Archive for the ‘Offroad News’ Category

August-Oh Fest this Weekend

Posted on August 14th, 2018 in Offroad News, Sledder Featured Article

August 14, 2018 – This Saturday and Sunday, August-Oh Fest returns to the Wausau 525 track. Head on over to catch dirt track AMA motorcycle and quad racing, plus tractor and truck pulls. It’s fun for the whole family! Click here for more information. 

 

Ice Annual Available for Download

Posted on August 3rd, 2018 in Offroad News, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

The latest Ice Annual is now available for digital download. You won’t want to miss this one. Get it now for features including: 

-Modern Day Mapping

-Go to Rods of the Pros

-Sight Fishing Insights

-So much more…

New MN DWI Law in Effect Today

Posted on August 1st, 2018 in Offroad News, Sledder News

PRESS RELEASE FROM MINNESOTA DNR:

(July 31, 2018) – A new law that goes into effect Aug. 1 means people convicted of driving while intoxicated – regardless of the vehicle they’re driving – will lose their driver’s license and be prohibited from operating motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, motorboats and snowmobiles. The state Legislature passed the law following the death of 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., who died in January after being struck by a snowmobile driven by a man whose driver’s license was revoked after multiple DWI offenses.

Before the law change, people convicted of DWI in a highway-licensed vehicle still could legally operate ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles. The changes apply to violations that occur on or after Aug. 1.

“We have zero tolerance for people who endanger themselves and other people by operating a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle while they’re intoxicated,” said Col. Rodmen Smith, director of the Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division. “This new law should send the message that drinking and driving – no matter what the vehicle – isn’t acceptable and the consequences are severe.”

As an example, a person convicted of DWI in a motorboat, or who refuses testing for a motorboat DWI, would have their driver’s license suspended and be prohibited from operating ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles for one year. Additionally, first-time DWI offenders operating off-road recreational vehicles or motorboats also will be subject to chemical use assessments, conditional release and plate impoundment – the same as a DWI in a highway-licensed vehicle.

The Minnesota DNR and other law enforcement agencies in the state, along with ATV and snowmobile groups, supported the law change, which passed the Legislature with bipartisan support and was signed into law in May by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Action Needed to Support RTP!

Posted on July 30th, 2018 in Offroad News, Sledder News

PRESS RELEASE FROM ARRA: 

Senate Appropriations Package Includes Measure to Allow Recreational Trails Program to be eligible for additional funding.
 
Urge your Senator to support Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) amendment to the four-bill spending package (H.R. 6147), under consideration on the Senate floor this week. The package combines four appropriations bills for federal programs in fiscal 2019: Agriculture, Transportation and Urban Development, Financial Services, and Interior-Environment.
 
Senator Klobuchar is a strong champion of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and has filed an amendment to the spending package that would allow the RTP, as well as all Transportation Alternatives programs, to be eligible for additional funding.  RTP projects, which have always been eligible for use of other state surface transportation funds, are specifically denied eligibility for funds added under the 2018 appropriations omnibus signed into law in March, 2018. This amendment is designed to remove that unfair restriction.
 
The Senate is voting on H.R. 6147, and it is imperative that ARRA members express support to their Senators for the Klobuchar amendment today.
 
Take Action! Send a letter encouraging your representative to support H.R. 6147.

Suzuki Rolls Out 2019 Youth Models

Posted on July 18th, 2018 in Offroad Featured Article, Offroad News

Brea, CA (July 17, 2018) – Led by the advance look at an all-new RM-Z250 motocross machine and the new DR-Z50 mini, Suzuki Motor of America (SMAI) is proud to announce the introduction of its 2019 Motocross, DualSport, Off-road and Youth models including the QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50 ATVs. The completely updated RM-Z250 features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements and now mirrors the cutting-edge styling of its big brother RM-Z450, introduced just last year. For young riders just starting out, Suzuki offers the new DR-Z50 mini. Featuring a host of convenience and safety features, the DR-Z50 is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the thrill of dirt bike riding.

All-new from the ground up in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with key updates to its suspension while Suzuki’s versatile DualSport and DR-Z400SM models continue to provide owners with class-leading performance whether riding on- or off-road. For those ready to take Suzuki’s renowned motocross bike handling to the trails, the RMX450Z returns for serious desert and woods riders. The DR-Z125L is everyone’s favorite trail bike and returns with RM-Z inspired graphics.

2019 Suzuki Youth ATVs

Introducing the 2019 QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50. This pair of youth ATVs give young, beginner riders the ability to learn and ride in a smart, adult-supervised way. Suzuki was “First on Four Wheels” by introducing the first-ever four-wheeled ATV in 1983. Recently, Suzuki introduced new 2019 KingQuad 750 and 500 models, and now announces a pair of family-oriented ATVs. Each QuadSport model has an easy-to-set throttle limiter and keyed ignition switch that ensures controlled power level and no unauthorized journeys. Learn more about each model here