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OMTA receives Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Grant!

February 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   2 Comments

Last fall I asked Ronda from Perry Forest Trail Riders to have her volunteer trail crew send me a wish list of what they would like in a trail maintenance rig. They sent me a tall order, but as they had been doing great work on the ground in Perry already I knew their requests […]

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ODNR acquires property for trail expansion.

November 04, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   11 Comments

Ya’ know, for once it’s nice to have some good news to report. I’ve been doing this rider activist thing for years now, and we’ve had some victories and some losses. We are still at odds with ODNR officials on a LOT of issues, but something nice has finally happened. Here is a statement from […]

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources conducting survey.

October 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on Ohio Department of Natural Resources conducting survey.

OMTA Action Alert! OMTA members your being asked to take action now! Please be sure to participate in this ODNR survey and tell the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources you want more motorized trails in Ohio! We must be louder then the other recreation groups in Ohio. We have to make sure we are heard […]

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Welcome to Perry Forest APV Area Trail Riders!

September 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on Welcome to Perry Forest APV Area Trail Riders!

OMTA is proud to introduce you to our newest Supporting Member Club, Perry Forest APV Area Trail Riders! Wow, that’s kinda a mouthful (and takes forever to type!), so I’ll be calling them PFTR from here out. Also PFAATR could be pronounced “fatter”, so I’m sticking with PFTR unless told otherwise, LOL. PFTR is based […]

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News from ODNR.

August 29, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on News from ODNR.

It has been a very busy week at OMTA with 2 trips to Columbus on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday members of the OMTA board of directors, as well as representatives of the Ohio State Snowmobile Association, American Motorcyclist Association, and Ohio ATV dealers attended a meeting with ODNR to get an update on trail […]

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SRV Fund history.

July 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on SRV Fund history.

I have been asked by OMTA President Bill Kaeppner to put together a synopses of our current situation, as well as a history of the SRV Fund and OHV Recreation issues in Ohio. This is intended to be a source of information to be passed around to our elected officials so that we can better […]

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OMTA ACTION ALERT!

May 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   1 Comment

For the last 2 years rider activists from Ohio Motorized Trails Association, American Motorcyclist Association, ABATE of Ohio, and the Ohio State Snowmobile Association have been working on a legislative effort to restore the State Recreational Vehicle Fund Advisory Board, and create a grant system for accessing money in the SRV Fund. The SRV Board […]

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OMTA members supporting their community.

May 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on OMTA members supporting their community.

We are just a week away from one of my personal favorite events of the year, the AMA Hanging Rock 200 Dual Sport & Adventure Ride. There is a lot to love about this event, and Meredith and I look forward to attending it each year. It is put on by OMTA member club Buckeye […]

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Sponsor spotlight: Rubber City Vintage Cycle.

April 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on Sponsor spotlight: Rubber City Vintage Cycle.

There is a lot of diversity in the power sport and motorcycle community, but one thing we share is an understanding of how important it is to have folks that stand up for your right to ride. Street, dirt, track, trail, we all face the same or similar threats. So I personally am not surprised […]

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Riders in service.

April 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   Comments Off on Riders in service.

Yesterday was one of three OMTA meetings of the year, and there were many issues discussed and agenda items voted on. The down turned economy has taken it’s toll over the last few years in many ways, one of which is many Ohio clubs have simply dissolved. As people worked hard to survive the tough […]

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