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Save Middlegate & Dixie Valley Riding AreasFeb 02, 2019

AMA is trying to help OHV and Middlegate Pony Express Station one of my personal favorite riding location. I am currently working toward a Gathering at MiddleGate Station including the Reno Area Dirt Riders and others for March 23 thru the 31 with a save the public trail BBQ and more on the 30th.. Please be involved BRC has agreed to make this a action item for Nevada.

If you can support this issue please reach out to me!


Alternative 1 would allow continued OHV use only in the Dixie Valley Training Area. Alternative 2 allows some shared recreational use of the Fallon Training Area by setting specific access dates, much like the compromise that was reached for California's Johnson Valley at the Twenty-Nine Palms Marine base. But Alternative 2 does not include OHV use. Alternative 3 would have similar restrictions and area removal sizes, but would locate the removed areas in a way that minimizes OHV access restrictions.


The AMA has submitted comments suggesting increasing weapons testing at the 1.1 million-acre Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in southern California to avoid affecting any OHV routes near Fallon, essentially the no-change alternative which the Navy has dismissed as not meeting its "purpose and need." Our comments also conditionally supported the DEIS Alternative 3 as local club-the Pine Nut Mountain Trails Association-has done.


AMA's support for Alternative 3 was contingent upon roads being added or boundaries modified to correct OHV legal trails and roads left disconnected by planned changes, and a Special Recreation Area being established outside the training range that recognizes motorized recreation as an approved use.

Since the ultimate change will be determined by the U.S. Congress, your contacting your federal elected officials with your views on the DEIS and expansion, as well as the Navy, makes sense. Contact information for your federal representatives is available here by entering your address or zip code or their names.


Comments Deadline: Feb 14 for U.S. mail postmark.

Submit comments through the U.S. mail, addressed to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Code EV21.SG
1220 Pacific Highway
Building 1, 5th Floor
San Diego, CA 92132


For more information, contact the Navy at the address above or call the Fallon Modernization Information Line at (775) 426-4081.


Thank you in advance for commenting. If you do submit comments, please forward a copy to us at grassroots@amacycle.org. Please forward this alert to your friends and ask them to submit comments, too.


Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights-on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government.

Join the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com.


If you are an AMA member, encourage your friends to join by telling them about the many AMA benefits you appreciate and the role the AMA plays in promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling

Trail Riding EtiquetteJun 10, 2016

If you ride two way trails, please take the time to learn proper trail etiquette in terms of hand signals. When a rider puts up two fingers, they're not flashing you the peace sign. :foul: They are communicating to you that there are two more riders coming behind, so exercise caution! :prof:


For example, if you are riding in a group of three people, the leader should flash on-coming riders two fingers, the 2nd guy one finger (middle finger not advisable) and finally the last guy should flash a closed fist (no more riders in your group).


Another, less complicated approach is instead of trying to remember how many are behind you and having to hold that many fingers up, instead just point your thumb (in the area behind you) like you are hitchhiking. Then when the last man comes along, he can give the closed fist.


This solves a couple of issues; only the lead and sweep need to do anything, AND there is no room for error (lead just has to point his thumb, doesn't need to count....this is particularly useful if a few riders catch up to your group).


Nobody wants a head on collision and hand signals are one of the ways to help minimize accidents.


So, the next time some flashes you these hand signals, please don't wave or give them a thumbs-up. :bonk: Respond with the appropriate hand signals. :thumbsup:


Do you have a different method that works? Click the "edit" button and add to this topic. It's a Wiki, not a discussion thread. So, you can help to expand upon this topic.


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U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) introduced H.R. 2733, the Nevada Native Nations Land Act, which would transfer thousands of acres in Nevada from the management of the Bureau of Land Management to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This transfer would make the land off-limits to off-highway-vehicle riders in parts of the BLM-managed Hungry Valley Recreation Area (popularly known as Moon Rocks) northeast of Reno.

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