July '04 Trailride

Submitted by edjandj on Fri, 07/23/2004 - 15:30

We're having trailrides July 24th & 25th in the Little Belts. Dale & Darlene will be the trail leaders and are planning o­n being there all weekend. If you would like to go, they are heading out both mornings at 9 am. Be at the Jellison Place campground either morning or both! Make a weekend of it! I know Sunday's ride is going to be Haymaker but can't remember which o­ne Dale is planning for Saturday.

Bozeman Mountaineers MudBog

Submitted by blair on Mon, 07/12/2004 - 17:35

Howdy Race Fans!
Once again it is time for the annual (18th this year!) Bozeman Mountaineers Mudbog at the Gallatin County Fair on July 24th, 2004.
Tech inspection is 9:00am to 11:00am Saturday.
Racing begins at 12 Noon.
This year we will be charging $5 spectator admittance in addition to the Fair button ($6 in advance, $7 at the gate). Racers will have to purchase a Fair Button.
Entry Fees are $20 per class with the exception of the Open class, which will be $50 with a guaranteed $500 1st Place and 100% payback. This class will be cancelled if at least 4 racers don't enter. It is a paddle-only class.
Standard classes are:
35" and under
Sportsman (cut or non-DOT tires, and over 44")

There will be an X class if warranted.

There will also be Snowmobile and ATV classes available.

Each standard class will have 50% payback, and each entry will receive a Tshirt.
Pit Passes are $10 ea.

Fans are welcome to bring their own lawnchairs, and there will be limited bleacher seating available. Please, no coolers! THIS INCLUDES RACERS!
Concessions will be provided by the Mountaineers and the Jaycees.

Please support our sponsors:
Renegade Offroad and Customs
Bozeman Ford Lincoln Mercury and RV

We also want to thank:
Sime Construction
Murdoch's Home and Ranch
Dever Excavation & Aquatics
AAA Timber Falling

Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact:
Blair at 580-7204 evenings
Mike at 586-4103 days

Father's Day Fun Days 6/19-20/2004

Submitted by tsm1 on Sat, 06/05/2004 - 19:21

Conservation on the Leadville Trail while camping out and having fun with Frontier, June 19th-20th out of Bernice (off I-15, north of Butte) out to the Whitehouse Campground.

All M4x4A members welcome.

Dennis LaTulip will be smoking Pork and 1/4 Chickens for Saturday Night dinner in exchange for donations to cover the meat.

May 15 Families for Outdoor Recreation Rally in Bozeman

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 10:30

To all Montana outdoor recreation groups:

This is a reminder of the recreation summit being held on Saturday, May 15,
hosted by Families For Outdoor Recreation. In addition to the original agenda,
we are also excited to announce that Brian Hawthorne, Blue Ribbon Coalition
Public Lands Director, will also be joining us.

Please plan to attend this informative meeting, which will help connect
outdoor recreation groups together with a common theme and purpose.

Here are the details of the summit meeting:
When: May 15, 9am - 5pm
Where: Mackenzie River Pizza, 409 West Main St, Belgrade MT

Please RSVP to Bob Stevenson in Bozeman at bs051063@aol.com, or 406-585-8252.

For more information about Families For Outdoor Recreation, please contact Ed
Melcher at 406-651-9244 or Mark Kary at 406-248-9170, or check the web site
at www.FFOR.org.

Tread Lightly! to Bring Tread Trainer Program to Montana

Submitted by TreadLightly on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 12:32

Announcing a Master Tread Trainer Course in Great Falls, Montana

Tread Lightly! would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming Master Tread Trainer Course. The Tread Trainer program is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics (specifically regarding motorized and mechanized recreation) to the public. The training is provided through a o­ne-day course and will qualify the participant to become a Tread Lightly! representative-- a "Master Tread Trainer."

Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization that educates people to minimize their impact in the outdoors. We specifically focus o­n motorized and mechanized recreation.

Once a participant becomes a "Master Tread Trainer" they are required to train other educators, clubs, employees, enthusiasts or community members to be "Tread Trainers"-- adding a whole new dimension to your organization's educational goals or your personal volunteer activities.


Submitted by jjb1702 on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 12:28

Nearly $1 million is available for recreational trails projects in the state this year. Grant applications must be submitted to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by July 1.

Grants can be used for motorized and non-motorized, multiple use, community, rural and backcountry trails and for education and information brochures, interpretive signs and materials and noxious weed control o­n trails.

Public agencies and private trail clubs are eligible for the grants.

Applications for these Recreational Trails Program and OHV Program grants can be downloaded from FWP’s web page at www.fwp.state.mt.us , click o­n Parks and Recreation and look o­n the Grants page. If you have questions about these grants, call Bob Walker at 444-4585, or Ray Paige at 444-7317.

Protest Over Mountain Roads Draws Hundreds

Submitted by WD40 on Wed, 04/28/2004 - 10:39

From the Helena IR, Monday, April 26, 2004:
"Hundreds rallied Saturday at a U.S. Forest Service office
against proposed road restrictions in south-central Montana's Beartooth and Pryor mountains."

Full text of article is available by clicking the following link.
Helena IR Article

Thanks go out to Ed Melcher, and the Families for Outdoor Recreation for all their hard work.

Bozeman Top Truck Event

Submitted by RCURRIER on Thu, 04/15/2004 - 17:42

2004 Top Truck Challenge

Galiton County Fairgrounds - Motor Sports Park

Saturday May 8th

Registration: 8:00am-10:00am

Racing starts at 10:30

Entry Fee $20 per driver $5 spectator admission

Rock Crawl
Tow Event
Tuff Truck/Obstacle
Mud Bog
Skill Event

Vehicle requirements: seat belts, rear tow hook, helmet, battery tie down, gas cap, open top vehicles need roll bar, no loose objects. Please bring everything that you would bring on a regular trail ride: chains, clevis, tow strap, gloves, hijack, spare tire

For more information call: Rob 579-9073