Tree Run

Submitted by tsm1 on Tue, 11/30/2004 - 12:18

Saturday, December 4th.

Meet at 9am at County Market (corner of Montana and Custer Avenue, behind McDonalds) in Helena, then we're heading south on I-15 to Basin to hunt trees.

RSVP at the Frontier meeting Wed 12/1, 7pm at Helena Motors and we'll make sure there's enough chili. :D

Guests are welcome.

CFBU Rally - Dec 11th - Bozeman

Submitted by RCURRIER on Wed, 11/24/2004 - 14:35

NOTICE to Citizens For Balanced Use:

THE RALLY IS ON!
Where: Gallatin County Courthouse.
When: December 11, 2004 - Noon until 2 pm
Stop by and meet the people that will carry
the fight to keep our public lands open to everyone.
This is serious and we must not lose this fight!

This notice is posted on the www.citizensforbalanceduse.com website.
Encourage your friends to join!

Gallatin Travel Plan

Submitted by tsm1 on Fri, 10/08/2004 - 12:52

The Gallatin National Forest has published their Motorized Trail Closure Plan, oops… I meant Travel Management Plan preferred alternative. Information is available at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin/?page=/projects/travel_planning

Alternative 7 is the preferred alternative selected by the Forest Service; however, it is not a lucky No. 7 alternative for motorized recreationists as shown on the attached table developed from information in Chapter 2. The % change from the current condition has been added in red for comparison to existing conditions.

First, start with the miles of ATV roads. Under Current conditions there are 77 miles of “legal” ATV road opportunity available. Under Alternative 7 this opportunity increases to 361 miles. Sounds good if you like to ride roads. Next look at the miles of trails open to ATVs which is 680 miles currently and decreases to 167 miles or 25% of the existing miles under Alternative 7. Ouch, this is a big time loss of the most valuable OHV recreational opportunity!

Softening the Iron Grip of the Club Elders and Founders

Submitted by tsm1 on Tue, 09/07/2004 - 15:41

(Without Any Casualties)
By Del Albright, Blue Ribbon Ambassador and
Daniel R. Strà, Founder, JonFund 4X4 Club

Is your club/group held in the clutches of time by its club elders? Do you wish that you had more input, or that the club/group would change to keep up with the crises our sports face?

As a club elder, are you worried that letting go of things will cause the club to spiral downward or that if you let go of the power no one will step up and continue your good work?

Either situation can be remedied.

Many groups have problems related to a lack of distribution of the workload and responsibilities. There are those who do a lot (and are getting tired) and those who want to do more but aren’t being given things to do. Both situations lead to burn-out and membership decline.

Mud Drags--Sunday Sept 12th

Submitted by RCURRIER on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 22:41

Mud Drags--Sunday Sept 12th -- at the Gallatan County Fairgrounds Motorsports Park
Registration- 8:00-10:30am
Hot Laps- 9:30am-10:30am
Racing Starts at 11:00am

Cost $20.00 plus $5.00 bump up (per class)
Inspection: helmet, cage, long sleeves & pants, seat belts, fire extinguishers, all open top vehicles must have a roll cage

Spectators --$5.00 10 & Under free with paying adult
(lawn chairs and coolers (no alcohol) welcome)

Mountaineers MudDrags

Submitted by blair on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 22:39

This one's for everyone!
The Mountaineers will be holding a one-day event of side-by-side mud drags (flagged start and finish) tentatively on Sunday Sept. 12 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Motorsports Area.

July '04 Trailride

Submitted by edjandj on Fri, 07/23/2004 - 15:30

We're having trailrides July 24th & 25th in the Little Belts. Dale & Darlene will be the trail leaders and are planning o­n being there all weekend. If you would like to go, they are heading out both mornings at 9 am. Be at the Jellison Place campground either morning or both! Make a weekend of it! I know Sunday's ride is going to be Haymaker but can't remember which o­ne Dale is planning for Saturday.

Bozeman Mountaineers MudBog

Submitted by blair on Mon, 07/12/2004 - 17:35

Howdy Race Fans!
Once again it is time for the annual (18th this year!) Bozeman Mountaineers Mudbog at the Gallatin County Fair on July 24th, 2004.
Tech inspection is 9:00am to 11:00am Saturday.
Racing begins at 12 Noon.
This year we will be charging $5 spectator admittance in addition to the Fair button ($6 in advance, $7 at the gate). Racers will have to purchase a Fair Button.
Entry Fees are $20 per class with the exception of the Open class, which will be $50 with a guaranteed $500 1st Place and 100% payback. This class will be cancelled if at least 4 racers don't enter. It is a paddle-only class.
Standard classes are:
35" and under
36"-44"
Sportsman (cut or non-DOT tires, and over 44")

There will be an X class if warranted.

There will also be Snowmobile and ATV classes available.

Each standard class will have 50% payback, and each entry will receive a Tshirt.
Pit Passes are $10 ea.

Fans are welcome to bring their own lawnchairs, and there will be limited bleacher seating available. Please, no coolers! THIS INCLUDES RACERS!
Concessions will be provided by the Mountaineers and the Jaycees.

Please support our sponsors:
Renegade Offroad and Customs
Bozeman Ford Lincoln Mercury and RV

We also want to thank:
Sime Construction
Murdoch's Home and Ranch
Dever Excavation & Aquatics
AAA Timber Falling

Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact:
Blair at 580-7204 evenings
Mike at 586-4103 days

Father's Day Fun Days 6/19-20/2004

Submitted by tsm1 on Sat, 06/05/2004 - 19:21

Conservation on the Leadville Trail while camping out and having fun with Frontier, June 19th-20th out of Bernice (off I-15, north of Butte) out to the Whitehouse Campground.

All M4x4A members welcome.

Dennis LaTulip will be smoking Pork and 1/4 Chickens for Saturday Night dinner in exchange for donations to cover the meat.