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WHO IS COHVCO?

 
The mission of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) is to represent, assist, educate, and empower OHV recreationists in the protection and promotion of off-highway motorized recreation throughout Colorado. COHVCO is an environmental organization that advocates and promotes the responsible use and conservation of our public lands and natural resources to preserve their aesthetic and recreational qualities for future generations.

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COHVCO is a strong voice for motorized recreation

JOIN ONLINE now to be a part of that voice!
You can also DOWNLOAD A FORM and mail it in
 
Membership in COHVCO gives you the advantage of staying current on issues that really affect your access to public lands and will often give you the opportunity to let your individual voice be heard.
 
Don't ride the fence - we need you NOW!
 
(If you are a current member of COHVCO and need to renew, please login and click the renewal button at the top right of the page that appears when the cursor is on your name)
 
COHVCO is looking for committed individuals for the Board of Directors

COHVCO is looking for members for its Board of Directors to represent dirt bike, ATV or UTV users. If you are interested in protecting OHV opportunities in Colorado and have 15 hours a month or more to put towards the cause please download and complete this application.  Forward this information to  Jerry Abboud via email, g.abboud@comcast.com

 

 
  

COHVCO Workshop & Wagon Wheel Rendezvous Ride

July 15-19

The 2015 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Workshop will be held in Meeker, Colorado. The theme of the workshop will be Partnering with Local Communities to Connect Trails and Towns. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 4th Annual Wagon Wheel Rendezvous OHV Ride.

 

Schedule

Wednesday,  July 15 – Sign-in (PM), Social (evening)

Thursday,  July 16 –OHV Workshop Sessions (AM & PM), Banquet (evening)

Friday,  July 17 –OHV Workshop Sessions (AM), Mobil Workshop on OHVs (PM), Concert & Dinner (evening)

Saturday,  July 18 - Rendezvous OHV Ride in White River Forest or BLM Lands (AM & PM), Barbeque & OHV Rodeo (evening)

Sunday,  July 19 – OHV Poker Run in the Miller Creek area, organized by Meeker Volunteer Fire & Rescue

 

More Information

Information and registration for the COHVCO Workshop and Rendezvous Ride can be found at the below links. If you choose to participate in both events, you’ll need to register for each of them.


 

Register:

 

Register by July 3 for the COHVCO workshop to save $10!

 

COHVCO Workshop: 

http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/cohvcoWorkshop2015

 Rendezvous Ride: 

http://www.wagonwheeltrails.org/home/rendezvous-event

MEET STEVEN MARLENEE 

The majority of the snowmobile community is
quite familiar with their “True Enthusiast”
Steven Marlenee.  When not working as a
Vice President for an energy­-centered
construction company, the husband and
father of a newborn somehow finds the time
to tirelessly support the sport he loves - 
SNOWMOBILING!
What makes it all so remarkable is not just
the amount of work that he puts into benefit
his community, but that Steven has found a
way to make it look oh so cool!!!  Read more...

 
WINTER X-GAMES ATHLETE
CALVIN FELKER

 

31-­-year-­-old Calvin Felker of Loveland, CO gave the Colorado snowmobile community great reason to celebrate as one of their own was invited to the Winter X Games this year.  Felker was one of 10 people selected by the Winter X Games committee to compete in the hillcross event. What makes Calvin truly special though, is that he is much more then just a Winter X Games athlete.  As a true enthusiast and businessman he is an ambassador to the sport he loves, volunteering much of his time with organizations such as the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA), The Colorado Blizzards, The Snowy Range and Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness.  Read more...


WE NEED YOU

Jerry Abboud, Executive Director, COHVCO


 Next year marks the 30th anniversary of COHVCO, sadly if our current situation continues it may be difficult to reach our 31st.  Over the past decade we have seen participation by Board members representing our key partners and even founding members fall off greatly.  Of equal importance is the very difficult task of funding the organization.  The good news is we have added two new Board members but we need a dirtbike rider and ATV rider to have as additional Board members.  So we need you to let us know if you can serve.  Read more on how you can get involved...

 

OUR WORST ENEMY? OURSELVES?

Jeff Slavens

I've said it many times before and I'll say it again. We (dirt bike riders) are our own worst enemy when it comes to keeping our trails open.  We damage the trails (wrong bike, wrong tires, wrong gearing, go off the trail, short-cut the trail, ride trails beyond our skill level), we do stupid s*%! (cut doughnuts at the trailhead parking lot, ride county & USFS roads at 90 mph), are inconsiderate to other trail users (speed past them, scare them, their family, their dog or horse) and we think loud pipes are cool (NOT COOL) or that we need a loud pipe to get more horsepower when we don't have enough talent to ride a stocker.  Read more of Jeff's letter...

ISSUES AT A GLANCE

This section is designed to highlight various issues where CSA, COHVCO and TPA and their partners and local clubs are defending public access to public lands. This glance at the issues is not an exhaustive list of the issues we are involved with, but rather is highlighting issues of statewide importance or interest. We have identified the user groups most directly impacted by each issue with a logo next to each issue. (updated 10/10/2014)

Recent Wins

 
1.  Legislation to release WSA designation of Molas Pass riding area clears US House Committee and BLM extends deadline. - NEW!!!Details...
        
 
2.  EPA proposal to increase ethanol in gasoline on hold for at least a year. - Details...
        
  
3.  143 miles of routes reopened to OHV usage on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District. - Details...
        
  
4.  New Lynx management documents have been published that clearly state trail usage and snow compaction are not a significant issue in lynx habitat  - Details...  
        
 
5.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently determined there should be no changes in forest management as the result of a wolverine in the planning area - UPDATED!Details...  
      
 
6.  The proposed expansion of parking facilities on Rabbit Ears Pass is moving forward - UPDATED! -Details...  
 
7.  Dillon Ranger District allows construction of over 20 miles of new single track motorcycle trail outside Silverthorne - Details... 
 
8.  COHVCO and partners succeeded in obtaining passage of legislation allowing the titling of off-highway and over the snow vehicles in the state of Colorado - Details...        
 
9.  COHVCO and partners were able to insure that fines were not increased for a variety of OHV related issues with the re-authorization of House Bill 1069 - Details...  
        
 
10.  Riding in the Red and White area preserved going forward - NEW!!!Details...  

Lawsuits

 
1. BLM Kremmling Field Office RMP appealed -  Details...
        
 
2.  BLM Colorado River Valley RMP appealed - Details...
         
 
3. BLM Tres Rios Field Office plan has been appealed - Details... 
      
 
4.  Winter Wildlands Legislation - Details...  
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail - Details...  
 
6.  Pike/San Isabel MVUM challenge - Details...          
 
7.  Rico/West Dolores - Details 
        

Recreational Usage Issues and Concerns

1.  BLM Planning 2.0 collaboration - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
2.  Front Range Flooding closures - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
3.  USFS has released a new proposed winter travel management rule - NEW!!! - Details... 
 
4.  Hermosa Watershed Legislation - UPDATED! - Details...         
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail Watershed - Details... 
        
 
6.  Burn Canyon Trail development - Details... 

7.  Basalt to Gypsum Trail development - Details...

8.  Expanded definitions of Navigable Waters - Details...         
 
9.  Sage Grouse Habitat/Planning - UPDATED! Details...          
 
10.  Grand Junction BLM Resource Plan - Details...        
 
11.  Dominguez-Escalante National Conversation Area (DENCA) Plan - Details...  
      
 
12.  Wilderness Proposals - UPDATED! - Details...        
 
13.  OHV permits on plated vehicles Details...          
 
14.  OHV registration number size increase - Details...          


 
  • OHV AREAS are DISAPPEARING & we NEED your HELP
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