ARRMC NOTABLE DATES
01/13/2019 – Scheduled Trail Maintenance Day. Meet at Coyote Joe’s Restaurant at 8:00 AM 01/31/2019 – Club Meeting. Meet at Bill’s Motorcycle Plus in Salem, Oregon at 7:00 pm 02/10/2019 – Trail Maintenance Day CANCELLED due to weather. 02/28/2019 – Club Meeting. Meet at Bill’s Motorcycle Plus in Salem, Oregon at 7:00 pm
03/10/2019 – Trail Maintenance Day.
03/28/2019 – Club Meeting. Meet at Bill’s Motorcycle Plus in Salem, Oregon at 7:00 pm
More Meeting Times Coming Soon !
TRAIL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
What is trail maintenance? Who does the trail maintenance? Why is trail maintenance necessary?
Do you ever ask yourself how do these trails exist? The answer is simple, the trails exist because of OHV riders just like yourself. They volunteer one Saturday a month to work on the trail system. This work can vary from cleaning up trash to installing and maintaining new trails. The event schedule contains the dates of these work parties, time, and meeting place.
These dates are not the only opportunities to work on the trail system. There are many members that perform work on the trails at other times than what is listed on the events page. Due to the amount of riders and type of weather that Oregon has there are a multitude of opportunities to work on the trail system. This work is as easy as removing rocks and tree limbs from trails to installing culverts and bridges on the trails. Some guide lines for performing trail maintenance are as follows:
- Keep trails to a minimum width. Target width is 50 inches.
- Perform the work with minimal impact as possible.
- Verify that no fire restrictions are in affect that limits the use of chainsaws and OHV’s.
ARRMC owns numerous types of tools that can be used by anyone wanting to get involved with trail maintenance. These tools are typically located in Salem and Dallas. Through the OHV sticker program ARRMC has many hand tools, chainsaws, weed eaters, a Polaris 6×6 with trailer, and a 12 foot enclosed trailer to transport the tools. If you are interested in using these tools please contact ARRMC.