October North District meeting location changed

Meeting will be October 27 at Cal4Wheel office

We would like to welcome all members and delegates to the North District meeting on October 27 at the Cal4Wheel office, 8120 36th Ave., Sacramento at 9AM.

Please bring a raffle prize or two. We will continue to raise funds for our first aid equipment. This will be a Halloween themde meeting. Feel free to come in costume.

Hope to see all North District Delegates represented!

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Serious accident at Sierra Trek

Cal4Wheel and Sierra Trek are saddened to report there was a serious vehicle accident at the 51st annual Sierra Trek. The incident occurred on August 9th, 2018 on the Fordyce Trail. As a result of the accident, Nevada County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol and local Emergency Medical personnel responded to the area. Volunteers with Sierra Trek assisted with local officials in the capacity they could.

At this time the investigation is being handled by the California Highway Patrol and the Nevada County Sheriff's Office.

Cal4wheel and Sierra Trek have no further information and request that any information requests be directed to the California Highway Patrol or the Nevada County Sheriff's Office.

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Introducing our new portal

We are proud to introduce our new portal at cal4wheel.org, where you will be able to manage your membership, register for events, make donations, volunteer, order Win-A-Jeep tickets, buy items from our store and more! You may have already received an email from us about the new system, but if you missed it, read on!

To get started, go to the Sign In or My Profile pages. If you have not already logged in to the portal, click the 'Forgot my password' link to begin a password reset. Your user name is the email address that we have on file for you. If you do not get an email from the system, it may be that we have your email address wrong or you are completely new to Cal4Wheel. If you are new, go ahead and set up a new account. Existing members should send us an email address change so that we can set up your log in for you. Do that by filling out the form at this link. We set up accounts for non-members too, so try it out even if you are not currently a Cal4Wheel member.

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Jim Bramham selected for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame

Jim is a Cal4Wheel past president and long-time volunteer

Jim Bramham selected for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame

Reno, NV – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) welcomes inductees Jim Bramham, Johnny Campbell, Mark McMillin, Robbie Pierce, Ed Robinson and Cameron Steele as the Class of 2018.

The six new inductees will join 87 current members of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The new members will be formally inducted on October 29 at the ORMHOF 2018 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by Ford at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. For more information visit the Hall of Fame website at www.ormhof.org. Order tickets by going to this link.

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Trail grants are available from ExtremeTerrain

ExtremeTerrain's clean trail program funds just under $10,000 in trail projects

Working with local 4x4 clubs, the Clean Trail Program helps to protect our favorite trails

ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program is ramping up and is looking to improve the trails near you. The Clean Trail Program was founded by ExtremeTerrain in 2015 and setup to fund trail improvement projects that can include anything from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, and more. ExtremeTerrain has worked with numerous Wrangler and 4x4 clubs/groups as well as many privately and publicly owned off-road trails to enact changes for the betterment of trail conditions for the communities being served.


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Jim Bramham - a pioneer/advocate

Jim Bramham

Contributed by Bonnie Steele, Cal4Wheel Office Manager

“A Walking Encyclopedia” and “Historian Supreme” of institutional OHV knowledge is how one of many letters of recommendation for Jim Bramham refers to this Class of 2018 inductee.

Jim was inducted in the Pioneer - Advocate category, in recognition of his more than thirty years of off-road advocacy work, from his early years as a volunteer to the presidency of the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal 4 Wheel), and many roles in between.

During his decades long relationship with Cal 4 Wheel, that continues to this day, Jim has served the Association as event chair, board of directors’ member, and natural resource consultant. Throughout his long history of event leadership and participation, he has helped the organization earn hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund legislative and land-use outreach at every level. His presidency pushed the organization to the forefront of both state and national recognition and respect.

Jim’s vision for Cal 4 Wheel included a permanent facility that could be used for an office, meeting space, event equipment storage, and association gatherings. To that end, Jim located and negotiated for the building and property that houses the organization and offers meeting space for like-minded groups and functions.

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Eastern Sierra club awarded grant

The Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club has been awarded a grant from Tread Lightly! to participate in the Quadratec Cares Stewardship Program. The program is designed to promote land conservation and responsible outdoor recreation.

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    The grant will be utilized to reinforce Tread Lightly!’s message to only “RIDE ON DESIGNATED ROUTES”. Tread Lightly decals with this message will be used with carsonite posts and kiosks at important locations within the Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Bureau of Land Management areas. Support from both these agencies was crucial in obtaining this grant. Forest Supervisor, Ed Armenta, said ”I believe that all our combined efforts will help protect resources and provide a quality experience for users of the motorized trail system in this area”. BLM Field Manager, Steve Nelson, stated this “would complement our ongoing efforts to promote responsible riding”. Volunteers from the Four Wheel Drive Club will provide the manpower to get the signs installed.

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