TN OHV - 2015 Day on the Hill

NOHVCC - Back on April 7th, Tennessee hosted it's second annual TN OHV Day on the Hill where representatives of various motorized recreation groups (off-roading) came to the capitol to enjoy the end of session legislative fun, meet with state elected officials and gathered in the awe-inspiring senate chambers for updates and discussion on several significant projects across the state.

Highlights include:

  • Special welcome from Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey & Speaker Beth Harwell.
  • Current legislation. HB1104/SB1003 creates a nine member board that will recommend to the legislature, at the beginning of next session (by Jan 1, 2016), a course of action for the following: Creating a statewide, self-funded TN OHV safety and training program, creating an inventory of TN public land available for OHV use, as well as potential opportunities, and when coming up with these recommendations, investigate how other states are doing it well.
  • Presentation by Bob Yarbrough, TN Greenways & Trails OHV representative, on his recent study of the economic impact numbers from several offroading events in the state. Mind blowing.
  • Updates on several big projects: Doe Mountain, Coalmont and Aetna Mountain Adventures.
  • Great club success stories, like Mountain Trail Riders Association and Franklin County Offroad Club.
  • Leadership updates from NOHVCC-Tennessee and Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA).

Next year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2016, which is also Ag Day on the Hill, so it should be a great time for youngsters to attend with their parents and experience their state capitol at work. This year, NOHVCC-Tennessee Associate Partner Joey Blevins brought his grandson Caleb to the event. So great to see the next generation of OHV leaders starting early!

For those wanting to know more about the economic impact numbers from Bob Yarbrough's recent study, he is scheduled to present the eye-opening information at the 2015 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park on Thursday, April 16, 2016 or you can email for the complete powerpoint presentation.

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