Welcome – we hope March has everyone excited for spring. This month we held our Moab Ride.
We were in Moab for two days. The first day we staged and then rode Gemini Bridges, and the
Metal Masher trails. Day one was a great turn out, with 42 machines. The trails were very fun,
and extremely challenging. We want to take a moment and acknowledge that the spirit of the
group was fantastic. Although outside the comfort level of some, everyone reported having a
great time. We worked together to help those that were not comfortable, to navigate the trails.
It is our belief that these challenges along with the support of our fellow club members made
this trail a successful adventure.
Day two we rode the Fallen Officer Trail and the Sovereign Trail. Again, an amazing turn out. We
left the staging area with 46 machines, with only a few mechanical issues all 46 machines made
the entire ride. This ride was not as challenging as the previous day, but it was obvious that the
previous days experience aided our riders during this ride. The way everyone was able to
navigate obstacles was very impressive. Due to high winds, we were almost out of luck when it
came time to BBQ. However, with the use of a few members willing to allow us the use of their
enclosed trailers we were able to host our post ride BBQ. It was a time to socialize and spend
time with our fellow adventurers.
Next month we will be riding the San Rafael Swell. A large group will be camping for this
Saturday and Sunday ride. Camping will be primitive (dry camping), but there are other options
for you. That information is listed below by your Ride Coordinator Committee. If you have not
made your reservations, we encourage you to do so right away. You can always cancel if you decide later not to attend. If a ride is changed for any reason, we will provide as much notice as
Our new website continues to be very successful. We have made several sales of Club
merchandise and had numerous people register for the Ride for Life. We will continue to
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 people count is critical
to ensure that we have enough food for everyone at the BBQ (post ride).
Exciting news. The Edge has agreed to allow us to host an in-person meeting for April. With the
COVID restrictions lifting we are excited for the opportunity to hold this meeting. Please plan on
attending. We highly encourage all our new members to attend this meeting.
Please watch the website for our Sponsor of the Month. The Sponsor of the Month will be
offering amazing deals for our Club Members. To take advantage of these deals you will be
required to show your membership card. If you have not received your card, please contact the
Club Secretary to obtain your card.
Just a reminder Club Dues for 2021 can be paid on the website. If using a company account to
complete the payment, under the (ship to) portion please put your name so that your payment
will be posted to you. Thank you. If you have questions, please contact a member of the board
Ride for Life Committee
Ride for Life planning is going strong.
We have the code for room discount: RIDE21
Thank you for helping grant wishes like Steele:
Steele is an athletic young boy who can always be found with a basketball in his hand. He has multiple door hoops set up around the house so that he can constantly be perfecting his trick
shots! Steele cannot be slowed down. He plays soccer as his teams’ goalie, enjoys collecting
sports trading cards and playing Pokémon. Steele is a natural leader, and an intuitive
communicator. Like his name, Steele is a tough kid who is naturally competitive, but he is also
incredibly sweet and patient. Steele is the youngest of five children, and his older brother is also
going through his own medical journey. Steele is able to understand when his brother needs
attention and has been known to tell his mom that his brother “needs her more right now.”
Steele is wise beyond his years and has a naturally caring heart.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Ride for Life on the website. utahatv.com
Please follow us of the Ride for Life Facebook and Instagram
PIO/Web Team Committee
From the PIO Group. We have been chuggin along keeping the webpage updated along with
Facebook. Folks when you invite someone to our Facebook page please let them know that
they need to accept the page rules. We hope to see you on the trails soon.
Ride Coordinator Committee
If you’re undecided whether you are going on the May Club ride or not, I’d encourage you to
call ASAP and reserve a room/RV spot since most have cancellation allowances (please verify).
It’s better to have a room/RV Spot and not need it than to need it and not have it. We are not
endorsing any of these places, we just did some research and found some hotels, restaurants
and RV Parks in Mexican Hat and Bluff Utah on the internet. This isn’t all-inclusive, there are
other hotels, restaurants and RV Parks in each city and surrounding areas. Again, you are
responsible for checking all the details with each business as they may change via business
needs. We’ve reached out to several of the hotels listed, and we’ve not heard back about
club/group rates. If/when we hear back from any of these places, there will be a bulletin on the
Club Facebook site ASAP.
Mexican Hat –
Hotels: San Juan Inn – 435.683.2220 or 800.447.2022 http://www.sanjuaninn.net/
Hat Rock Inn – 435.683.2221 https://www.hatrockinn.com/
Mexican Hat Lodge – 435.683.2222 http://www.mexicanhatlodge.com/
Monument Valley KOA Journey – (800) 562-3424, Milepost 2, US-163, Oljato-Monument
Valley, UT 84536
Sleeping Bear Campgrounds – (435) 444-7777, Douglas Mesa Rd, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
Olde Bridge Grill (435)683-2322, 2256 US-163 Scenic, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
Hat Rock Cafe (435)683-2270, 120 US-163, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
River Rat Pizza (435)683-2226, 268 US-163, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
San Juan Indian Trading Post (San Juan Inn)
Kokopelli Inn 435.672.2322, 161 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512
Recapture Lodge 435.672.2281, 250 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512
Mokee Motel 435.672.2242, US-191 & 5th W, Bluff UT 84512
Cottonwood RV park 435.672.2287, 320 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512
Back-in sites – $37.00
Pull-thru sites -$38.00
Coral Sands RV Park 435.672.2232, 150 S 6th W, Bluff, UT 84512
6 spaces left, 3 together in the A-row (55×25 FHU Pull-thru’s) $33.50/night plus tax; 1 near the
other 3 in the A-row that has water/elec only and is a small back-in 35×15 w/ 50 amp $30/night
plus tax; 1 next to the A-row bathrooms 40×25 FHU back-in w/ 30 amp $30/night plus tax; 2
next to each other in our C-row (80×34 FHU Pull-thru’s 50 amp) $40/night plus tax. We do offera military/veteran’s discount of 10%.
Comb Ridge Eat and Drink 435.487.8441, 680 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512
Cottonwood Steakhouse Inc, 435.672.2282, 409 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512 (Need reservations)
Twin Rocks Café 435.672.2341, 913 East Navajo Twins Dr. Bluff, UT 84512
Piccadilly Circus Pizza 435.672.2221, 161 Main St, Bluff, UT 84512
Hi Everyone, Dan with the safety crew here,
Couple things we need to draw attention to this month. As we are on our rides and we come to
a turn and Steve places someone there to direct the group a certain way. That person needs to
stay in place until the tail gunner relieves you! You may be at the stop for a few minutes or for
an hour if we have a problem with a machine on the trail. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR POST! The tail
gunner will be there to relieve you I promise. If you have any questions, we are on the radio.
Please when we are climbing obstacles and have spotters there to help you. Pay attention to
what they are telling you. None of us want to get hurt, we just want to help. When you have an
obstacle use the rolling start, don’t butt your tire to the rock or log or ??? and try to power over
it. Use the rolling start method. Roll up to the obstacle without stopping and feather the gas
pedal. Let the machine do it for you. The rolling forward will allow your front tires to bounce
over/on top of the obstacle, instead of attempting from a complete stop. If anyone has any
questions, please ask!!! we are here to help. See you on the trail, have fun and be safe.
P.S. don’t forget to check your lug nuts on you trailers before you go. and don’t forget to cross
your safety chains.
Hello to all out there from the recreation committee, hope you have had a great month, looks
like we will be having our first meet and greet BBQ this summer. We have a large pavilion
reserved, it is scheduled for Saturday June 5th at Smithfield park in Draper, from 10am to 230pm. We are currently looking for a face painter to donate some of their talents and a
balloon animal blower for the kids to be involved. And some type of games for those that want
to participate please put this date on your calendar all are welcome family and friends alike. We
will have club swag for sale as well. We will be updating more information as this event gets
closer, please RSVP so we can have plenty of food.
Moving on the June ride will be at Daniels summit June 19th we will be having a club poker run
on this ride to have some more fun as we try to create get to know one another as whole group
we will also be trying to have some games to play in the evenings when we have two-day rides
scheduled. Thanks, from the ride committee, Mark, Kyle and Alice.
In an effort to streamline our groups and maintain the same objectives the Fundraising
Committee will be combined with the Merchandising committee.
We had such a fun ride in Moab! It was a great two days getting to meet new members and
make new friends. Please welcome our new members since the last newsletter: Monte &
Marcia Buckalew, Richard & June Thomas, Jeremy & Adrene Wike, Jeffrey & Connie Berry, JR &
Carlynn Jones, Rex & Jamie Scott, Abe & Avrum Kahn, Todd & Paula Lange, Dean Eborn, Gordon
Robbins and John Harris.
Continue to reach out and help the new members feel welcome! We are an inclusive group and
want to share our riding passion and outdoor love with others. Invite your friends and family to
join with us in our fun!
Hello all. We are excited to continue looking for new products. We are working to obtain Neck
Gaiters. Something that can keep the sun off you neck and double as a mask whether in the dirt
or walking into a business. We were also able to have some of our inventory available after the
club ride in Moab. Several of our members took advantage of this opportunity and purchased
some Club Swag. Please watch for our booths that will be set up at each planned BBQ. If any
member has an idea of a product that they would like us to look at, please contact Bill Bagshaw.
“Come Ride with Us”.