Arizona's OHV Ambassadors
02/01/22 UPDATE: Now accepting applications for new Ambassadors!
Interested in Becoming an OHV Ambassador?
· Increased outreach presence
· Increased information sharing between Arizona State Parks and its constituents
· Engage more riders
· Promote safe and responsible riding
· Provide new and accurate OHV information
· Distribute education and marketing materials
Show Me Rides
Introduce Arizona’s off-highway vehicle community to new riding areas by reviewing maps, explaining the types of trails available in the area, and reviewing proper riding etiquette and safety information. The rides take place on different land managers property depending on the time of year and Ambassador recommendations. Ambassadors lead the public on guided rides showcasing the selected riding area for anywhere from 4 to 8 hours including some two-day overnight trips. Rides can range anywhere from 30 to 100 miles and provide a less intimidating way for new and inexperienced riders to be exposed to new riding areas. Each year 15 to 20 rides are held between October and May.
Click the button below to explore Show Me Ride opportunities in any of the six regions throught the state.
What is the Ambassador Program?
The Arizona OHV Ambassador program is a volunteer program which provides a means for private citizens to work with a variety of federal, state, local land managers, and public safety officials in Arizona to promote responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation throughout our beautiful state. These volunteers contribute their time, experience, and local knowledge of OHV areas through partnership with local, state, and federal agencies providing the following services:
Community Outreach Events
Agency staff coordinate with private, local, state, and federal organizations to establish booth space for the Ambassador program to distribute Arizona Game and Fish, State Land Department, Arizona State Parks and Trails and some land manager’s education and promotional materials to Arizona riders. Each year the Ambassador programs attends five (5) to 10 outreach events at numerous locations statewide.
Trailside Meet and Greets:
Agency staff coordinate with Ambassadors and land managers statewide to conduct trailside outreach and education events. Meet and Greets will be held at high use areas and based on land manager need. They are used to educate the public on riding safety, responsible use, and where users can legally ride.
Special Work Projects:
Agency staff coordinate with Ambassadors and land managers statewide to conduct trail maintenance, sign install, clean ups, trail brushing and kiosk install at various federal, state and local riding/staging areas. Each year the Ambassador program coordinates 6-8 of these special work projects based on land manager needs.
• More unique riding opportunities for the community
• Better access to useful OHV information for the community
• More education materials saturating popular riding areas
• Better communication between agencies and the public
• Increased communication between agencies and OHV dealerships, rental companies, and manufacturers
Benefits of being an Ambassador
• Making a positive impact on Arizona’s OHV opportunities
• Free Day Use Park Pass with 60 hours completed
• Exposure to new riding areas
• Attending and volunteering at unique OHV events
• Improving riding opportunities statewide
• Protecting access to OHV areas