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Frequently asked Questions about the RMDRA


I just paid for membership, where is it?

Why should I join the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association?

Why is the RMDRA so concerned about land access?

What is the RMDRA doing to address land access?

Do you know anyone or anywhere to ride offroad?

How does the forum work?

What should I expect at club meetings?

What is the RMDRA doing to promote racing?

What race organizations is the RMDRA affiliated with?

How do I join the RMDRA?

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Frequently asked Technical Questions


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Answers to questions about the RMDRA



I just paid for membership, where is it?

Thanks for joining. Volunteers will process your membership so please wait for an email from the membership directory directed to the email that you used on paypal or entered on the form. Feel free to sign up on our forum immediately and begin participating in the online community. This is where we organize Club Nights and other events. If you haven't received an email within a week, then check out the Contact Us web page to contact the membership director about your membership. It can be difficult to process all memberships within 1 week at busy times, like after the motorcycle show and during the summer when we have many events.

Many other questions are answered on the forum (see link above) so register and start by creating an introduction for your self. Questions such as where is my map have been dealt with on the forum already.

Why should I join the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association?

The RMDRA believes the future of Off Road Motorcycling (ORM) in Albera is based on family participation and numbers.   Responsible land use and education now will provide accessible riding areas for generations.   The RMDRA is just one local group, but joined with other riding groups and other Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) users we make a voice that will be heard and that will make a difference.   If everybody that rode designated areas like McLean Creek, Waiparous / Ghost, and Indian Graves to name a few,  joined their local club, we would have huge numbers all across Alberta.  These numbers would give us a bigger voice with Government and the Public providing more leverage to help us keep our recreational areas open.

The RMDRA has undertaken many trail initiatives that have been funded through Federal and Provincial Grants. Additional funds are available through other groups, and the more members we have, the more funding is available for our projects.

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Why is the RMDRA so concerned about land access?

The incredible freedom that we now enjoy at the most popular riding areas around Calgary is being threatened.  We are currently working to keep trails open and add more riding areas in McLean Creek, Waiparous / Ghost, and Livingstone areas.   Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) and the RMDRA have been working together to map both the McLean Creek FLUZ and Ghost ORM trails. 

In 2009 the RMDRA mapped and installed signs for over 700km of ORM trails in McLean Creek,  and has gotten approval for the first 50Km of ORM specific trail in Fallen Timber. It is our goal to add hundreds of KM's of additional sustainable trails in the Calgary area in the next few years. All of this proposed trail creation takes volunteers and funds.

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What is the RMDRA doing to address land access?

Your RMDRA executive and many members are working with the major Provincial and Federal trail advocacy groups like the ASORMAOHVACOHVNTC , and SRD to help save everybody's riding areas.  With their generous support we have benn able to promote responsible land use and we have paid for our members to attend training in sustainable trail creation.   These programs demonstrate to the government the commitment of the ORM community to our sport.   In 2010 we plan to undertake our most agressive trail creation initiatve to date.

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Do you know anyone or anywhere to ride offroad?

Nobody wants to ride alone!

We host Wednesday night Guided Rides, Family Campouts, and regular get togethers.   In 2009 our Guided Rides Program was a runaway success!  Most nights 20 to 40 riders would get together and learn local off road riding areas with our experienced guides.   We promote all skill levels and encourage family riding.  Chances are the person you are riding with was a RMDRA newcomer at one time too!  There's no better way to improve your skills,  find sweet single track or the best bike maintenance and mods than hanging out with other riders.

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How does the forum work?

The RMDRA forum is the communication network of the organization.  This is where members discuss topics relating to off road motorcycling, plan rides, and buy and sell bikes and gear.   Membership provides access to even more forums on the site.  Even if you have never registered for a forum before,  don't be shy, visit the forum today.

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What should I expect at club meetings?

We intend to keep our association meetings fun and entertaining.   We intend to have 1 hour of association business like land advocacy, race planning, or group ride organization, followed by 1 hour of presentations or video entertainment at every meeting.  Many meetings even feature door prizes from our local dealer sponsors!   Meetings are a great place to meet and network with other riders.  Remember,  the RMDRA is a family organization and all family members are welcome at our meetings.

What is the RMDRA doing to promote racing?

We are a Calgary based club organizing CMRC affiliated off-road races. We hold events annaully for those members that enjoy the challenge that racing brings.

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What race organizations is the RMDRA affiliated with?

The RMDRA is affiliated with both the CMRC and the ADRA.   RMDRA has voting rights at the ADRA. This allows us to have input into issues that affect off-road racers and allows us to stay current with proposed rule changes, procedures and calendar of events.

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How do I join the RMDRA?

You can register online or print off and fill out the membership form.  You can bring it to a meeting, or mail it to the RMDRA (address is on the form).  Or just come to a meeting and sign up.  We need your support.

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Answers to technical questions



I am having trouble with some of the PDF files on the site?

The pdf files on this web site require Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher.   When loading the pdf files from the web site a new web browser window opens, the Adobe Acrobat screen shows, then the browser window shows done at the bottom with only a blank screen.   Shortly after the whole pdf document appears in the browser window, once the browser has completely downloaded the file and the adobe program on the client computer has processed the file.

Where can I download Adobe Acrobat Reader?

The pdf files on this web site require Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher.   Get Adobe® Reader®

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