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OHV Ride at Tillamook State Forest

Title: OHV Ride at Tillamook State Forest
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00
Skill Level: Open to all levels of riding experience (including beginners). There is a suggested FREE online certification training for this workshop.
Length: Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours of riding

Description:
This will be a slow to moderate paced OHV ride in the Browns Camp OHV Area on the Tillamook State Forest. The Tillamook State Forest, a 365,000 acre forest located in the coast range mountains of northwest Oregon, offers over 450 miles of OHV trail riding opportunity. The Browns Camp OHV Area is one of four OHV riding areas on the Tillamook State Forest. This workshop will provide insight into managing a diverse, heavily used, year-round OHV trail network in a temperate rain forest located within 30 to 60 minutes of a large metropolitan area (Portland, Oregon). Representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and local trail use clubs and organizations will provide an overview of the program and will highlight management concepts and techniques being implemented.

Difficulty:
This will be an easy to moderate OHV trail ride depending on the attendee's experience. Beginners are encouraged to attend as well as people with prior ATV experience (proof of safety training will be required for those attendees operating a vehicle). Beginners will be paired with an experienced rider in a side-by-side vehicle, and will ride a different trail itinerary than the intermediate/advanced rider group.

Safety Gear:
Full safety gear is required of all participants:


Helmets and goggles will be available on location, attendees are required to bring the other gear listed. Attendees will also sign a vehicle liability release form (in addition to the American Trails liability wavier).

Weather is variable during the month of May. Participants should be prepared for cool, wet weather conditions.

Certification Requirements:
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offers a free 1.5 hour online safety education program and certification. As this mobile workshop is a group event, the training is not required, but it may be helpful for you to take the course in advance. Temporary certificates will be given as part of the guided tour. If you have taken an online training from another State, you are able to use that card to fulfill the certification requirement. Any riding done not as part of this mobile workshop will require the Oregon Safety Certificate. Please ensure that all OR OHV rules and regulations are followed. You may find this information on their website at: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/ATV/pages/index.aspx

Please Note: Hands on training or adequate experience will be required for those attendees operating a machine. Two person vehicles will be available for those people who don’t wish or do not have the training to operate their own vehicle.

You can access the online training here: http://www.rideatvoregon.org/.


Leaders:
Oregon Department of Forestry Off-Highway Vehicle Program Staff

Symposium Sponsors

 

 

 

 

American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395
trailhead@americantrails.org


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