education/MarshallU.aspx For more information regarding the scholarship or to receive an application, contact NOHVCC staff at trailhead@nohvcc.org. For additional information regarding the content of the course, contact Theresa Litteral M.S. attlitteral@njrati.org. The Right Rider Access Fund is a charitable, community benefit organization created in 2011 to support off-highway vehicle enthusiasts directly, by supplementing the work of the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, and in other ways. The Fund’s charitable mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles and to preserve their access to appropriate... read more

New Jersey Man Dies in an ATV Crash in Stratford

New Jersey Man Dies in an ATV Crash in Stratford ​32 year old Joshua Maguire of Blairstown, NJ died from injuries sustained in an ATV crash in Stratford at approximately 3:00 PM on July 10, 2015.  Maguire was leaving a family camp on Potato Hill Road in Stratford with a friend, on a separate ATV, when he failed to negotiate a turn and went off the road.  Potato Hill Road is also an ATV trail and is maintained as such.  Maguire was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  New Hampshire Fish and Game along with New Hampshire State Police worked together on the investigation and were able to determine that speed was the major contributing factor to the... read more

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE July 1, 2015 Contact: Harry C. Brown, President Ride the Wilds 603-237-5716 ridethewild@gmail.com For immediate release: An internal Executive Committee email within the North Country OHRV Coalition was recently released to outside sources, according to Harry Brown, President and spokesperson for the Coalition. The memo outlined the Coalition’s discussions with Eversource, the builder of the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line. The following is an excerpt from the memo: “I [Harry Brown] have spoken with every single director about my activities reference the ‘Northern Pass’ negotiations. While the final details are not even worked out – thought it might be today – it looks like this at this moment: up front $250,000 to $ 500,000 and a gift of land of a little over 1,100 acres in the Diamond Pond area valued in excess of $ 1,500,000 with 9 residential structures in various sizes.   Once the Northern Pass project is approved, then they will grant us an easement for a trail from Hall Streams Road in Pittsburg to the Dixville town line on Sugar Hill.  In addition, they will grant us $ 500,000 a year over the next 10 years or an addition $ FIVE MILLION DOLLARS!” Brown claims that this memo, or parts of it, have been distributed to the press. He maintains that it is premature to release anything because the Coalition lacks a firm offer from Eversource. Brown nonetheless acknowledged that the above quote from the internal memo is an accurate depiction of discussions to date. If and when, according to Brown, the Coalition is offered something concrete to discuss, the following process will most... read more