FALL Convention 2016

Fall meeting/convention will be held at the Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center October 14 – 16, 2016.  This is located in Wisconsin Dells so there is plenty of things to do when not in meetings.  Rooms are $79.00 per night with choice of 2-queen beds or 1-king with sofa and whirlpool.  There is only 12 rooms blocked so please reserve soon so more rooms can be added if needed.  To reserve rooms call (800)-648-4765 press 1 and ask for  MW4WDA block.  I am not planning a dinner unless there is enough requests for one.  Contact Sam Vandenberg with any questions (920)-268-6869 or broncosam1618@yahoo.com.

Bipartisan congressional letter aims to prevent E15-relatedengine damage

Bipartisan congressional letter aims to prevent E15-related engine damage
Urge your representative to sign before the deadline, May 27!

Take Action

U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) are taking the lead by sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “…express concern about the lack of consumer awareness surrounding the inappropriate use of E15 gasoline and… how it [the EPA] plans to mitigate consumer misfuelings… .”

The bipartisan letter comes in response to the EPA’s Renewable Volume Obligations rule for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The EPA proposal would increase the amount of ethanol from all sources in the nation’s fuel supply to 17.4 billion gallons in 2016, up from 15.93 billion gallons in 2014.

Those increases come despite the EPA’s acknowledgement that the current market cannot absorb these higher ethanol production rates without substantially increasing the amount of ethanol in our nation’s gasoline supply. The practical effect of the EPA’s action is more unsafe E15 (15 percent ethanol by volume), less E10 and virtually no E0 for older and vintage machines.

The urgency of EPA action to address misfueling is supported by a recent study from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. The study indicates only five percent of consumers are aware that E15 is prohibited for use in certain engines and that 60 percent of consumers assume that any gas sold at a pump must be safe for all of their engines.

This letter would help protect the 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in operation and the riders who depend on their safe operation.

The deadline for signatures is Friday, May 27! Act today to ensure your representative signs the Goodlatte/Welch/Flores/Costa/Womack letter.

To urge your representative to sign on to the bipartisan letter, just follow the “Take Action” option, which will send a prewritten email directly to your lawmaker demanding access to safe fuel.

Take Action

Support OHV recreation in WI-Crandon Parade July 5th at Noon

HELP NEEDED!  JULY 5th at noon Crandon Parade I am asked everyday…….what can I do?  Join any group, club or Association that supports your sport.  Get involved when asked write letters when needed.  Well we have an opportunity to make a difference.  The OHV park is the closest it has ever been.  The local newspaper in Forest county has done a great job reporting the facts.  However we have a few people opposed to the 10,000 acre OHV park. These people are spreading rumors as to if people will actually come to Forest County…….voice of doubt.  I am organizing a march if you will…a gathering of friends and users.  Every year on the 4th of July the entire city of Crandon has a parade.  I am asking you to clear the day and join me and whoever else you can bring.  I want 100 vehicle and friends to march in this parade!  Like a protest in Madison to push Legislation through…this is a  call to arms!  I……we the state of Wisconsin needs YOU!    I will organize candy to give out and stickers to promote.   The parade is JULY 5 TH at 12PM (noon)  lineup at 11pm.  I will work on the details the next few days.  Please polish your ATV, UTV, Dirt Bike, Dual sport, Snowmobile,  Dune Buggy, Rock crawler Jeep or 4×4. Grab the as many kids and friends that you can and join me.  Side by side marching and promoting this great idea.  Please help those who are fighting for your right to recreate by standing for them with them.   I will be bringing both of my J10 jeep pickups and a truck load of nieces and nephews.  I am working on a place to camp to maybe have a gathering for those that want to stay up north for the Holiday.  I am also going to purchase a 55″ TV LED flat screen to give away.  Yes I am GIVING AWAY a FREE TV all you need to do is join me for an hour in a parade and I will give you a ticket.  Every machine in this parade gets a ticket.  Forest TV and appliance is going to help me purchase the TV at cost (to keep monies local)  WILL YOU STAND WITH ME and support the Wisconsin Off Road Vehicle Park?  email me James Goeldner at coach.goldy@yahoo.com or call for more info 414-322-2165  I want your club and banner representing your roots!  Damage Inc. 4×4 club has been there can you get your club involved?


4-wheeling events at Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser WI

The Minnesota Go-4 Wheelers invite you to two 4-wheeling events at Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser WI.

These events are not open to the general public. They are exclusively for members of the Midwest, Minnesota, Wisconsin & WOHVA 4-Wheel Drive Associations.


Midwest Trailrides – August 23-25, 2013

Go-4-It Trailrides – October  4-6, 2013


Registration fee for each event:

$40 per trailride vehicle and driver

$15 per adult

Midwest & Go-4-It 2013 Flyer

Children under 16 are free.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Rick Oehme

Midwest Trailrides Chair



UFWDA Annual Convention Announcement

UFWDA CONVENTION 2013 – Announcement






WHO: Everyone

WHAT: 2013 Annual United 4 Wheel Drive Convention

WHERE: Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs, CO

WHEN: June 26-30, 2013


Registration Fee: Includes 2 lunches, Wednesday night diner, breakfast snack, coffee and tea for two meeting days.

Registration:                                    $140.00  X ___                                   ______

Additional Wednesday Lunch          $15.00     X ___                                  ______

Additional Wednesday Diner           $24.00    X ___                                   ______

Additional Thursday Lunch              $15.00     X ___                                  ______

Total                      ______

Meeting will be held Wednesday and Thursday with diner Wednesday night at the Trading post in the beautiful outdoor Pavilion. Thursday night dinner will be at a local restaurant with plenty of atmosphere and entertainment.

Friday and Saturday we will be leading several trips on our wonderful trails that we have to offer in the area so be sure to bring your rigs.

Manitou Springs offers many site seeing opportunities, outdoor adventures and family activities. Bring the entire family. Look for monthly e-mails with activities for families to partake in while visiting or colorful state.


Comfort Inn: 45 Manitou Ave, 800-289-5455

Best Western SkyWay Inn & Suites: 311 Manitou Ave 800-938-5991

Days Inn: 120 Manitou Ave: 719-685-1312

Park Row Lodge: 54 Manitou Ave, 800-818-7275


Garden of the Gods RV Resort: 3704 W Colorado Ave, 888-471-0495, www.rvoutdoors.com

Goldfield RV Park & Campground: 411 S 26th St. Colorado Springs, CO 888-471-0495 www.goldfieldrvcampground.com

Pikes Peak RV Park & Campground: 320 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, 719-685-9459 www.pprvpk.com


Send complete registration forms to CoA4WDCI PO Box 150434, Lakewood, CO 80215 or go to http://www.hightrails.org/index.php/menu-store/product/show/cid-75/name-2013-united-four-wheel-drive-association-annual-gathering/category_pathway-15.

Registrations must be received by June 15, 2013. Look forward to seeing everyone there. And remember, Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up.