Dear Friends, THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – We are working with Treadlightly! to create opportunities for our members to help keep the parks clean and protected. We’ve been working with Treadlightly! for many years. We are partners, and we encourage each of you to join their organization and practice good trail etiquette. We DO NOT need to head into court and hear “See we told you so! Look what the OHV community did the minute there wasn’t funding. Safer just to shut everyone out right, Judge? Right?” NOOOO! We want the judge to say, “Let’s open up more trails- it’s the only way we can keep this going! What a great group of people!” EAST COAST TRAIL OPENINGS AND LEGISLATION – From January 17th to the 29th, I will be in Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC and the Carolinas. We would LOVE to do as many fundraisers, outreach events, legislative events, club meetings, etc., as we can! Please get a hold of us and let’s plan as much as possible. Please help us finance our legislative efforts in the east and southeast and see if we can’t help the lawsuits in North Carolina and other places….