CCMR Members and Volunteers Make a Difference!
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You occasionally vote in local and national elections. However, when you volunteer, you can regularly vote for the kind of community you want to live in. Join CCMR or subscribe to the CCMR newsletter to recieve information on volunteer opportunities. In addition, please download the volunteer log and track your hours (see blue sidebar). Your volunteer hours not only help preserve trails, but count towards obtaining grants.
Attend our club meetings and public awareness events to learn about advocacy - how CCMR works to influence decisions and promote community good will. Learn what you can do to help CCMR protect and promote off-highway motorized recreation in Colorado.
Our trail maintenance days are terrific opportunities to work with CCMR members and other local organizations that share our trails. Working with local organizations, United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shows the value that OHV enthusiasts add to our trail systems. Please visit the CCMR Facebook page for current events, join CCMR, or signup for our newsletter to receive notifications for trail maintenance, trail advocacy, and other opportunities to work with the Forest Service, BLM, and local organizations that share our trails.
There is no question that we face critical opinions, and budgetary environments that have closed many of our trails and are a real threat to close more. Take part in the public process to determine which trails remain open or which trails will be closed. You have only to look at the decades of extensive trail closures in other parts of the country to see what is in the future for Colorado riders if we don't act.
CCMR will email members and post information on the CCMR Facebook page regarding public hearings and opportunities to write your legislature representatives.
Visit the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for public lands initiatives.
Lists of publications and other tools for motorized recreation advocates can be found at the Trail Preservation Alliance (TPA), Blue Ribbon Coalition and Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO). Visit our IMPORTANT LINKS page for more resources.
Know What the Opposition is Saying
There are many active, well-funded and passionate groups whose mission is to limit or close as many OHV trails as possible. The best offense is a good defense. Visit our IMPORTANT LINKS page to visit trail closure advocacy groups' websites.