2018 Awards Banquet Gearing Up.

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The 2018 Awards Banquet is coming January 5, 2019.  A Gala Presentation of Awards earned by our District 36 Champions in all classes will be accompanied by a Bar-B-Q Dinner, Prizes, Sponsor Displays and getting together with Racing Friends off the track!

Plus a District 36 Sponsored Fundraiser for the Camp Fire Victims.  Support this worthy cause and get a chance (or more) to Win a 2018 KTM 250 XC-W.  Tickets for this drawing are $50 each with only 500 being sold!  For more information see our
KTM Fundraiser Raffle Bike page


Meanwhile Get Your Banquet Tickets Now While Your Here!

Get your Banquet tickets here online at a discounted price:

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Reserved Prices Online:

Adults            $40
Kids (5-12)    $25

Table for 8 (includes 8 adult tickets)   $300   

At the door:

Adults            $50 
Kids (5-12)    $30

NO Tables reservations available at the door

Place:  
Lodi Grape Festival
413 E. Lockeford St. Lodi, CA 95240

Date:
January 5, 2019

Time:
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm (doors open 4:00 pm)

Don’t want to get your discounted tickets online?
Then get the flyer and mail in your reservations–you’ll still get the discount!
must be postmarked by December 29, 2018
Banquet Flyer

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Your District 36 LAO At Work!

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Below is a letter to the California Air Resources Board Sent by Don Amador, District 36 Government Affairs Representative and President of Quiet Warrior Racing/Consulting.  If you like to ride, this is a must read to see what the Air Resources Board’s proposed regulations can do to thwart OHV’s.

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Scott Monday
Staff Air Pollution Specialist
California Air Resources Board

RE: Red Sticker Proposal Workshop

Dear Mr. Monday:

Please accept my comments on behalf of AMA District 36 (D36) in regards to proposals from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Red Sticker Program that were presented on October 23, 2018 in El Monte, California. This document shall not supplant the rights of other D36 agents and organizational or individual members from submitting their own comments and the agency should consider and appropriately respond to all comments received.

I have over 28 years of experience in recreation management which includes serving on the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission, CA OHV Stakeholders group, CA OHV Sound Working group, AMA National Sound Working Group, and Senior Policy Advisor for the BlueRibbon Coalition.

I currently serve as President of Quiet Warrior Racing/Consulting, Government Affairs Representative for AMA District 36, Core-Team Lead for FireScape Mendocino, and President of the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance.

I appreciate ARB’s collaborative efforts over the last 5 years to engage the OHV community, OHMVR Division, Industry, OHV Dealers, and other related stakeholders in this rulemaking process.

OVERVIEW

The presentation and subsequent comments made by attendees at the meeting on October 23 reminded me of an earlier and well intentioned (late 2000s-era) health-related regulatory effort by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) that resulted in a functional ban of youth off-road motorcycles and ATVs.

The CPSC based their “ead ban” initiative on what finally was acknowledged by the agency as poor or inaccurate data and assumptions. The fiscal impacts and resultant functional ban of youth OHVs kicked- off a national firestorm of opposition from parents, OHV dealers, and recreation organizations.

In fact, Malcolm Smith, an internationally recognized off-road racer and member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, hosted a media event at Malcolm Smith Motorsports to highlight the unjust nature of the CPSC regulation.

Finally, it took a bipartisan legislative effort in Congress to correct that ill-advised and unwarranted regulation. That legislation was signed into law by President Obama in 2011.

Unfortunately, the youth OHV marketplace never fully recovered from that debacle and its affects are still being felt today.

Further, the perception of well intentioned but ill-informed governmental actions can have long standing negative effect upon the acceptance of cooperation between users , manufacturers, and public agencies.

DISCUSSION

I strongly believe ARB continues to rely on inaccurate assumptions upon which it proposes a regulatory structure to “solve” the Red Sticker issue. Here are a few of my remaining post-meeting concerns if the current proposals are enacted.

* Unrealistic timeline for model certification and related implementation

* Riding a 2021 or later model year Red Sticker (vehicle) on public lands in CA on public lands will be prohibited

* Race bikes will not be able to practice on public lands

* Racers will have to sell their race bike to out-of-state buyers. If race bikes do not have a VIN number they may not be sellable, insurable, financeable, or trackable, and NOT legal for competition as sporting regulations often require VINs, proof of ownership and registration

* Dealers will have to divine selling red sticker bikes to customers who think they can ride them anyplace

* High performance Youth models would most likely disappear with NO suitable replacement currently available, NO youth or adult sporting regulations that currently allow e-vehicles in non- professional race series, and NO youth Trailbike classes exist for closed course Motocross style events

* End of off-road/trail oriented 2-Strokes

* Prolonged regulatory application processes will make it impossible for companies to certify compliant replacement products. Often these products are minimal CA volume, specific application products.

* Every replacement part application needs cost prohibitive testing, not just the design and it must have a long warranty and then the record keeping of failures and individual component registration become a paperwork nightmare if a manufacturer does go thru the certification process

* Prolonged regulatory process for motorcycle aftermarket components to be approved

* Unwarranted and unenforceable regulatory burden for state and federal law enforcement officers. Often FS/BLM law enforcement officials have up to a million acres – PER FIELD OFFICER – to patrol by themselves

* E-Vehicles cannot be effectively recharged in ANY State or Federal OHV area

RECOMMENDATION

“Lessons learned” from the ill-fated CPSC regulatory process strongly suggests that ARB should consider empowering a substantive collaborative process that includes representatives from the OEMs, aftermarket, dealers, state/federal land managers, law enforcement, and OHV organizations.

A similar collaborative process (CA OHV Sound Stakeholder Group) resulted in passage of the CA 96dBA Sound Law in 2003.

Results from a collaborative ARB/OHV stakeholder process could result in an amended proposal or alternative that is realistic, enforceable, and does not place an undue burden on riders, dealers, land agencies, and the industry.

I urge ARB to continue on its path of inclusion so that a final rule will reflect real “on-the-ground” usage patterns, related data, and factual emission impacts to the environment.

D36 looks forward to its continued involvement in this planning process.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Amador
Government Affairs
AMA District 36

Campfire Victims Fundraiser!

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District 36 has secured a 2018 KTM 250 XC-W for the 2018 Awards Banquet! 
ALL profits will be donated to the victims of the #campfire

Tickets will be sold for $50.00 each. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold.  400 tickets are available online, and the remainder available at the banquet. It’s a good cause, an awesome bike, and a great time! Please show your support to the victims of the #CampFire who have lost everything! 

Thank you Norcal Motorsports of Elk Grove for helping us secure the motorcycle!  We couldn’t have done this without you.

MojoMotoSport, has graciously offered to “BLING” the bike out for us. Check out the picture and see for yourself!

707 Suspension has graciously offered a full 707 Revalve & Spring tailored for the winning ticket holder’s weight and discipline.  This setup will include fork revalve, fork Springs, hi performance fork oil, micro polished fork tubes, shock revalve, progressive shock spring, low friction shock bushing, and hi performance shock oil!

Works Connection donated an awesome bike stand!

The love and support from these District 36 sponsors is amazing.  Please support those who support what we all love to do; ride and race motorcycles. You do not have to be present to win. 

Wilseyville #Race4Paradise!

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Breaking News….. The 65th Annual Wilseyville Hare Scramble is now #Race4Paradise!! In light of the recent horrific events that are occurring as a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County, ALL proceeds from this year’s race will be donated directly to victims of the Camp Fire. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people in Paradise and surrounding communities, and our hearts go out to all who are suffering as a result of this terrible fire. We thank you for your support in this endeavor.

Please like & share as a motorcycle racing community we can make a difference!!!

NorCal MC

Updated Wilseyville Flyer

Wilseyville HS – 4 Days Left To Pre-Enter!

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ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT
TO PRE-REGISTER 

                             

Pre-Registration closes November 14th at 5pm
Post Entry available at the meet

The Wilseyville Hare Scrambles
Final Round Of The 2018 District 36
Championship Cross Country Series

This is Round 16 of the District 36 – Mojo Motosport Championship Cross Country Series presented by SpecBolt , and Round 16 Of the District 36 – Motion Pro Youth Cross Country Championship Series presented by Honda, Kawasaki, KTM of Modesto

Stuff To Know……….

You MUST have:

  • Current AMA Membership Card**
  • Current District 36 Membership Card**
  • Scoring transponder compatible with D36 scoring equipment (available at signups)
  • USFS approved spark arrestor
  • Correct number plate and number-letter colors for your class on front and side plates
  • Correct numbers and letter sizes required (see D36 Operations Manual Section 3.2.2 for youth and section 6.14 thru 6.17.2 for adults)
  • Riding numbers on both sides of Helmet below the helmet strap.

AMA and District 36 Rules apply

**If you need to Join or renew give yourself extra time at sign-ups.

Date:    November 17 & 18 2018
Place:  6135 Blue Mountain Rd, Wilseyville, CA 95257

Racing starts at:  9 am on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday

See flyer for more details

Wilseyville HS Flyer     (some minor changes to race times)

Map to Wilseyville HS

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Blue Mountain HS Next Weekend!

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The 2018 Blue Mountain Hare Scrambles
in Wilseyville November 10th & 11th .
 

This is Round 15 of the District 36 – Mojo Motosport Championship Cross Country Series presented by SpecBolt , and Round 15 Of the District 36 – Motion Pro Youth Cross Country Championship Series presented by Honda, Kawasaki, KTM of Modesto

Stuff To Know……….

You MUST have:

  • Current AMA Membership Card**
  • Current District 36 Membership Card**
  • Scoring transponder compatible with D36 scoring equipment (available at signups)
  • USFS approved spark arrestor
  • Correct number plate and number-letter colors for your class on front and side plates
  • Correct numbers and letter sizes required (see D36 Operations Manual Section 3.2.2 for youth and section 6.14 thru 6.17.2 for adults)
  • Riding numbers on both sides of Helmet below the helmet strap.

AMA and District 36 Rules apply

**If you need to Join or renew give yourself extra time at sign-ups.

Date:    November 10 & 11 2018
Place:   7250 Mitchell Mill Rd.  Wilseyville CA  (this will get you close…then follow signs)

Racing starts at:  8 am on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday

See flyer for more details

Blue Mountain HS Flyer

Map to Blue Mountain HS

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November / December D36 Meetings Update

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The District 36 monthly meetings for November and December will fall on the second Wednesday of these respective months due to the Thanksgiving holiday in November and the Christmas holidays in December.

November meeting:  Wednesday November 14, 2018
December meeting:  Wednesday December 12, 2018
Meetings start at 7:30 pm and are open to members and guest.

The 2019 Board takes office on December 1, 2018 and will meet for the first time at the scheduled December meeting.

At this meeting the new Board of Directors will elect the Officers of the Corporation; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Qualifications to be an officer of the Corporation:
Officers shall be members in good standing of an Active Member Club/Promoter and a resident of the District.
Terms of office shall be two years from December 1 through November 30 two years later.

The new BOD will also select the Director of Competition, Discipline Stewards, Competition Committeemen/Committeewomen, Sanction Steward, LAO Director, Membership Director, Operations Manual Chairman and Newsletter Editor for 2019. If you have some time, and maybe a special skill, or just willing to work for the good of our sport we can use the help.

District 36 Meeting Location:

Americas Best Value Inn
1571 E Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville CA 95688
Map To Meeting

Lilliputian HS Next Weekend!

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The 2018 Lilliputian Hare Scrambles
at Prairie City OHV November 3rd & 4th .
 

This is Round 14 of the District 36 – Mojo Motosport Championship Cross Country Series presented by Honda, Kawasaki, KTM of Modesto, and Round 14 Of the District 36 – Motion Pro Youth Cross Country Championship Series presented by SpecBolt. 

Stuff To Know……….

You MUST have:

  • Current AMA Membership Card**
  • Current District 36 Membership Card**
  • Scoring transponder compatible with D36 scoring equipment (available at signups)
  • USFS approved spark arrestors
  • Correct number plate and number-letter colors for your class on front and side plates
  • Correct numbers and letter sizes required (see D36 Operations Manual Section 3.2.2 for youth and section 6.14 thru 6.17.2 for adults)
  • Riding numbers on both sides of Helmet below the helmet strap.
  • Current OHV sticker or licence plate (attached to bike)

AMA and District 36 Rules apply

**If you need to Join or renew give yourself extra time at sign-ups.

Date:    November 3 & 4 2018
Place:   Prairie City SVRA 13300 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA  95742  

Racing starts at:  8:30 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday

See flyer for more details

Lilliputian Flyer

Map to Lilliputian 

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LAO Legal Update – OHV Trail Reopened In 2018 After Legal Battle!

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For several decades, the District 36 Legislative Action Office (LAO) has fought for your right to ride and enjoy OHV recreation on public lands. Often those efforts include going to court to defend those rights against the closure agenda of anti-access organizations.

The purpose of this update is to highlight an important alpine route that was reopened in 2018 due to a joint legal effort with the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, California Enduro Riders Association, and the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org.

The Schneider Cow Camp or Strawberry Trail was one of the 42 high-elevation OHV routes on the Eldorado National Forest that were closed by court order last July. 

The Strawberry Trail Reopened Eldorado National Forest
Wet Area Armored on Strawberry Trail as Mitigation Measure

 Our legal fight to defend those historic trails resulted in the Forest’s eventual “conditional” designation of affected routes pending mitigation measures which include armoring wet trail segments, protecting meadows from vehicle incursion, and doing reroutes.

Your donations to the District 36 LAO program help support its proactive engagement in important OHV-related administrative planning, legislative, or legal efforts.

Next time you are up near Carson Pass, feel free to take a ride on the 13 mile-long Strawberry Trail – that runs between Highways 88 and 50 – and enjoy the reopening of this OHV treasure and appreciate your LAO program’s effort to champion responsible OHV recreation on public lands.

Don Amador Government Affairs District 36
555 Honey Lane
Oakley, CA 94561
Office: 925.783.1834
Email: Damador@cwo.com

Want to Donate to the District 36 Legislative Action Office?

Easy..Just click this button>>>>

 

Access Restored to Historic
Alpine MC Trail

 

 

49er Enduro Route Sheets Updated!

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The Route Sheets for both the  49er Enduro and the 49er family Enduro has been updated with a few minor changes.  If you have already downloaded the route sheets prior to this date 10-22-18 please use the correct versions here:

49er Routesheet

49er Family Routesheet

Reminder these meets has been RESCHEDULED and will run this Sunday Oct 28th.

Date:    Sunday October 28, 2018

Place:          Elkins Flat Staging area 
Key Time:    7:30 am  for the 49er  / 9:30 am for the 49er Family

Note: Both Enduros will be held in the same staging area where the 49 enduro is normally held, NOT where their family enduro has been held in the past.

Mail-in Entry are closed
Post Entry will be available at the Meet

See flyer for details and an entry form

49er Flyer

49er Family Enduro Flyer

49er Routesheet  (updated 10-22-18)

49er Family Routesheet  (updated 10-22-18)

Pre-Registered Row Assignments (for both)

Map to meets

 

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