Off-Road News Offroad Updates New ATVAM Treasurer Dave Kryzer, a member of Washington Ramsey County Wheelers is the new treasurer for ATVAM through October, 2013. Kryzer has served ATVAM as a regional director. He will continue as the DNR Liaison and represent ATVAM as the Minnesota Motorized Trail Coalition Chair (MMTC) and as president of the Coalition of Recreational Trail Users (CRTU). Kryzer replaces Wanda Hennen, who also served ATVAM in multiple capacities. Chuck’s Winter Jeep Run The annual Chuck’s Winter Jeep Run Off-Road Vehicle trail riding event, will take place on Feb. 2 on private property near River Falls. New and experienced 4x4 drivers welcome.The ride attracts a lot of Jeeps, but is for ORV rigs of every kind and manufacture from stock 4x4s, slightly modified daily drivers, and built trail rigs and buggies. The trails - on steep, wooded land - range in difficulty. Some are passable with stock 4x4s with 30-inch tires and open differentials; trails, gullies and hillclimbs are appropriate for built rigs with lockers and aggressive 35-inch-or-larger tires. Rocks, stumps, logs and other natural obstacles change every year, and even by the hour.The snow adds another element of challenge.There will be guided trail rides based on rig size and experience level. Not convinced? Search “Chucks Winter Run” on YouTube to see the past highlights. DNR’s Ron Potter Retires Ron Potter, who has held several jobs within the DNR related to trail development, will retire at the end of the year. His most recent job involves the development of Vermilion State Park.Throughout his 37-year tenure at the DNR, Potter was instrumental in establishing riding areas in Gilbert, Appleton and Virginia; developing the quarterly meetings between user groups and the DNR; developing the “green book” for trail planning, design and development; developing the OHV Grant-in-Aid Manual; purchasing the ATV Simulator; purchasing dedicated trail maintenance equipment for a dedicated OHV Trail Crew; and planning local and national trail conferences. Potter will be missed especially by motorized rec groups. OR ADVENTURE ISN’T PAVED. Luther Honda House Power Sports St. Cloud 320-252-4262 Tousley Motorsports White Bear Lake 800-TOUSLEY RV Sports, Inc. Thief River Falls 218-681-1007 DECEMBER 2012/JANUARY 2013 7