The 4th Annual Carnegie SVRA Visitor Appreciation Day was a great success. Approximately 980 visitors attended the family-friendly event, which was filled with fun activities, special rides, and vendor displays.

Sector Superintendent Randy Caldera kicked off the event on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 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.

Carnegie SVRA staff and the California Off-Road Association (CORVA) hosted fun activities for kids and families. Programs focused on the TreadLightly!® principles—Travel Responsibly, Respect the Rights of Others, Educate Yourself, Avoid Sensitive Areas, Do Your Part. Activities included a safety gear relay race and an obstacle course for radio-controlled jeeps. Kids also rode the ATV safety simulator while at the OHMVR Division’s booth.

Carnegie SVRA staff would like to thank our vendors for coming out, our partner support, and especially the raffle donations. We’re looking forward to doing this again next year!

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