Welcome to the new year. This month we held our first ride of the year. We staged at 5-mile
pass and then rode approximately 77 miles to Eureka and back. This was a great turn out, with
47 machines and everyone reported having a good time. There was a lot of mud and it was a
great way to start off our year. We had lunch at B’s restaurant in Eureka. The owners were very
grateful for our visit and wanted their gratitude passed on to all of you.
This was the first ride that we asked you to use the RSVP option on our new website. We have
had many members comment the website is very user friendly and easy to use. We found when
you utilize the RSVP option located in the events page, the information there is extremely
helpful for proper planning (gear, extra gas, etc). Doing this simple tack gives us an idea of how
many club members and their friends attending we need to buy food and drinks for. We want
to ensure there is enough food for the BBQ and drinks, along with the ability to plan an
We will always encourage you to RSVP in the events on the website for every ride. We would
like to remind you that when you RSVP, it is for how many members in your party. The machine
count is helpful for planning our route, but the people count is critical to ensure that we have
enough food for everyone at the BBQ (post ride).
Every newsletter will now provide an update from each of our committees. We feel it is
important for everyone to have an idea of what is happening behind the scenes. We would like
to thank everyone who volunteered to be on the Ride for Life committee. That group is now
full, and we were not able to utilize everyone that offered to help. Please consider volunteering
for one of the other committees. There is a lot of work to be done and many hands help to
lighten the load, but as always, there is no pressure. We want you all to enjoy our club at
whatever level of participation is right for you. If you have any questions, please contact any
member of the board. If they cannot answer your questions, they will put you in contact with
someone that can. For those that want it, attached is a printable newsletter for the proposed
ride schedule for the year. Please keep in mind that all rides are subject to change (Covid-19,
weather, etc). If a ride is changed for any reason, we will provide as much notice as possible.
As a reminder, until further notice, monthly Club meetings will be held via Facebook live. Once
we can have an in-person meetings, we will give you as much notice as possible for those
members that would like to attend. But again, no “in-person” meetings are planned for the
foreseeable future. Watch the Club’s website and/or Facebook for the Facebook live times and
Ride for Life Committee
Save the dates
August 21 and 22nd
2020 was a hard year on everyone but especially hard for Make Wish. Our ride last year was
one of very few for them which means their donations were down. It’s never too early to start
collecting your donations.
This year it’s even easier to sign up for the ride. Just go to our new website and click on the Ride
for Life link and sign up.
Make sure you follow the Ride for Life Facebook and Instagram pages for more info.
PIO/Web Team Committee
Bill here, on behalf of the PIO group (Kyle, Randy) we would just like to let everyone know what
we have been up to since the New Year. As many of you know, we have a new and very
improved webpage. We would suggest you all to go check it out at https://utahatv.com/With
this new webpage you can join our club, sign up for the Ride for Life, and R.S.V.P. for upcoming
rides which is important so we can have an accurate count for the BBQ after the ride. When you
R.S.V.P. for a ride the number you enter should be the total number of people in your party (i.e.
for you & your spouse, you would enter 2). Other things you can do on the website is order club
gear like shirts, hoodies, stickers, hats, and flags with a possibility of more to come. The PIO
group also oversees the club Facebook page and Instagram page. Also, when you add friends or
family to our Facebook page, please make sure to let them know they will be required to accept
our page rules before they will be able to comment on posts. If they don’t, we have to try and
contact them and sometimes our messages go unnoticed. Let us know if you have any
questions. Hope to see you all on the February ride.
Ride Coordinator Committee
Ride information will be found in this section of the newsletter. We will attempt to provide as
many details as far in advance as possible.
If you’re undecided whether you are going to Moab or not, we’d encourage you to call
immediately and reserve a room/RV spot since most have cancellation allowances. It’s better to
have a room and not need it than to need it and not have it. March becomes Moab’s busy
season and no one we’ve talked to is willing to give us a discount. We would also encourage
you to double-check what you’re reserving as things do change and may have since we’ve
checked into their information. If you book on a site like Priceline, sometimes there are
different options (pay now, pay later, cancellations timeframes) please ensure you understand
their policies and read the print. We are not endorsing any of these places, they are just place’s
we’ve done a little research on for the best prices. If you have questions, please contact the
place/business individually. There are obviously other hotels, RV parks and restaurants than
what are listed. Again, you are responsible for checking all the details for your reservation as
they may change, pending business policies.
La Quinta – 815 S Main St 435.259.8700. We’ve found the best price for them is Priceline at
$146.00. You can pay when you get there and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. They do
allow pets, no charge, just call when you book and let them know. They provide breakfast, and
they do have truck and trailer parking. They also have refrigerators and microwaves in the
rooms. They do have a hot tub; the pool is closed for the season.
Moab Inn – 711 S Main St 800.831.6622. The best price we’ve seen is their website at $152.00.
Their cancellation policy is 24 hours. They don’t allow pets. They have a refrigerator in the
rooms and provide breakfast. They do have an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub.
Super 8 – 889 N Main St 435.259.8868 – Rooms are $126.55 on Priceline with same day
cancellations. No charge up front. No fridge or microwave, but they do have breakfast.
Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground – 555 S Main St 877.415.3991.
Moab Rim Campark – 1900 S Highway 191 435.259.5002.
KOA – 3225 South Highway 191 435.241.890
These are three of the largest restaurants. They do not take reservations currently because of
Covid-19. Seating is on a first-come-first basis. All restaurants can seat up to 10 people per
BluPig – Pulled Pork, Ribs etc.
811 S. Main
Fiesta Mexicana – Mexican food
202 Main St.
Moab Brewery – Hamburger, fries, pub food etc.
686 So. Main St.
Hey everyone, Its Dan with the Safety Crew. It is a new year, and we would like to encourage
everyone to take some time and go through your bikes. Check and or change the oil, air cleaner.
Check your tire pressures. And make any adjustments needed. A little preventative
maintenance will make it a more enjoyable and safer ride. This is also a good time to check the
bearing grease on your trailers. Thank you.
The recreation committee is currently working on some ideas how to bring a little more
socializing to our club. We realize that the rides are often busy. and we have little time to visit
our fellow club members. Our goal is to provide other options for fun and socializing, please
watch for updates from our committee as we anticipate some exciting events in the future.
We are excited to announce the addition of a Fundraising committee. Monica Skinner has
agreed to Co-Chair the committee, but we could still use some more volunteers willing to help.
We are excited to help grow our club and find ways to fund some of the essential items that we
need. We have a few ideas that we are working on, but the more the merrier. Please contact
Karen Sommer or Monica Skinner with ideas or Questions.
Welcome to a new year with Utah ATV Association. We are so excited to get out and ride
together! Please visit online at www.utahatv.com or our Facebook page and click on “Events”
to see the fun and exciting places we plan to visit this year. After each ride we have a BBQ to
get to know each other better. Please RSVP to each ride so we can get a count and have plenty
of food available. Next if you would like, please click on “Join” and fill out a membership
application and pay your dues. We use these “dues” to help pay for the BBQ’s and outdoor
education. Again, welcome and we look forward to seeing you out on the trail with your UTV or
Hello all. We are hoping that by keeping you informed, we can all work toward furthering the
growth and success of our club. As some of you may know the Merchandising Committee is
brand new. Our goal is to identify the best items to sale on our website. We want to provide
items that you as members are interested in. We want to avoid stale or outdated items. If you
have a suggestion of an item that you would like to see offered by the club, please contact our
group. You will also see a coming change to our website. We are hoping to have a Clearance
section added soon. This will allow those interested to purchase discontinued items and limited
items such as previous years Ride for Life shirts as an example. We look forward to providing
our members with some fun options soon. Wear your club SWAG and “Come Ride with Us”.
UTAH ATV CLUB RIDES
Jan 16, 2021 5 Mile Pass
Feb 20, 2021 Vernon/Keg Mountain
March 19, 20, 2021 Moab
April 17, 18, 2021 San Rafael Swell
May 14, 15, 2021 Blanding/Monument Valley
June 19, 2021 Daniels Summit
July 16, 17, 2021 Panguitch
August TBD, 2021 Ride for Life
Sept 17, 18, 2021 Escalante
Oct 16, 2021 American Fork
Nov 12, 13, 2021 Green River
Dec TBD, 2021 Christmas Party