Welcome – This month for our monthly ride we spent two days in Escalante. On Friday the first
day of our adventure we left the staging area with 39 machines. We rode Hell’s Backbone and
the surrounding area. The scenery was quite breath taking with all the colors of fall. Everyone
reported having a great day. Several members enjoyed a sack lunch provided by Wild West
Retreat and Cowboy Cookouts. Following the ride, we held our post ride BBQ. Again, it was a
great time to visit old friends and meet new friends. We encourage everyone to attend our BBQ
and socialize with your fellow club members.
Saturday morning, we left the staging area with 36 machines. Unfortunately, we lost one
machine early on due to a tire issue. The rider and his passenger made it safely back to the
staging area. We journeyed to Powell Point. From rain the night before we ran into some
muddy spots. While some of our riders made the hike to Powell Point ran sat in. Everyone
dawned their rain gear and we continued the ride. The temperature was moderate to chilly, but
in true Utah ATV fashion everyone embraced the rain and had a great time.
Following the ride most of the riders enjoyed a Dutch oven catered dinner. The food was
amazing and warmed the soul after playing in the muddy all afternoon. A huge shoutout to the
Wild West Retreat and Cowboy Cookouts for their efforts to feed our members and the great
quality of food that they had prepared.
For those that may not have heard the Ride for Life event was a huge success again this year.
We were fortunate enough to raise over $52,000.00 this year. We would like to recognize the
Ride for Life Committee and their tireless efforts to make this ride such an amazing and
During the check presentation/monthly meeting our President addressed our coming election
and several nominations were made and accepted. We will continue to accept nominations for
all positions until the end of the October Club meeting. If you would like to nominate someone,
please email your nominations firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the
nominee and position that you are nominating them for.
Next month we will be riding in American Fork. This will be a day ride. We plan on staging in
Midway and riding from there. Please watch the website for staging information. We look
forward to seeing you there. As always, If the ride or staging area changes for any reason, we
will provide as much notice as possible.
Please continue to RSVP in the events on the website for every ride. We have made a change to
the RSVP on our website. Now you have two options. We have recently learned that there are
people that due to diet issues or personal choice do not attend the BBQ. To accommodate
those that don’t attend the BBQ we have added a second option to RSVP for the ride. The first
Option should be utilized if you are planning on attending the BBQ. We would like to remind
you that when you RSVP for the BBQ, it is for how many members are in your party. The people
count is critical to ensure that we have enough food for everyone at the BBQ (post ride). We
would also encourage you to bring a side dish to share and provide some variety to our BBQ’s.
The second option is simply to RSVP that you are planning on attending, this will be for machine
count. Thank you
The monthly club meeting will be held at the Edge in Draper. We will be accepting in person
nominations for your elected officials and discussing the ride to come along with the success of
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.
Ride for Life Committee
Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Survey about the Ride for Life Event this year!
We received some valuable information from the survey. Here is a summary of the data. We
have included statements that pertain to questions #3 and #4 after the comment. Again, we
thank all of you for riding with us and look forward to an even greater ride next year!
Summary of Survey – 35 respondents
Question #1: How would you rate the 2021 Ride for Life on a scale from 1-10 (low to high)
• 71.4% rated this Ride a 10 (25/35)
• 8.6% rated this Ride a 9 (3/35)
• 20% rated this Ride an 8 (7/35)
Question #2: What do you like most about the ride?
• 71.% Liked the comradery, community and the cause (Make-A-Wish) (25/35)
• 17.1% liked the ride itself and the new area they rode in
• 8.6% liked raising money for a worthwhile cause
• 2.8% liked that it was the smoothest Ride for Life
Question #3: What do you like least about the ride?
• 25.7% The mud, dust, wind & heat (9/35) As some of you indicated, this is not within our
control. We try to schedule around the different hunts and when we can get permits.
• 20% The breaks and stops were too long (7/35) We cannot arrive at the Nugget in
Wendover before 3:30. Also, our safety people need time to rest when they get in. They
also need lead time to get out and in place to support us going forward.
• 17.1% Nothing – loved it (6/35) It really was a great year!
• 8.6% Qualify of hotel & Wendover (3/35) The parking at the Nugget is on the Utah side
of the border and provides covered parking for our ATV’s and UTV’s. We are able to
provide security in this set up.
• 5.7% Political Flags (2/35) Everyone has the right to free speech. We cannot infringe on
that constitutional right. However, if any flag/or banner is vulgar or obscene in nature
we will ask the rider to remove it, this is a ride for Make-A-Wish and there are always
• 5.7% Raffle to early Sunday morning (2/35) We need to start the raffle early in order to
have enough time complete the raffle, hear from the host family and get people back to
their vehicles at a reasonable time.
• 2.8% Move lunch to Dell on the return ride Sunday (1/35) There are several reasons we
use Knolls for lunch; we have public access at Knolls, people are hungry by the time we
reach Knolls and at Dell we are on private property.
• 2.8% Negative complaining by people Sunday morning (1/35) We can educate people
with the registration process, so they understand why the event is organized the way it
• 2.8% Food options (1/35) Food options are donated. The options must be able to be
prepared easily, served, and eaten quickly for health safety reasons.
• 2.8% I broke down (1/35) Darn, hope you have a successful ride next year!
• 2.8% Lack of support from other riders (1/35) We will educate all riders about the ride,
schedule of events and what to expect.
• 2.8% Many riders did not raise money for the ride (1/35) We will do a better job of
advertising the majority of money raised for this event comes from the donations
collected before the ride.
Question #3: What would you suggest we change or improve to make the event better?
• 17.1% Nothing (6/35) We are happy we met your expectations! Thank you.
• 11/4% Different food options and/or snacks (4/35) Food options are donated. The
options must be able to be prepared easily, served, and eaten quickly for health safety
reasons. If you have connections/suggestions, reach out directly to Lora Jaterka.
• 11.4% Shorter stops (4/35) We cannot arrive at the Nugget in Wendover before 3:30.
Also, our safety people need time to rest when they get in. They also need lead time to
get out and in place to support us going forward.
• 8.6% Better upfront explanation of the process for Ride for Life (3/35) We will educate
all riders about the ride, schedule of events and what to expect during the registration
• 5.7% Use a different Casino or destination (2/35) To legally hold the raffle, we have to be
out of Utah, we will look at other options in Nevada.
• 5.7% Hold the Raffle and Dinner the night before (2/35) The raffle requires set up time.
The evening is a time for everyone to relax including riders and event organizers.
• 5.7% Start earlier on Sunday morning (2/35) The raffle requires set up time. Our event
organizers are usually waiting on Casino staff to open the facilities so that set up can
begin. Not everyone enjoys getting up early so we have tried to reach a compromise.
• 5.7% Auction off items that are specific to a machine (2/35) Great suggestion. We will
discuss this as a committee and consider this change.
• 5.7% Pick a cooler time of year (2/35) We try to schedule around the different hunts and
when we can get permits.
• 2.8% Have a major grand prize (1/35) We usually do. Our sponsors were unable donate a
grand prize this year. We are hopeful we will have one next year.
• 2.8% Limit the grand prize winners to one (1/35) The more raffle tickets people
purchase, the more likely they are to win a grand prize.
• 2.8% Have TV involvement (1/35) Adam Eakle is going to help promote the Ride for Life
next year. We will reach out to other venues to advertise it.
• 2.8% Have activities Friday night for the riders (1/35) The evening is a time for everyone
to relax including riders and event organizers.
• 2.8% Raise the entry fee (1/35) We want to keep the entry fee under $100.00 so that
more riders can afford to ride with us. The majority of money earned for the Make-AWish Foundation comes from the money collected and turned in by the riders.
• 2.8% Include dinner with the registration (1/35) In order to do this, we would need to
raise the entry fee. We want to keep the entry fee under $100.00 so that more riders
can afford to ride with us.
• Make the ride longer or do something different than the Poker Run (1/35) We will
discuss other fun options for the ride.
• 2.8% Lead rider is too handsome (1/35) What a kind thing to say.
PIO/Web Team Committee
Greetings from the Web Guys we have started a new RSVP for club rides. The Ride RSVP will be
for if you are coming on the ride, we need the total number of riders. And the BBQ RSVP is if you
are coming to the post ride BBQ so we can plan accordingly, and it is also for the total number
coming to BBQ. Also, we have started to put next year’s club meetings and ride dates on the
website, they will be updated as soon as we get next year’s ride’s set. So, keep checking back.
Bill, Kyle, Randy
Ride Coordinator Committee
Green River, UT – November 12th and 13th.
If you’re undecided whether you are going on the November Club ride in Green River or not,
we’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 businesses, we just did some research and found
some hotels and RV Parks in Green River, Utah on the internet. This isn’t all-inclusive; there are
other hotels, restaurants and RV Parks in the city as well as in surrounding areas. Again, you are
responsible for checking all the details with each business, as they may change via business
Hotels on Google –
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1050 Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Super 8 by Wyndham Green River
1248 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Comfort Inn Green River
1975 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
First Choice Inns
1845 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Motel 6 Green River, UT
1860 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Americas Best Value Inn Green River
2125 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Sleepy Hollow Motel
94 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
River Terrace Green River
1740 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Knights Inn Green River
1015 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
River Rock Inn Utah
20 Main St, Green River, UT 84525
150 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
RV parks on Google –
Green River KOA Journey
235 1780 E, Green River, UT 84525
Shady Acres RV Park
690 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
Dan with the safety committee here. We hope everyone is having a great month.
We had a great ride this month with only one small issue. With that I would like to encourage
everyone to take a minute and watch a tire plug video on YouTube. I am available for questions
about patching your tires. But please take a minute and watch a video. And remember to keep
rubber cement for your plugs.
Thank you, Dan
Hi everyone, we hope everybody is well and had a great ride we are working on planning the
Xmas party. The date is set for Saturday December the 11the at Edge Power Sports. We hope
you all can make it. Also, Kyle is working with the retirement home (Santa for Seniors) so we can
deliver gifts to them this year. See you at the club meeting, Mark and Kyle.
Please welcome Mike Jensen, Richard and Loretta Bryce to the Club! Everyone, reach out to
them on the next Ride in October! Continue to invite others to join and share in our fun! It is a
great way to ride new trails and meet new friends!
Hello. If you have not checked out our store on the website. As the colder months are
approaching, we would welcome and suggestions for cold weather merchandise that you would
be interested in. We do offer sweatshirts, due to lead time please order right away so that you
will have something warm to wear as the weather is changing. Please, contact Bill Bagshaw with
“Come Ride with Us”.