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Jeffrey Dozier receives national recognition on the DBBB project, earning the 2016 - UFWDA - Four Wheeler of the Year Award!
A well deserved congratulations to another one of our very own SFWDA members. Jeffrey Dozier (Ohio River Four Wheelers / Friends of Daniel Boone) on being selected to receive the UFWDA 2016 - FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD. This award is designed to recognize, on a national level, the overall significant achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of recreational four wheeling. Jeff, you most certainly deserve it. Your hard work and dedication on the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway over the past years will continue to benefit generations of off road enthusiasts.
The DBBB provides designated maps, markers, and preserved access to a beautiful rural route through sections of un-maintained county roads in the Slade and Red River Gorge area of Kentucky creating the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway offering approximately 100 miles of scenic trails offering up many unique and challenging obstacles. For more about the DBBB visit ; www.sfwda.org/dbbb
For more about UFWDA visit; http://www.ufwda.org/
For more about the ORFW club visit : http://www.sfwda.org/orfw
For more about the Friends of Boone visit: https://www.facebook.com/Daniel-Boone-Backcountry-Byway-694090960601745/
A great SFWDA Meet & Ride Saturday hosted by your association and the Ohio River Four Wheeler's. We had 135+ vehicles and over 200 people from KY, TN, IL, IN, OH, WVA, SC, GA and MI.
Beautiful fall day exploring the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway. And to top off our day we presented the Jeffrey Dozier the UFWDA Four Wheeler of the Year award for dedication, focus and efforts on the DBBB. Our sincerest thanks Jeff.
Also special thanks to Aaron Roddy, Joe Kling, and all of the ORFW members for outstanding work in organizing the day and also for your efforts on the DBBB.
From UFWDA Newsletter Editor;
Welcome to this edition of eNews and to readers who've recently joined us. I've just recognized that this edition did not publish earlier this month as scheduled, so here's a belated September edition. As summer and holiday memories fade for those in the northern hemisphere, the pending elections may be diverting attention from opportunities to be a part of various 'advisory' groups, as several have needed to call more than once for candidates. Another reason may simply be a general reluctance to volunteer?
- Peter Vahry; editor
Welcome to your monthly 4x4 news update from UFWDA.
To read the November edition of UFWDA eNews as a PDF simply click here
- • SEMA 2015
- • Daniel Boone Scenic Byway
- • VA4WDA 23rd Annual Trail Ride
- • SFWDA November newsletter
- • TrailsOffRoad.com
- • BLM announces November 21 meeting about Johnson Valley land use changes
- • Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council Meets Senator Ricky Muir
- • A Familiar Refrain
- • UFWDA Voice online magazine
United Four Wheel Drive Associations & Off-Road Business Association to Collaborate as Land-Use Advocates
The United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) have agreed to a formal arrangement that will allow the groups to coordinate policy as they strive to work together to protect access to lands, roads and trails for off-road enthusiasts. The groups have often collaborated in the past at the national level on projects of common interest. The new arrangement will enable the two national organizations to cooperate more closely to create a stronger approach to advocating for increased access to motorized recreation on public and private land.
"Combining energy, experience and talent with the grassroots and business is the key for leading and protecting motorized recreation," said Fred Wiley, ORBA's President and CEO. "Without a place to recreate, there wouldn't be a large market for accessories.
Both groups gain ground when we can bring our
combined resources to bear."
These organizations have international connections to grassroots groups and businesses, bringing decades of advocacy experience to the table. Working together, while focusing on the individual missions of each organization, insures that communication and connectivity will create a stronger message and voice.
Tom Mandera, President of UFWDA commented, "Together, we will apply our individual strengths towards our common purpose - advocating for recreational opportunities. Joining forces to maximize our collective expertise, finding a common goal and organizing around that goal, is the only way to have success."
About ORBA and UFWDA
ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized
off-road related businesses formed to promote and
preserve off-road recreation.
UFWDA is the only international organization that exclusively represents the 4x4 enthusiast. Comprised entirely of fellow enthusiasts, UFWDA seeks to counter anti-access groups that seek to close recreation areas to off-road motorized sport.
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