The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act, which would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
This proposal would eliminate all funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) because the RTP derives its funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program. RTP is an important funding source for the management of both motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities throughout the country.
The RTP was created on a bipartisan basis in 1991 to provide funds to the states to develop and maintain…
Aug. 8-9: Byron, MN. RRR Fun Days Trail Ride at Donley’s Woods. Info at www.rochesterroughriders.com.
Aug.14-16: Silver Bay, MI. South Metro ATV Club Ride. www.southmetroatv.com
Aug. 15: Up North Riders club ride in the St. Croix State Forest. Visit www.upnorthriders.org for more information.
Aug.15-16: Gilbert, MN. Iron Rock Off-road Customer Appreciation. Info at www.ironrockoffroad.com.
Aug. 22: Spring Valley, MN. Spring Valley Race. www.rochesterroughriders.com
Aug 28-30: Eagle River, WI. World Championship UTV & ATV Derby at Derby Track. ATV and UTV racing in the mud hole, vendors, on site camping. Extreme Freestyle show Friday night and bonfire Saturday night.
Aug. 29-30: Gilbert, MN. Iron Range Offroad Ride. www.ironrangeoffroad.com
Aug. 29-30: Dresser, WI. Midwest Weekend. Info at www.memorial4x4.org.
Sept. 3-7: Rapid City. SD Dakota Territory Challenge. Info at www.bh4wheelers.com.
Sept. 12: Kellogg, MN. Watermelon Fest Sand Drags. www.rochesterroughriders.com
Sept. 19: Douglas, MN. Last Rose of Summer. www.rochesterroughriders.com
Sept. 25-27: River Falls, WI. Fall Trail Run. www.mntrailriders.org.
Sept. 25-27: Hill City, MN. 2015 Fall Ride & Rally. www.atvam.org
Sept. 26-27: Gilbert, MN. Iron Range Offroad Ride. www.ironrangeoffroad.com
Oct. 3-4: Dresser, WI. Go For It All
Oct. 16-18: Byron, MN. Rochester Rough Riders Toys for Tots. www.rochesterroughriders.com
October 23-25: Frontenac, MN. Frontenac Farms Halloween Run