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Newsroom Articles (2014)

October 29, 2014: The Sacramento Bee: Auburn Boy, 7, with a Rare Ailment is a Motorbike Champ

It's just a few minutes until the races begin, and Colton Nelson isn't dressed. The 7-year-old has been romping around the Gold Country Fairgrounds in partial gear for nearly an hour, skirting among tents to peek at the growling motorcycles in the dusty Auburn night. [Read more ...] [10/31/14]

Youth Recreation Day at Castaic Lake

The OHMVR Division and partners held the first annual Los Angeles County Youth Recreation Day on October 18, 2014. Approximately 75 under-served youth from the County of Los Angeles kayaked and experienced driving an All-Terrain Vehicle. The newly formed San Andreas District provided outreach and an environmental education program that promotes responsible recreation. [Read more ...][10/29/14]

Carnegie SVRA Visitor Appreciation Day

Sector Superintendent Randy Caldera kicked off the 4th Annual Carnegie SVRA Visitor Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 18, with a night ride through the park. Riders and drivers enjoyed views of a spectacular night sky and the Central Valley lights from the Carnegie hills. On Sunday, San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob Elliott addressed event attendees and enjoyed the 4x4 hillclimb demonstrations. Visitors were treated to free raffle tickets for generous prizes. [Read more ...]  [10/29/14]

Family-Themed Huckfest Happens Without a Hitch

Thousands of spectators and off-highway racers gathered at Oceano Dunes SVRA for the 6th annual truck-jumping contest known as "Huckfest." The event, held on October 17 and 18, 2014, was a huge success. [Read more ...] [10/29/14]

Hungry Valley SVRA Hosts 4-Wheel Parts Annual Customer Appreciation Day

The weekend of September 13, 2014, marked the 4-Wheel Parts Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Hungry Valley SVRA 4x4 Area. The crowd snagged t-shirts that were flung into the air, vied for awesome raffle prizes and munched out on hotdogs, burgers and drinks that were offered by 4-Wheel Parts as a big shout out of thanks to all their customers. Following the festivities, 4-wheelers headed out on two off road convoys, one for beginners and one for the intermediate drivers. Others had fun testing their skills by rock crawling at the big boulder course and for those who were getting too hot, the mud bog courses were just the ticket to cool down. In all, several hundred people attended and had an awesome time! You can always count on 4-Wheel Parts to put on a great party and there’s no better place for it than Hungry Valley!

4-Wheel Parts Customer Appreciation Day Photo 4-Wheel Parts Customer Appreciation Day Photo

On the Trails with Wounded Warriors

California State Parks, ROHVA and the Wounded Warrior Project collaborated at Prairie City SVRA to provide military veterans a momentous off-highway vehicle experience that they will never forget. The event was caught on video (see link below). The clip features OHMVR Division's Deputy Director Chris Conlin and State Park Interpreter Greg Schumaker. The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

      On the Trail with Wounded Warriors Video

[8/13/14]

California State Parks Exhibits Feature in Local News Stories

ATV Simulator Featured on Good Day Sacramento
Amy Carabba, Good Day Sacramento, heads to the California State Fair to check out the State Park exhibits. The ATV Simulator, R/C Jeep Obstacle Course and "Name that Scat" game were featured in her report.

Channel 40 Fox News Highlights State Park Exhibits
Highlights of Darren Pecks' report included Natalie Lohi, OHMVR Division Outreach and Education Manager, providing information on the OHMVR Mission, ATV safety tips and natural resource protection.
[7/15/14, 7/16/14]

California State Parks Director Announces Retirement

After bringing leadership and stability to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Maj. Gen. Anthony L. Jackson has announced that he will retire on June 30, capping nearly 40 years of public service, including 36 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. [Read more ...] [5/21/14]

News Release: Free Admission to California State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel on Memorial Day

California State Parks will offer free admission to veterans, as well as active and reserve military personnel in participating California state parks on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.

"We are extending a special invitation to our Armed Forces and our veterans by inviting them to visit a state park. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank our Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice, as well as create lifetime connections with our State Parks that we hope will continue as an annual tradition," said Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), Director of California State Parks. [Read more ...] [5/19/14]