Monday, May 05, 2008

NJOHVA Newsletter

Below is a copy of the most recent NJOHVA Newsletter
New Jersey Off-Highway Vehicle Association | May 2008 | 1st Quarter Issue

New Jersey Off-Highway Vehicle Association monthly meeting this Tuesday May 6th Powersport Honda Metuchen New Jersey.
For all those interested NJOHVA has been extremely busy on all New Jersey OHV issues. If your interested in helping NJOHVA open up more land to ride on or anything related to OHV recreation in the Garden State then we invite you to or May Meeting at Powersport Honda in Metuchen New Jersey, The meeting is this Tuesday Night May 6th at 7:00, map and directions can be found at:

NJOHVA and OCCR Keep New Jersey Parks and Forest Open RALLY! Date: Saturday May 17, 2008 between the hours of 1:00PM and 3:00PM. Location: Pakim Pond in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest!
NJOHVA as well as all the Friends of New Jersey State Parks and Forest are having a rally to show their support for keeping New Jersey State Parks and Forest open. The purpose of the rally is to show our opposition to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plan on shutting down open space that all New Jersey resident use. Show your support and help keep public land open for all the public.

Chatsworth NJ OHV Park WIN A Polaris ATV Contest. Enter to WIN!
The Chatsworth NJ Off Road Vehicle Park is having a contest where you could win a NEW Polaris Outlaw ATV. All you have to do to enter is fill out a quick online questionnaire and you will be automatically be entered in the drawing. To enter the contest click here: WIN AN ATV CONTEST

New Jersey Off-Highway Vehicle Association Supports Wheelers For The Wounded.
On Saturday April 26th the North Jersey Jeep Club hosted an event that supports Wheelers For The Wounded. The event was to create awareness for American Military Personnel that were wounded while protecting the freedom that we all enjoy as Americans. Wheelers For The Wounded is a series of events honoring those men an woman that protect our freedom.

NJOHVA Supports NJ OHV Registration Legislation
Currently there's an effort to create OHV registration for New Jerseys OHV users. NJOHVA supports this legislation as well as many from New Jersey's Environmental community. NJOHVA's position is that OHV legislation is long over due and a comprehensive OHV program that funds rider education, OHV park creation and other OHV riding opportunities is good for all New Jersey residents. If you want to know more about the proposed legislation come to the May 6th NJOHVA meeting at Powersport Honda in Metuchen. For direction and time go to:

NJOHVA Receives OHV grant from MIC and SVIA.
New Jersey Off-Highway Vehicle Association (NJOHVA) recently received a grant from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. The purpose of the grant is to spread the message on responsible OHV recreation and safety. Again we'd like to thank MIC and SVIA for their generosity and the funds will be put to good use.

NJOHVA now has a New Jersey State House presence!
The New Jersey Off-Highway Vehicle Association (NJOHVA) recently started working with a consultant in Trenton that has been helping spread the word about all the positive things that New Jerseys OHV community is doing as well as the benefits of responsible OHV recreation. In just a short period we have accomplished a lot.

New Jersey has a lot going for it and there's plenty of OHV opportunities if you know where to look.
With close to 250,000 OHV users in the Garden State and available land all but disappearing the riding areas we all once took for granted have all been either developed or turned in to preserved nature areas. Well riding opportunities still exist, but you have to know where to look.

For those including families that like tooling around in the woods in their 4x4 SUV there's the North Jersey Jeep Club:

For those including families looking for a safe legal place to ride ATVs or Dirt Bikes there's
the New Jersey Off-Road Park:

For those including families looking to compete in cross country racing on both ATVs or Dirt Bikes
there's the Atlantic Grand Prix Series:

For those looking to compete in Enduros, Hare Scrambles and Dual Sport events on motorcycles
there's the East Coast Enduro Association:

For those looking to ride or practice motocross
there's Atco Raceway
and Englishtown's Raceway Park

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