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Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518 or Monica Enriquez at (602) 542-6997. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov

Off-Highway Vehicle Ambassadors Offer "Show Me" Rides & Meet/Greet Sessions

(Phoenix, Arizona - February 13, 2014) - The Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Ambassadors are offering a chance for people to come out, get involved and get to know the area at the very popular Boulders, Table Mesa OHV locations and Wildcat OHV location.

The "Show Me" experience is for those who are current OHV or four-wheeling riders or who have recently purchased an ATV, UTV, motorcycle or Jeep and want to know where to ride or wheel off-highway, or for those that want to learn more about the most popular riding/wheeling areas in the Phoenix Area.

At the classes, participants will be introduced to the area by reviewing maps, explaining the types of trails available in the area, review proper riding/wheeling etiquette/safety information, and taking a ride around the area with the OHV Ambassadors and their decades of experience. Those who come out will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the area. Bring your ATV, UTV, motorcycle, Jeep or other off-highway vehicle and be ready to hit the trail. We encourage those interested in attending a session or those who would like more information about this program to drop us an email at ohv(at)azstateparks.gov.

Spring 2014 Schedule - Table Mesa
  • March 8, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Little Pan Staging Area
  • April 5, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Little Pan Staging Area
  • May 3, 2014 - 8 a.m. - Little Pan Staging Area

Directions to Little Pan Staging Areas - Take the Table Mesa Road Exit on I-17 just north of New River, turn west and then take frontage road North. Follow Table Mesa Road staying right at the first two forks. Take a left at the third fork and follow to the staging area. Staging area is approximately 4 miles from I-17. The OHV Ambassadors will meet you at the main kiosk.

Spring 2014 Schedule - Boulders
  • March 1, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Boulders Staging Area
  • March 30, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Boulders Staging Area
  • April 26, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Boulders Staging Area
Directions to Boulders Staging Area - Take SR74 (Carefree Highway) West from I-17 past Lake Pleasant to milepost 11.5. Turn North onto well graded dirt road for approximately 1 mile. The OHV Ambassadors will meet you in the south end of the staging area at the 3-panel kiosk.

Spring 2014 Schedule - Wildcat

  • March 15, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Wildcat Staging Area
  • April 19, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Wildcat Staging Area

Directions to Wildcat Staging Area - From the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Pima Road in North Scottsdale follow Cave Creek Road east for approximately 4 miles and turn right following signs to Bartlett Lake onto Bartlett Dam Road. Follow Bartlett Dam road for 1 mile and look for a right turn onto a well graded dirt road...there is a sign for the Wildcat Staging area at the right turn. Follow dirt road for approximately .25 mile into old gravel pit which is the staging area. Be careful as dirt road is narrow and often two way traffic. The OHV ambassadors will meet you in the staging area.

The Arizona OHV Ambassador program is a volunteer program which provides a means for private citizens to work with a variety of federal, state, and local land managers and public safety officials in Arizona to promote responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation on public, state, and private lands. These volunteers contribute their time, experience, and local knowledge of OHV areas in Arizona by monitoring public lands on motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs or 4x4 vehicles. Through these monitoring efforts volunteers provide a positive image of their recreation activity, identify and record road, trail and other resource issues and educate OHV users on responsible OHV use. OHV Ambassadors also participate in special projects to enhance OHV areas in Arizona. OHV Ambassadors receive extensive training from professional training representatives and serve as a point of contact for other OHV users to obtain helpful and timely information about the trails they ride.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite or cave tour reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.

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