A key presenter at the 2019 fundraiser was Ed Stovin, Board Member of CORVA (California Off-Road Vehicle Association), and President of San Diego Off-Road Coalition. A passionate and knowledgeable speaker, Ed talked about local access efforts, challenges facing local OHV groups, and reinforced the importance of BDR’s efforts on behalf of the adventure community.
Bill Whitacre, BDR Treasurer, presented the new BDR Access & Advocacy plan, which focuses on BDR establishing closer connections with state and national advocacy groups that fight for access and carry out the BDR mission on the ground.
The BDR continues to support organizations like the CORVA, NMOHVA (New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance), and the TPA (Trails Preservation Alliance), and has established an Allocation Fund of $12,000 to support non-profit groups on an annual basis.
BDR funds will help protect access and will enable these groups to monitor any access issues that might impact BDR routes or other riding areas that are important to our supporters.
Non-profit groups that share the BDR mission can now apply for BDR funding, using the BDR Grant Application Form.
The BDR Board has also created a Reserve Account of $25,000 that is earmarked for supporting access fights. These funds may or may not be used in any given year.
Support of the Elephant Rock Motorcycle Trail System in New Mexico
The BDR recently pledged $7,500 to support the development of the Elephant Rock Motorcycle Trail System in northern New Mexico, an important area that will be a great resource for a wide range of Off-highway users, including dual-sport and adventure touring motorcycles.
This BDR contribution together with funding from the Trail Preservation Alliance, New Mexico DOT, and other local user groups has created the $70,000 budget required to carry out the project which will actually create miles of new trail for dual sport and ADV motorcycles in a prime backcountry area. The work on the project begins in July, 2019.
Read more about the Elephant Rock Motorcycle Trail System Infrastructure and Enhancement Grant.