When local riding opportunities were being threatened, the Kern Off-Highway Vehicle Association (KOHVA) out of Bakersfield, California, came up with a brilliant idea to help their cause. When they heard that the local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian, was assigning two reporters to do an in-depth story on the local off-road scene, Jack Patterson, KOHVA vice-president, thought it would be a good idea to take the reporters out for a "familiarization ride" to show them what they do for fun on weekends. At the end of the ride, the reporters were impressed by how safety-consious most riders are and how the majority of ATVers are actually good stewards of the land. They also came away with a whole new understanding of why off-roaders are so passionate about their sport. Perhaps your local club or riding group can do the same thing with your journalists, whether they're writing a story or not, it can only help.
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear. Copyright 2008 Hi-Torque Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Console Login