Meetings are held at 1531 21 Ave NW with club business at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted on the calendar to the right.
Click on the event name to the right for detailed information.
If you are interested in off road riding, networking with other riders, protecting your riding areas, or hare scramble and cross country racing, you owe it to your self to attend. Please find the time to attend
our meeting. We would love to meet you. The meeting is scheduled for 1 hour club business and 1 hour networking.
Non-members are more than welcome to come and see what our club is all about.
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2013 was a busy year for the RMDRA. In January, the club had a booth at the 2013 Motorcycle Show in Calgary; the show is the club's largest membership drive and provides an opportunity to educate the riding community about club initiatives. Club membership included approximately 220 riders in 2013. In early February, the club held its annual gear swap meet. Later that month, club members volunteered their time at the Deerfoot casino and fundraising to help the community.
In August, the club organized Round 7 of the Kermaxx Performance Provincial Offroad Championship Series, at Fallen Timber. The race was very successful and hosted all levels of racers from across the province. A race committee has been formed to plan and implement the 2014 race with the goal of hosting the most fun and best organized race in the series.
Throughout 2013, the RMDRA has been engaging with the Alberta government as an interested party to the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan which is currently in draft form and in the Phase 3 consultation stage. In mid-October, the club facilitated a multi-club consultation session with Bev Yee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Development and Dave Bartesko, Senior Consultation Manager, Land Use Secretariat, to discuss implications of the draft SSRP on the OHV community.Club members have also made steps throughout the year to plan and propose a trail system in the Ghost Public Land Use Zone; the proposal has been approved for approximately 400 km of singletrack trail in the area. The next step will be to inventory the trails and present to the Ghost Stewardship Monitoring Group for recommendation and then to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for final approval.
In the summer months, the club hosted "Club Nights" on Wednesday evenings at the McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle Public Land Use Zone. Riders were divided into groups based on riding ability and educated by trained club members on responsible riding and trail maintenance techniques.
RMDRA volunteers continue to conduct ongoing trail maintenance in the McLean Creek area including, but not limited to, removal of blow down, erosion control, installation of muskeg mats and signage posting.
Planned activities for the club in 2014 include attendance at the Calgary Motorcycle Show, continued trail maintenance in McLean Creek, ongoing engagement and consultation with the government on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, inventorying the proposed trail system in the Ghost and hosting a race in Fallen Timber.
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- Are you:
- Relatively new to off road motorcycling?
- Unsure where to ride single track?
- Having a hard time finding regular riding buddies?
- Wanting to become a better rider?
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If you want to know about access to your favourite riding area check our Area Status Report
If you ride in the Ghost-Waiparous area, check out our GAMP Handout
If you want to read more, please go to our Land Advocacy page
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