"All trail-access decisions are political decisions"

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public lands through the electoral and legislative processes.
The TPAC tactical goal is to target key races using state-of-the art real-time analysis where there is a tough election and the pro-access candidate needs some extra support to help to defeat their opponent.
TPAC is needed to counter the anti-access special interests in Washington DC who have long ago figured that contributing to closure-oriented politicians is how they will accomplish their goal of restricting OHV access on federal lands.
TPAC is ready to stand in that political breach to stop the flow of anti-access politicians into the Capital. TPAC will work hard to reverse that trend so that pro-access legislators will exist as the majority in Congress and the White House.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrate FREEDOM, Trails, and the 4th of July

Just for today, TPAC wants riders to ignore the OHV bad news in California and focus on some positive stories about trail access due to a lot of hard work by OHV enthusiasts, Industry, aftermarket, clubs, and small businesses.

Polaris has their T.R.A.I.L.S. grant program. Yamaha has its OHV Grants Initiative, and the Motorcycle Industry Council created the Right Rider Access Fund.  All of those programs help support grassroots efforts to promote and protect our Freedom to recreate in a responsible manner on public and private lands.

New riding areas on public and private lands are coming online.  Riley Ranch ATV Park, a county facility, is now connected to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  New user organizations have been formed there to champion OHV access in that area.  Moto Mountain OHV Park near Fairmont Georgia has just opened up for family recreation at that private facility. 

Some large timber and mining companies either have OHV recreation on some of their lands or are looking at new opportunities for that activity.

Today, lets reflect on the aforementioned examples of how we are still blessed with Freedom in this country. We have a lot to be thankful for.

After your barbecue today but before the desserts are served, consider a “Fight for Freedom” donation to TPAC so we can continue to support our pro-trail candidates running for federal office.


Happy 4th of July!

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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