Friday, December 3, 2010

Charity Christmas Auction in Full Swing on eBay

BlueRibbon is building up the trail-saving money with YOUR help in our on-going Christmas auction right now.  Tons of goodies and a furious bunch of bidders.  :)  It's all fun; and it's all for a good cause.

Be sure to get in the game and check out the auction at:

And BE SURE to follow my new blog as this one is shutting down.
Del Albright's new landuse blog:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Trail Party formed to help Voters for Access

TRAIL PARTY Formed to Help Off Road Voters

Be an "ORV" -- Off Road Voter.

The current election can seem a little overwhelming, time consuming and maybe even a little confusing to sit down and read up on all the candidates and propositions. Don Amador, noted Recreation Advocate has made it easy and has done all the reading and put together an easy to use "Trail Party Voters Guide". Essentially it is comprised of the candidates that are OHV friendly and made the propositions a piece of cake to decide on.  The Trail Party is already taking on national importance in helping to de

Go here to take a peek: Trail Party Voters Guide

Monday, October 11, 2010

Roger Norman with Lance Clifford in Pole Starter at Baja 1000


Roger Norman drew the pole (starting) position for the Baja 1000 with Lance Clifford, my pal and owner of, as his co-driver. Wow.

This should be a wild race as they plan to Ironman the whole thing.  Whew....GET IT!!!  Read more at

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Access Army Times October Newsletter

Go here to see/read/download and share the Access Army Times (October newsletter) with landuse and access info from coast to coast. Thanks to our main man, Todd Ockert. Air Warrior King, for putting this together.

Monday, September 20, 2010 Wins Club Challenge in Reno, NV Wins the Club Challenge at Ultra4 Stampede

Kickin' it with 4 other clubs, the hard-charging wheelers from won the Club Challenge in Reno at the Off Road Innovations (ORI, Reno) Club Challenge for best prepared rig for a trail ride.  Battling with the Motherlode Rockcrawlers of Jackson, CA, the Arkansas Crawlers, the Trailbusters 4x4 Club of Solano County, and the Friends of the Rubicon, took home the trophy. :)

Actually, the trophy was a free full weekend of wheeling and camping at the famous Exit 28 Motorsports as sponsored by ORI of Reno (
Read and download the press release here at

It was fun for all.  We look forward to next year.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Del and BlueRibbon on Pirate4x4 TV Live

You have to let this load for a bit if you want to see it (me on Internet TV doing my BlueRibbon thing). It starts about minute 23. This is the largest off-road website out there,  It's a fun interview about landuse, what BRC is doing and how folks can get in the game of saving trails.

Go here to see it but have a good connection:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Raceline Wheels 4x4 Show and Shine at Reno Stampede

If you're coming along with me to the Reno Stampede, bring your junk and enter it into the Raceline Wheels Show and Shine, they even have a Best Beater category.   The contest is Friday the 10th, along with the Bikini Car Wash and Club Challenge, as well as several other fun things at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Get a sign up form (free) here:

See ya there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ultra4 Stampede Gate Info at Exit 28 Motorsports

QUICK LINK with High Res Pictures:

Exit 28 Motorsports Park Opens Gates for Ultra4 Stampede Race

RENO, NV SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 ~ Exit 28 Motorsports Park is excited to host the Stampede race produced by Hammerking Productions and sponsored by ORI of Reno. Designated spectator areas will be $10/per person per area, 10 years and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and everyone is expected to stay behind the protective barriers. The main parking area is free and accessible by passenger cars. Wristbands can be pre-purchased on Thursday and Friday at the ORI of Reno display booth to help eliminate congestion on Saturday morning.

The green flag will drop at 10am on Saturday September 11th and is expected to finish by 6pm. Please plan on coming early if you would like to see the beginning of the race, the road will be closed intermittently throughout the day as racecars cross. There are two spectator friendly viewing areas with no stadium seating, camp chairs are recommended for all areas.

Spectator Area 1 is by the Start/Finish line and Short Course track where Ultra4 cars will jump and take corners at speed. Area 1 will have easy access to concessions including food, drinks and an assortment of vendors. No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.

Spectator Area 2 will be at the Giants Throne Rock Crawling Arena where the serious rock crawling enthusiasts will be able to watch these aggressive vehicles take on brand new trails that have huge boulders and wicked waterfall drops. Area 2 will require a short hike up the hill, with limited concessions and portable toilets. Primitive hiking trails are not ADA accessible to Giants Thrown Arena.

There is a third area that is limited to members of organized recreation, local, state and/or national clubs with decals/stickers showing on the rig. Deadwood Canyon will be one of the best viewing areas in the park. There is a $20 per able vehicle fee to access, with only as many people as seatbelts in the vehicle. Proceeds for this area will be split between Blue Ribbon Coalition and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.

Access to Qualifying on Friday morning is free. The Pits are closed to spectators and will only be accessible by team members with specific pit passes.

“We are very excited to have this race at Exit 28 Motorsports Park,” said Don Gilman, Operations Manager. “We have been out almost every weekend cutting new trails and we are sure there will be some of the hardest trails around, keeping with the excitement of the King of the Hammers.” The race will be three 20-mile laps attacking the brutal terrain including 3 rock canyons, a rock crawling closed course, a off-road racing short course and miles of rally roads. “This race has the most in common with the hardest off-road race on the planet. King of the Hammers has been unlike any other race, until now,” said Jeff Knoll of Hammerking Productions.

Off Road Innovations (ORI) of Reno, located adjacent to the Exit 28 Motorsports Park, will be open during the week of the race for vehicle repairs and assistance.

Directions to Exit 28 Motorsports Park: I-80 to Exit 28, Patrick Road. South on Patrick, over Railroad tracks. Follow Signs to Designated Parking Areas

For More Information: or
Photo Credit: Bower Motorsports Media,
Event Sponsors: Hammerking Productions, ORI of Reno, Mustang Ranch

About Exit 28 Motorsports Park

Built around the enthusiasm for offroading in the Reno Sparkes area, this motorsports complex will be able to host all styles of racing with its diverse terrain, weather, nearby hospitality and International Airport within 20 minutes. In 2010, Exit 28 Motorsports Park hosted the VORRA Xtreme Outlaw 250 desert race, two CalRocs rock crawling events, the LivFast Motocross Park and the Stampede a King of the Hammers qualifier. In 2011, the schedule will extend to include additional high profile desert races and multiple other events. The park is available to be rented for any style event, race, concert series, corporate function, club events, offroad testing, and new product releases. The options are endless with over 100,000 acres to utilize for executing a world class event.

What: Stampede Race

When: Thursday September 9th 2pm Kickoff BBQ at Mustang Ranch

Friday September 10th 8am-12pm Qualifying Runs

Saturday September 11th 10am-6pm Stampede Race

Where: Exit 28 Motorsports Park. Exit 28 off I-80, South on Patrick, Follow Signs

Tickets: $10 per person / per viewing area (2 available)

3rd viewing area for Clubs with Purpose Built rigs only. $20 per Vehicle; guided by "special guests of landuse"; Deadwood Canyon obstacle.


Bower Motorsports Media
Charlene Bower

Let's Rally Behind the BlueRibbon Coalition Fund-Raiser

I just opened my letter from the BlueRibbon Coalition asking for our special help in these changing times.  I say we get behind this and help hit new levels of fund-raising in order to keep BRC in the fight, nationally and locally, kickin' it for us!!

Times are critical right now, and in the words of Greg Mumm, Executive Director at BRC, "the Administration and Congress have upped the ante to record new levels when it comes to "changing" the landscape -- literally."  We gotta help BRC get stronger, now. 

The goal is to raise $500,000 to help support the BRC budget and the legal battles from Tellico to the Hammers.  All donations of any size would help right now.  Please go here and give what you can as we need your help.  I need your help as well because without BRC, I would not be doing what I'm doing for our recreational access.
Help us here:
thank you,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reno Stampede Offers Exclusive Viewing at Deadwood Canyon

Premier viewing for an awesome obstacle at the Reno Stampede on Sept. 11th is now available for pre-sale tickets to the first 100 vehicles. Part of the proceeds will benefit the BlueRibbon Coalition.  I will be your guide and host. Get on it if you want the BEST seat in the house (and help save trails at the same time).

I will organize our convoy of rigs and landuse folks, and guide you to the top of the viewing area where you will see one amazingly challenging obstacle, with better (and safe) viewing than any other obstacle on the course.  Naturally you'll get a chance to interact with some landuse folks in between race cars if you want as well. :)

Get your ticket early as I'm sure we'll sell out. Read all about it here and say a big thanks to ORI Reno for me while you're there.  Those folks ROCK!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Important America's Great Outdoors Initiative Update 8-30-2010


BRC America's Great Outdoor Initiative Update

Important update on the Obama Administration's ambitious new conservation agenda

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

On April 16, 2010, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will radically change the U.S. Government's conservation policy. The Memorandum created the America's Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO Initiative) which, among other things, will take public input on how to conserve public and private lands and how to promote outdoor recreation among young Americans.

Many OHV enthusiasts across the nation have attended the meetings and reported in so we wanted to give our members an update. This information is also available on BRC's Public Lands Department section of under the section AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS INITIATIVE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

There are still many questions about the AGO Initiative and how it relates to its companion, the Treasured Landscape Initiative, and we are learning more every day... so watch your inbox for updates and action alerts..

As always, please call or email if you have any questions,
Brian Hawthorne Ric Foster
Public Lands Policy Director Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 102 208-237-1008 ext 107

READ/DOWNLOAD the entire update and details here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Article: The Jeep That Saved the Day (and our lives)

The Jeep That Saved the Day

And our lives

By Del & Stacie Albright

The trucker behind us on I-80 near Truckee, CA, said he figured we were goners when the Jeep made the FIRST 360 at 55 MPH on the freeway with the jeep trailer coming disconnected yet upright, held only by the safety chain. Then when he saw me steer out of that for the SECOND spin with the trailer headed sideways and still flopping on the chain, he knew we were going to be statistics. Yet we survived it; no one got hurt, and after a few repairs, we drove home the Jeep with the trailer. It’s a story worth telling.

“Red” the Jeep stayed upright and we must have had the luck of the Big Four-Wheeler in the sky watching out for my driving. I'm still celebrating life even more today. But this story is also about the right gear; the right buildup on your rig; the right training; and the family we call four-wheelers, or better yet, off-road recreationists.

Read the whole story and download for sharing at


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Trail Gear Supports Albright and BlueRibbon Coalition

Trail Gear, famous for rugged off-road parts for Toyota and Samurai rigs, stepped up to the plate big time for landuse to support the Del Albright Land Use War Machine and BlueRibbon Coalition.  THANK you, TG, and thank you for the great stuff you make!

Check out the custom, special logo the Trail Gear folks developed for my Land Use War Machine.  I plan to make these available to my supporters and friends soon.

I've been on customer appreciation runs with the good folks at TG and I can tell you, they are top notch off-roaders and just plain nice people. Their 50,000 SF warehouse is totally stocked with parts and goodies so you don't have to wait if you place an order.  TG is dedicated to delivering top quality parts to your door FAST!  Check them out at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Del Live on Pirate4x4 TV Tonight (8/17)

I will be on tonights episode of Pirate4x4 TV Live! Be sure to tune in! ~ Thanks!

Join Us LIVE for the July Pirate4x4 TV Live! Webcast
Hosted by Camo & Jessi Combs

Tuesday August 17th
6pm - 8pm PST

Watch LIVE at this link:
(If you can't tune in live, we will have the recorded show along with a podcast on iTunes up next week!)

Guests Include:

• Erik Miller the International Endurance Series Winner

• Kevin Carey with Wheelin for the Wounded

• Del Albright from Blue Ribbon Coalition

• Jessi Combs gives a Welding 101 Lesson


• Warn Winch Shop Tour

• Jeepers Jamboree

• Lands End Hill Climb

• Disabled Sports Run on the Rubicon

• Bikini Car Wash

• Review on the ATL Fuel Cell

• FAST-Aid for the California 200

• Giving away Trail-Gear Rock Assault™ Axle Housing Giveaway

Don't miss it!


We will pick a favorite question submission for each of our 4 guests. The 4 winners will receive the Pirate4x4 t-shirt of your choice from the Pirate4x4 Store

Just post your questions on the live chat during the show (don't PM or email them to me), we will ask them, and pick the favorite out of the group...

Need Questions for the following guests :

1. Erik Miller (Winner Ultra4 International Endurance Champion)

2. Kevin Carey (Wheelin for the Wounded, Pirate4x4 TV Live! Camera Guy)

3. Del Albright (Land Use Extraordinaire, Blue Ribbon Coalition)

4. Jessi Combs (Welding 101)

Please help us spread the word by posting on your Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages!

Bower Motorsports Media
Charlene Bower

Friday, August 13, 2010

Reno Stampede Club Challenge Competitors Announced

The five (5) clubs drawn to compete in the live Club Challenge on Friday Sept. 10 at the Grand Sierra Resort as part of the Ultra4 Reno Stampede are: (Reno, NV)
Mother Lode Rockcrawlers (Jackson, CA)
Arkansas Crawlers (Sherwood, AR)
Trailbusters 4x4 Club of Solano County (Suisun City, CA)
Friends of the High Lakes (Paradise, CA)

Each club will be allowed one well prepared trail ride rig (4x4 vehicle) and a team of up to four (4) folks. It's like a live reality TV show where the key is to find stuff FAST. Yea, all those little hidey holes where you store stuff you forgot you had.

The Challenge will be held right after the Bikini Car Wash at the GSR, starting from 7 to 8pm.

The lucky winning club wins the awesome exclusive weekend of camping and wheeling on 100,000 acres of private land on the Exit 28 Motorsports property just outside Reno, sponsored by Off Road Innovations (ORI), Reno, NV. I've seen and wheeled the land; it's amazing and totally fun, with everything from bad-azz to crazy to moderate to sight-seeing.  Also saw dozens of wild horses while cruising the property.  Sweet!

Don't miss it the Challenge and the Reno Stampede.
See/download the entire press release about the Reno Stampede, Sept. 7 - 12, 2010 right here with this .pdf file:


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cantina for the 'Con Rubicon Fund Raiser

6th Annual Cantina for the 'Con Rubicon Trail Fund-Raiser
Labor Day Weekend at the Spillway (Sept. 4th and 5th)

Taco Feed and Raffle to Benefit the Rubicon Trail

Loon Lake Spillway.  Buy tickets in advnace or puchase them at the spillway.
More info contact email:
Raffle begins Sunday, Sept. 5th at 4pm.

More info and details at

Off-Road Hall of Fame 2010 Ceremony

The 2010 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed

Originally scheduled to take place on August 21, 2010, at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, due to unforeseen circumstances, this date is cancelled. We will announce a new date and venue as soon as we have solid arrangements in place. We regret the inconvenience this change in dates may cause.

The 2010 ceremony will mark the seventh consecutive year of inductions since the re-birth of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Class of 2010 includes five new inductees:
Peter K. Brown; industry pioneer.
Eugene A. (Gene) Chappie: Pioneer: Advocate
Chris Haines: Pioneed: Industry
Johnny Johnson: Competition: Off Road Racing
Rick Pewe: Recreational: Four Wheeling
The new time and location will be announced soon.  What a great crop of Hall of Fame folks.  Congrats to all.
For more on the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame visit:
or email Bob Bower

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Win a Rock Crawling Weekend on a Private Ranch for Your Club

Win a Weekend for Your Club on a Private OHV Ranch near Reno, NV
Off Road Innovations and Hammerking Productions Announce the 2010 Best Prepared Rig Contest
at the Ultra4 Stampede in Reno, NV, Sept. 7-12, 2010.

Five (5) 4x4 clubs will get to compete for a chance to be the ONE selected club to get a full, PRIVATE weekend of awesome rock-crawling, camping, and trail-riding fun for the whole club, right outside Reno, NV. On Friday night of the Ultra4 Stampede, the five finalist clubs will present their BEST PREPARED/SETUP rig to the crowd of cheering fans for a most unusual contest of preparation and preparedness!

“This is not a rock crawl or obstacle course,” says Don Gilman of Off Road Innovations, the premier sponsor of the contest, “but rather a challenge to see how well setup and prepared your BEST rig is in your club.” Each club that fills out an application (TBA) will get a shot at being one of the 5 finalists who compete LIVE in front of the Ultra4 audience, with noted landuse activist and off-roader, Del Albright as the emcee and a panel of judges.

The drawing for the five finalists clubs will be held in Reno on Wednesday August 11th at the premier of the “King of the Hammers - Anarchy” film at the Grand Sierra Resort.

The contest will be live from 7pm to 8pm on Friday night, September 10th at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Each rig/car/4x4 entered can have up to but not more than 4 seats and 4 passengers. Only one rig per club may be entered. All passengers may help with the contest. Without unveiling the fun of this contest, just realize that it is about preparation, setup, inventory, and readiness for about any situation on the trail or in rock crawling.

The contest is FREE to enter and applications are due by 5pm August 10th. Fill out your form at the Off Road Innovations store in Reno, NV or online at and click on the Ultra4 logo to download the form.

For more information on the Ultra4 Stampede please visit To book your weekend stay at the Grand Sierra Resort please visit or call 1-800-501-2651. Get the Ultra4 Stampede special room rate by using “ULTRA4” code when booking your room.

Questions may be addressed to Del Albright, Event Emcee by email to

Monday, July 12, 2010

BlueRibbon July Magazine with Jeep Beach

Be sure to see the Jeep Beach article from this recent trip I was on.

The July 2010 issue of BlueRibbon Magazine is available online! Featured in this issue...


Greg Mumm, BRC's Executive Director, tells us how to ensure the future

Sonia Bartz, BRC President, gives us the lowdown on the BRC Board of Directors election process


Members are asked to vote in the BlueRibbon Coalition Board Of Directors (BOD) election

Absentee Ballot for BOD Election

BRC honored at International Snowmobile Congress (ISC)
Del Albright tells us how a Florida Jeep club kicks it for BRC at the 2010 Jeep Beach event

Court adopts Lewis & Clark remedy - restores access


Mark Algazy asks, "What Frequency Are You On?" (read more!)

Barbara Larsen gives us the lowdown on those dedicated "Pledge Partners" who support BRC all year long

Charlie Williams discusses "Wilderness on a Palodoodle"


Legal Action Update

The Member Support List: Thanks guys!

Brian Hawthorne gives us our Wilderness update in the Land Use Outlook

This notice sponsored by Klim Technical Riding Gear

Go here to see the magazine:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rubicon Work Weekend June 26, 2010

Preparing for the Rubicon Trail -- packing the Jeep, getting the camping gear loaded up on the Olympic4x4 rack, making sure the lug nuts are tight, checking the tire pressure in the BFG's, and doing the once-over on old Red, when the moon decided to pay me a visit.  Big work party this weekend on the Rubicon Trail with the Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR), the most famous off-road coalition in the world, dedicated to just one trail -- the Icon of Four-Wheeling!
Sometimes as a photographer, the picture finds you.  It's times like these that remind me why so many of love what we do -- getting out there, exloring nature, and "seeing" what the world has to offer (off pavement).   No matter what your choice of off-road recreation is, be sure to help keep it alive for moments like this.  Join all those organizations that make sense to you, starting with the BlueRibbon Coalition ( and your state association.

FOTR folks are feeding us with a great dinner Saturday night and there is still time to sign up and help with some very productive trail work right here at :

When it comes to moments like this pic with my Jeep and the moon, my advice is simple: Take the time to see what is around you and appreciate the freedom this great country has to offer.    Del

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Truckfest Ontario, and Big Bear Forest Fest

I've had a great week down in Southern CA, starting with 4Wheel Parts Truckfest in Ontario, then tomorrow up at Big Bear by Lake Arrowhead for the Big Bear Forest Fest put on by the Inland Empire 4 Wheelers.  They are big supporters of keeping our trails open, with the BlueRibbon Coalition receiving a nice donation the past couple years from the event.

I will be staffing a BlueRibbon booth during the vendor show, so come on up if you're in the area.  Tons of goodies will be on display and you can buy raffle tickets (to further support saving trails) even if you don't go on a trail ride.  Oh, there might be some partying going on after hours as well.  ;)

I'm on an open road trip, mostly BlueRibbon work, but also just some time to enjoy my Jeep and this great country we live in. 

Hope to see you on the trails,

Monday, May 24, 2010

Article: Discoverers, Developers and Merchants by Del Albright

Dear Editor/webmaster/friends of access,

Here is my latest column for your use/sharing. Please write if you have any questions, and also please send me a link if you use it.

Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks, Del

Discoverers, Developers and Merchants
How “old west” gold mining and modern landuse are similar

By Del Albright
BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador; CA4WDC State Chair for Environmental Affairs

The old prospector no longer gave a hoot about all the talk of getting rich during the 1849 gold rush. No matter how he looked at it, it was dang hot and ugly mean in the western desert, and he’d not had a decent drink of water or a good meal in days. He was hot and tired; his mule was dragging; and his supplies were about gone. He was having about as much fun as a jack rabbit at a coyote picnic.

With no gold in his pockets, he gave up for the day and settled in next to a ledge of rocks that provided some shade. He tipped back his sweaty worn-out hat and began to collect a few rocks to make a small fire ring. The last of his hard-tack would taste mighty fine about now and he still had one can of beans to heat up. Then it struck him like a mule kick in the butt! His fire ring of rocks was the best gold ore he’d ever seen. He was suddenly going to be a rich man living the life of luxury. Read more/download the article here:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

King of the Hammers; a Land Use Perspective in ORA

KOH, Land Use and Off-Road Adventures

"King of the Hammers, A Land Use Perspective" hit this current issue of Off-Road Adventures Magazine, p. 78, with a great shot of the Land Use Panel, and the cleanup effort that took place.
The KOH folks kicked it during this entire event, with their attention and enthusiasm for landuse, cleanup, safety and keeping our sport alive.  Their recycling program with CA4WDC was hugely successful as well.

The land use panel (John Stewart, Bebe Theisen and Todd Ockert and I) got great coverage, as well as plenty of kudos and credit to Motorsports Fabrication Services (MFS) and Travis Carpenter, the land use buggy hero.
Oh, yea, Kurtuleas (Kurt Schnieder) is mentioned too. (SMILE). Kurt, you be da man for coming up with the AWESOME ideas.

You can read the mag online here:

Awesome. Thank you ,ORA (and 4 Wheel Parts),


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Klim USA and BlueRibbon Team Up for Landuse and Access

Klim USA and Blue Ribbon Coalition Team Up to Preserve Motorized Access to Public Lands


Rigby, ID (May 19th, 2010)

Nate Blaylock announced today that the two Idaho based entities will partner this summer to increase membership in the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and to drive involvement in the public lands debate.

"Klim has long held a concern for the preservation of trails and riding areas." said Mr. Blaylock. "Power-sport enthusiasts do not destroy, they enjoy. The tempo of land use closures have dramatically increased in the last year. We are concerned, but not dismayed. We are determined to do our part."

The BlueRibbon Coalition has admirably fought for recreational access to public land since 1987. With members in all 50 states and its headquarters just 60 miles south of Klim in Pocatello, Idaho, the nonprofit organization has represented the OHV enthusiast in significant national battles and often come away with important victories for the industry.

From May19th until August 19th 2010 everyone that joins, extends or renews a BRC membership will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate good for Klim technical dirt riding gear.

For more information visit

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tellico Lawsuit Filed by OHV Groups

Tellico is a huge issue for access advocates and OHV folks.  We are filing suit and taking the issue to court.  We want Tellico BACK!  Spread the word.




Contact: Roger Theurer, Southern Four Wheel Drive Association

(931) 841-0672

Greg Mumm, BlueRibbon Coalition

(208) 244-2112

Date: May 18, 2010


POCATELLO, ID (May 18)--The next chapter in the Save Tellico saga began today as suit was filed to stop agency efforts to eliminate long-existing routes at the Upper Tellico OHV System. The suit was filed by Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and BlueRibbon Coalition in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

"This is a logical and necessary action in our effort to restore some form of meaningful OHV access to the System," said Roger Theurer, President of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. "The entire premise behind this closure- that water quality is uniquely flawed in the Tellico River- is simply untrue. We hope through this suit for an opportunity to present the full story," Theurer concluded.

On April 19, 2010, the Forest Service posted a solicitation for bids, seeking contractors to perform various tasks to rehabilitate, obliterate, or otherwise decommission the bulk of existing roads on the OHV System. According to the complaint, routes historically used for vehicle travel may be fundamental to other forms of recreation, and possible impacts on non-motorized recreation activities have not been analyzed by the Forest.

"We prefer to work collaboratively with the Forest to provide appropriate vehicle-based recreation opportunities in the area," observed Greg Mumm, BlueRibbon Executive Director. "We remain committed to such prospects, but faced little option short of filing suit to preserve reasonable alternatives involving the System. These roads are literally on the verge of being removed from the landscape," Mumm concluded.

A copy of the complaint may be viewed at:

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations is an international organization comprised of four wheel drive enthusiasts, clubs, associations, and businesses dedicated to providing community services around the world, education in responsible land use and safe vehicle operation, and protection of our natural resources through conservation practices. 1-800-448-3932.

Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) was founded in 1987 to promote responsible land use and to keep public lands accessible for motorized recreation. For more information on the activities and accomplishments of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, please visit or contact us at 1483 N. Mt. Juliet Road, PMB # 222, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jeep Beach of Florida is Waving with Success

Jeep Beach is just getting a good start and the hotel is filling up, the beach is alive, meetings are happening, fun is everywhere, and the future looks pretty darn bright around these parts around the famous Daytona Beach, FL.. 

We've already hooked up with some of the initial group for a kick off dinner at Hooters in Daytona Beach.  We've picked up a donated car from the great folks at Daytona Dodge (Auto Mall).  We've had several  meetings with vendors and friends, and the BlueRibbon Coalition name is getting around fast. 

Oh, did I mention that we managed to also photograph a few gators from an airboat on the St. John's River near Christmas, Florida, just south of Daytona Beach.

Also, I hear the raffle here at Jeep Beach is over $20k (that's not official, but it's still growing).  Sweet.

My hat is already off to the organizers (Mid-Florida Jeep Club) of this event.  Nice.  We already have some new business members to BRC, and we're hoping for 10 new individual members a day here at the event -- perhaps more?

It's all good.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Off-Road Champions Make Video for BlueRibbon Coalition

Check out the new video of a great batch of off-road champions and businesses, pitching it up for BlueRibbon Coalition, including Dustin Webster, Lance Clifford, Big Rich Klein, Greg Mulkey, Brad and Roger Lovell, Mike Klensin, Shannon Campbell, and Victor Angon.

We're talking about top names helping to promote the biggest, bad dog on the block -- the BlueRibbon Coalition.  See the video and then make sure you join up or add a year to your membership, or get some of your buds to join.  These folks are telling us we need to strenghten this national grass roots organization more than ever. 

See it here:

Awesome,  thanks to all these folks/businesses for helping to build the strongest coalition ever...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jeep Beach Chooses BlueRibbon Coalition as One Charity of Choice


The Mid Florida Jeep Club announced today their charities of choice for the 2010 Jeep Beach of Florida are the Boys and Girls Club of Holly Hill Florida, and the Blue Ribbon Coalition!

We will be there in support of the club and the event on behalf of BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC).  Daytona Beach in May should be a lot of fun, but the event is well known for bringing quite a crowd, lots of vendors, and plenty of rigs to admire and enjoy. 

Held in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, in beautiful Daytona Beach, it's 3 days of family fun for every level of Jeeper! Last year's event was awesome with over 300 Jeeps and $10K worth of

This year's event will be bigger and better with obstacle courses for everyone, raffles and some of the best Jeep vendors there are! Make your plans today to attend! Go to the website below and click on the tabs above to pre-register and pre-order your event t-shirts and dog tags. This will guarantee your 2010 collectible merchandise. See you there!

When a club like Mid Florida Jeep Club designates such a nice donation from their event to land use (the BlueRibbon Coalition), it renews my hopes in saving trails and keeping our sports alive.  Thank you Jeep Beach and the Mid Florida Jeep Club.  Looking forward to meeting everyone in the club and all the Jeep Beach participants.    Del

Learn more and join BlueRibbon Coalition here:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Moab 2010 Jeep Safari

Moab Jeep Safari was a great event with tons of vendors (and networking going on).  BlueRibbon Coalition sent Stacie and I to rep BRC and continue the trail-saving work we've been doing there at this event for years.   We have to particularly thank our premier travel sponsor, GenRight Off Road, and our partner travel sponsors, Nemesis Industries and Metalcloak.  These great off-road businesses made sure that we were there to work with clubs, individuals and businesses on how to keep our off-road sport alive and well.
Here are some highlight photos for your enjoyment.
Stacie is getting a closeup shot of Curtis Thayn on Potato Salad Hill -- and Utah 4WD staffing their booth.

Nemesis Industries fender; and the Red Rock Raffle at about $180k worth of stuff.

Metalcloak has some awesome stuff and they helped us travel to Moab. 

GenRight Off Road was our premier partners in helping us travel to Moab.  Their new line of Aluminum JK stuff is pretty incredible - well built, light and made-to-fit.

Kurt Schneider, Del and Travis Carpenter at the BFG Outstanding Trails event -- I recognized Kurt and Travis for their work in land use and racing (King of the Hammers).

On a fun day, we went to Deadhorse Point State Park and stopped at "jump" rock.  Jerry Sparkman here decided just to look and not jump.  Smart man.

Famous people were all over Moab, like Chris Collard (L) and Ned Bacon (driving).

BFGoodrich Tires crew (and friends).  They announced the new trails for 2010 Outstanding Trails (see my blog elsewhere).

Once again, thanks to GenRight, Nemesis Industries and Metalcloak for helping us be BlueRibbon Coalition at the Moab Jeep Safari 2010.

MFS Adopts Albright Jeep for Maintenance, Repairs and Fixits

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MFS adopts Albright Jeep for maintenance, fabrication and TLC
Mokelumne Hill, CA, April 8, 2010. Del Albright, Recreation Advocate and internationally published Outdoor Photojournalist announced a new partnership with Motorsports Fabrication Services (MFS) of Lincoln, CA, that will help save trails and keep our outdoor sports alive and well.

“The Albright Land Use War Machine Jeep is 12 years old and has 140,000 miles on it, many over the roughest trails in the West,” said Del, “and I’ve been hoping for a nearby shop like MFS to take on old ‘Seein’ Red.”

“My full time efforts as a BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador and Recreation Advocate takes me to the trails, on the ground, with the troops; and to do that, my Jeep is a critical element of my successes,” Albright added.

“Red” is a full blown battle wagon for land use, the only one of its kind, with about every after market product you can imagine, sponsored by over two dozen off-road businesses like Poison Spyder, GenRight Off Road, Warn, Rubicon Express, Hanson Offroad, Raceline Wheels, Olympic4x4 Products, BFGoodrich Tires and others, with the North American XJ Association topping off the trail support. “This allows me to focus on advocacy and education on behalf of BlueRibbon Coalition members, and continue to work on responsible recreational access nationwide,” Albright concluded.

MFS is a relatively new business in Lincoln, CA, outside Sacramento with 10,000 sq. ft. of amazing tools and fabricating machines. More importantly, they have become a notable force for responsible four-wheeling and outdoor recreation on the nearby Rubicon Trail. Helping Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) is high on their list as well and they show up to help on work projects and FOTR events.

“We’re helping Del because we want him to stay in the fight for our trails and for our future,” said Jeff Hayer, co-owner of MFS. “We build a lot of rock buggies here, but Del’s land use Jeep is on top of our fixit list when he needs some help,” Jeff added.

Please learn more and visit MFS at

(Email for pictures if desired. See all Jeep buildup sponsors here at

Del Albright, internationally recognized columnist and recreation advocate, also specializes in providing volunteer training and leadership courses. For more please visit and

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CA -- Clear Creek OHV Area County Roads Back Open




Contact: Don Amador

Phone: 925.625.6287


Date: April 7, 2010



HOLLISTER, CA (April 7)--A rural county in Central California made access history when it voted 4-0 to reassert its jurisdiction on 25 miles of county roads in an area currently closed by the federal government. The April 6 vote by the San Benito County Board of Supervisors to open roads currently closed to the public is a watershed moment for Californians who are fighting an avalanche of proposed closures on federal lands in the state.

The County also voted to have staff prepare public comments in support of Alternative A in the BLM's Draft Resource Management Plan for the Clear Creek Management Area Environmental Impact Statement. The BLM's preferred Alternative E functionally closes the area to meaningful vehicular access. Alternative A supports public use of all roads and trails that were open for motorized recreation and access before the 2008 interim closure.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "The San Benito County Board of Supervisors earned a place in the history books for taking a stand against a federal bureaucracy that has proposed a closure of historic proportions in their county. It was clear the Supervisors take seriously their constitutional role as a champion of the people and seek to protect the citizenry and the local economy from agenda-driven policies developed by unelected officials."

"When the federal government ignores the will of the people, local voters and users that visit the area have little choice but to look elsewhere for relief. Up and down the state, I see a growing number of counties who are joining with the people in defense of historic access to federal lands. Today's vote to reopen the roads for street-legal vehicles should be a clear signal to the BLM that their effort to make the Hollister Field Office a 'Human Free Zone' is going to be challenged," Amador concluded.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Volunteer Internet Warriors Wanted -- KAT Team for BRC

I am looking for a “few good folks” to join an elite team of Internet warriors. Check this out and see if you’re a fit for this team we’re building for BlueRibbon Coalition and access in general.

We offer you a chance to become part of an elite team of access soldiers. We are launching an effort to build a better network of communications in the Internet/Blog and social network world for access and land use issues. It’s called the Kickin’ Access Technology (KAT) Team.

We are experimenting with a variety of ways to help you better understand our recreational world and how you can make a huge difference in saving our trails and our sports. We are focused on the internet, social networks and forums. We need more volunteers posting up access information on forums and networks around the country.

Here's what it takes to be part of the KAT Team:

1. A member of BlueRibbon Coalition (and other groups as appropriate)

2. A frequent visitor of a forum/thread for which you would become in charge of for land use issues appropriate for BRC involvement or comment.

3. Be the primary contact for a thread/forum and be willing to post BRC and access Alerts and news to blogs and forums. Posting alerts and news would be one of your primary jobs (helping to communicate with the Internet world).

4. Be willing to be the “eyes and ears” for the KAT Team on at least one major forum or thread, connecting back to Del when advanced BRC input is needed.

Read more here and see if you’d like to apply:


BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails for 2010

BFGoodrich Tires Announces Five Outstanding Trails for 2010

• BFGoodrich celebrates five year anniversary of Outstanding Trails program

• The five 2010 selected trails cover the map from Southern California to Pennsylvania

MOAB, Utah – April 2, 2010 – BFGoodrich Tires has announced the five trails selected for its Outstanding Trails program at a presentation held in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. Celebrating the program’s five year anniversary in 2010, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 19 trails, donating more than $70,000 to clubs across the United States and Canada. The program was established to raise awareness for responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails’ conservation efforts.

In collaboration with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), BFGoodrich Tires is proud to present the 2010 Outstanding Trails:

• Rausch Creek, Pa.
• Drummond Island, Mich.
• Yacolt, Wash.
• Johnson Valley, Calif.
• Holy Cross, Colo.

“The five trails that have been selected this year are well-deserving of the recognition and we’re excited to have them part of the Outstanding Trails family,” said Joe Mazur, light-truck marketing manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We look forward to honoring the clubs at selected events throughout the year and helping them maintain and preserve these beautiful off-road trails for everyone to enjoy.”

Read/download entire press release here:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Special Landuse Update from Del Albright 3/22/10 URGENT

Special Land Use Update from Del Albright
3/22/2010, NOTE: Farmington, NM
URGENT letter request in #7 below…

1. Land Use Article: I want to make sure you know my latest article on land use and access is available to you and your club/websites. Called “Stop the Stink,” I think you’ll find it an interesting read about what is going on in our country these days. Download/read article here:

2. Businesses Team Up for Land Use Travel: More and more events, conventions and organizations are asking for my help these days in saving trails and keeping our sports alive. Thank goodness businesses know how important this is and are kicking in to help fund/sponsor some travel. This is worthy of mention because as you’ve probably heard me say before, let’s buy from businesses who are helping us save our trails – those doing something for landuse.
For Moab Easter Jeep Safari, I’m proud to be teamed up with some more great off-road outfits – GenRight Off Road is leading the charge at the premier level; Motorsports Fabrication Services (MFS) has spent a week getting tons of fixits and “to do list” stuff done on the Jeep; and Nemesis Industries has kicked in a donation to help as well. See more on this here:

3. RLTC Online Volunteer Training Course: RLTC is a unique (nothing else like it in the recreation/off-road world) online volunteer training course with several hundred students/graduates around the country. If you have it on your desk, it is never too late to start. If you’ve been thinking about starting, now is a good time. Learn more here:

4. Land Use Blogs: I am getting pretty good about keeping up my land use blog and you can subscribe to follow right here:
My BlueRibbon partner, Don Amador has a very active blog as well right here:

5. Access Army: if you’ve not seen the new Access Army, with our pens and shovels, please visit:

6. BlueRibbon Coalition: if you’ve not seen the new BlueRibbon Coalition website and magazine, this is worth a cruise through…check it out at, these folks are the grassroots leaders nationally for saving trails, sharing trails and keeping our sports alive and well. Join or donate to BRC here:

7. Farmington, NM: Glad Run; Choke Cherry: Glade Run Recreation Area contains many serious 4x4 areas, including Choke Cherry, and it's Loren Healy's backyardBlueRibbon Coalition Home Page (Loren is the Current King of the Hammers). The BLM came up with two plans for the area that would mark trails and put existing ones on the map. Now they are coming up with Alternative maps that do not make much sense and do not match up with what the locals think should be done. We need LETTERS from you, please.

PLEASE TAKE FIVE MINUTES TO WRITE A COMMENT TO THE BLM: it’s been made easy with a letter generator here:

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Del
Click here to learn about saving trails the easy wayGet volunteer and leadership training here

Ps. Thanks to, Bob Melani, for hosting my email system and newsletter.

GenRight Off Road: Moab EJS Sponsors for Albright Jeep

GenRight Off Road

Premier Travel Sponsors of Del & Stacie Albright to
Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Businesses that otherwise might be in competition team up often to help out in land use and access, such as with event raffles. In our case, the Albright Jeep, also known as the Land Use War Machine, is being sponsored by two dozen off-road businesses for products and buildups, as well as gas money and BlueRibbon Coalition support.

For 2010 Easter Jeep Safari, GenRight is leading the charge with a "premier level" donation to BlueRibbon Coalition to ensure we can do our trail-saving job for a week in Moab. It's all about access!

GenRight makes Crawler gas tanks; body armor; rocker guards; fenders; hood louvers (like on the Albright Jeep); suspension parts; and more. Made in the U.S.A., this stuff is tuff! I have witnessed owner Tony Pelligrino, Tony Fiori (Product Testing), Cory Kaiser (PR) and some of his other guys wheel GenRight Jeeps at places like Logandale (Hump 'N Bump), Moab and TDS and I can tell you these babies are made to wheel. Engineering, quality of construction and functional "common sense" are built into GenRight products.

It's all about access! GenRight is leading this team of partner businesses to get us to Moab so we can fight for trails, link up with other recreationists who need help saving trails, and continue to grow the sport for all of us to enjoy well into the future. The whole GenRight team believes in helping keep our sport alive and our trails open because these guys do more than talk about it; they get it on the trail. GenRight stands for Genuine Ideas Engineered Right; when you're a GenRight Jeep, you're at the next level.

Visit GenRight at
Thank you, GenRight,

Sponsor/Supporter Highlight -- Nemesis Industries

Nemesis Industries is helping land use and access, as well as BlueRibbon Coalition, and I wanted to give you some insight into their company.  They are in Engelwood, CO, but quickly building a national reputation.  They also supported the BlueRibbon Coalition Christmas Auction with big time stuff.  Great folks, too, I might add. We wheeled with them in southern UT at Soutwhest Crawlfest just recently.  They test their products on the trail for sure. :)
Nemesis Industries has a firm commitment to developing unique products with distinctive looks and performance. They do JK, LJ, TJ and YJ  with names like Forged Gear and Kratos Armory, primarily fender, rocker and corner armor. 

They are also helping sponsor (through BlueRibbon Coalition) our trip to Moab, UT next week for the Easter Jeep Safari, so we can continue or landuse work with wheelers from all over the world.  Moab represents most what I do -- saving trails and keeping our sport alive for people from all over.  It's important to be there, accessible to folks who know how important our access fights are.  Businesses like Nemesis Industries help make this happen.  Thank you. 

Check out Nemesis Industries right here:

Friday, March 19, 2010

3/19/2010 Land Use Update from Del Albright

3/19/2010: A few quick notes about land use and access, as well as my latest article for your use (please send me a link or copy if you would).

1. PRP Seats: The original owner of PRP Seats, Aaron Wedeking, is back at the helm for these great seats – who happen to also sponsor my landuse War Machine Jeep. Press release and info here:

2. CA: Carnegie SVRA (OHV) area back open – we fought hard and WON to get the courts to kick out the junk lawsuit brought on by those who do not like our sport. See more here:

3. Article: Stop the Stink: my latest piece on what is happening in our country and what we need to do about it (to preserve our access to lands and waterways. Read and download it here:

4. NAXJA Helps Del: I’m so honored to have a great organization behind me (and BlueRibbon Coalition), the North American XJ Association (NAXJA). They have kicked in huge donations to help me stay in the fight and support BRC. We are winning some battles and making stuff happen – together. Thank you. See more here:

5. King of the Hammers: I sure hope you saw all the awesome land use and access stuff that took place at King of the Hammers (KOH) this year. Over $30,000 in land use pledges were generated from various buggies and drivers. It was an amazing event for our cause. Notable also was the trash cleanup and recycling that took place during and after this biggest ever desert race. KOH folks kicked it and left the desert cleaner than they found it, even after nearly 30,000 fans. Read more here:

6. BlueRibbon and King of the Hammers: BRC was pledged nearly $20,000 alone from the KOH event, and the two shining stars in this fund-raiser were the Tin Benders 4x4 Club of Southern CA, and 4Wheel Parts (Greg Adler and crew). The Tin Benders kicked in $5500 from their club and 4Wheel Parts matched it. WOW. Watch for more on this at the BlueRibbon website and magazine (shortly):

7. MT: Lewis and Clark Nat’l Forest; BRC Kicks It Again: BRC and some other recreational groups kicked it and won another court victory in Idaho. Check it out at:

8. MFS Takes on the Albright Jeep: If you’re on Facebook, you already know this, but Motorsports Fabrication Services (MFS) is revving the rpm’s for landuse and access. They’ve taken on the Albright Jeep to do about a year’s worth of fixes, upgrades, and mods to help out the cause; and they are behind the King of the Hammers buggy that led the pledge efforts for land use and access. Read more here (and visit Facebook or my blog for more about the Jeep):

As always, let me know if you have any questions or need any further info.

Thanks for being on the team,


Thursday, March 18, 2010

PRP Seats Original Owner Takes Helm Again

PRP Seats

For Immediate Release
Contact: Aaron Wedeking
Phone: 800-317-6253

PRP Seats Original Owner Takes Helm Once Again
Date: 3/16/2010

After a two and half year hiatus Aaron Wedeking is back at PRP Seats! Aaron founded PRP back in 1997 with the goal of providing high quality, custom seats to the off road, weekend play crowd. “I grew up playing in the Southern California deserts and I am excited to be back in the industry” commented Aaron.

Aaron left the company in 2007 and recently had the opportunity to purchase it back. He is bringing back his dedication to superior customer service and building the best off road seats available. Aaron said “We are not selling one size fits all auto parts, customers can rely on me to build seats that fit their exact needs.” Please check out the new web site at and give Aaron a call at the shop he would love to hear from old and new customers.

PRP Seats are Proud Sponsors of the Albright Landuse War Machine Jeep.

Download this Press Release in WORD (.doc)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carnegie SVRA, CA, OPEN at last!!!

We did it.  We got Cargnegie opened back up.   All the hard work, letters, web posts and rally paid off.  Check out my partner's blog, The General, here:

Great job by all.

Monday, March 15, 2010

TDS Safari and Death Valley Desert

For the last couple weeks, I've been a couple different places in So. CA and So. NV, and here are a few highlights.  First TDS, Desert Safari.  What an awesome event this year, and a great cause for helping to save trails and keep our sport alive.
There were thousands of participants at Safari, and part of the fun is the first trail ride morning when everyone lines up near camp to start the day.

Event staff and helpers get around in whatever it takes.  The desert was full of side by sides, quads and dirt bikes, besides the 1200 or so registerred 4x4 rigs in the event.

The "raffleman" did a great job and he had plenty of helpers.  With about $122k in prizes, the average prize was around $800 EACH.  Totally awesome.  About 2500 folks filled seats at the raffle, with the 100 plus vendors surrounding them.  It ia always quite the sight.

Here, Greg Mulkey of Raceline Wheels (Allied) gave away the first prize package with his bitchen beadlocks as part of the deal.  Raceline Wheels is also one of my Jeep sponsors and a proud sponsor of BlueRibbon Coalition.

After TDS, I headed to Death Valley area, with our camp headquarters in Beatty, NV, just the other side of Daylight Pass and the town of Rhyolite.  My club joined me and we had a few days of fun wheeling.

Glass Bottle House at Rhyolite, NV

Learning to Geocache -- which is a kick in the pants by the adult treasure hunt.  Mike Stoller here is our champion cacher -- well, Tami his wife is, but Mike seems to be in all the pics.  Way fun stuff to do.

Mark Foley from my club got "engaged" to geocaching in DV, with this ring he found in the cache.  Ok, he put the ring back but still enjoyed the "engagement."

Flourspar Mine cabin, just outside Beatty, with a good view of the desert.

This is what the "settling" of the west, and the 49ers, were all about.  Can you imagine??

I found this fixer-upper in Rhyolite.  Yup, it's an Impala.  Needs work.

If you've never done Death Valley, I highly recommend you put this on your list of adventures.  I would be happy to point you in the direction of some pretty cool stuff.  This trip was my 27th week-long venture in this marvelous place.  Yea, I know...27 years...I must have seen it all, right?  Nope.  Still finding a few new things to see each year inspite of the National Park Service and mis-guided members of Congress making way too much of it Wilderness.