OBJECTIVE: To find an NRC (Natural Resource Consultant) who will provide consulting services for Cal4Wheel regarding current issues involving California lands available for OHV through research and analysis of pending city, county, state, and government agency action, including but not limited to National Forests and BLM properties. The prospective NRC shall advise the Association of OHV/land use issues and provide recommendations regarding where resources should be expended. The successful contractor must be able to effectively communicate with government agencies and other OHV organizations to promote the Association’s land use positions.
We regret to publicly informed everyone that unfortunately Moonlight Madness is now officially CANCELLED. Over the past 36 years, the club has had to overcome many setbacks and obstacles along the way. We've pushed the date a couple times due to severe winters. We've had to adhere to more strict regulations from the Forest Service, but we have ALWAYS overcome all these. We wanted to make this year's "MOONLIGHT MADNESS CORONA CRAWL 2020" and have it FREE to attend. We still would be required to submit a permit and operational plan to the SNF. In addition, we would be required to follow a strict list of COVID-19 precautions. After accessing the entire process and added requirements, the club membership voted to cancel this year's run. Everyone's health and safety is the upmost importance to us, far more than a poker run. Our club is blessed with a family style membership of friends who love Moonlight Madness, so this was NOT an easy decision to make. We'll be up at Base Camp as a club and individuals enjoying the Sierra National Forest. Please enjoy the trails responsibly, take care of each other and be good stewards of the trails. Take care all and have a wonderful summer full of wheeling!!
You may not be aware, but Cal4Wheel is a member of the United 4WD Associations, which is an international organization that represents four-wheelers. To help with their mission, United has launched a survey that gathers information from our fellow four-wheelers and they would like your participation. Please take a few moments to compete the survey. And while you're there, take a look around their new website.
It is April and with a continuation of the shelter in place order in effect through the end of April, and may be extended further, our April 18 scheduled North District meeting in Lower Lake has been canceled. The meeting will not be rescheduled. It is my feeling that the quarantine may extend beyond any date we may pick. The Cal4Wheel board meeting is scheduled for June 6 at the Cal4Wheel office. I hope many of you will attend that meeting.
The new year started out with a bang. Winter fun Festival was very successful, topping all expectations for fund raising, participants and raffle. Thank you to everyone who volunteered. Great job!
ISE (International Sportsman Exposition) was another very successful event. It also was very successful, topping the Win-A-Jeep ticket sales from the previous year and bringing in new memberships. Thank you to a great group of hard-working volunteers.
Friends, coworkers and family came out to celebrate Dana Holland's life on February 2, 2020 in Sacramento. The celebration included a vehicle procession, which caught the attention of a local news channel. View the video here
As the majority of the Antelope Valley battled traffic and crowds while shopping for last minute Christmas gifts on Chaos Saturday, members and guests of the High Desert Four Wheelers were serving their community by cleaning the beloved Rowher OHV Trail near Bouquet Reservoir. Hundreds of discarded bottles, cans, trash, and broken vehicle parts were collected on the club’s Adopt-a-Trail, potentially revealing that the trail makes its users thirsty, and a bit forgetful to pack out what they packed in. An estimated 250 pounds of trash was collected by 16 volunteers over a 4-hour period.
Three of the six bylaw change proposals for 2020 were approved by the delegates at the 2020 Convention. Here is a summary:
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We have recently learned from the family that long-time Cal4Wheel and Tierra Del Sol member Denny Londo has passed away. He requested no services.
Denny was heavily involved in Cal4Wheel and his club, volunteering his time and proudly presenting his club's annual donation to the association at our annual conventions. He will be missed. We offer our condolences to the family.