Greetings to all the people who want to support ongoing OHV recreation at Carnegie SVRA. Substantial progress has taken place in the last 9 months after our park was almost closed.
For the previous 10 years a group of Carnegie riders has met with park staff to try to make our ideas part of the park’s future. Some of our efforts were useful but others were unfortunately never implemented or accepted. We originally worked under the name CORE.
We are now pleased to announce that our work for these past months and years will culminate with our application this month (September) for Federal non-profit status as a 501(C) (3) corporation called – Carnegie Forever, Inc. We know that this is the only way to have our views credibly represented at future meetings.
Relative to this new status we will apply to California’s OHV Commission for a major round table discussion about Carnegie this year (hopefully December) in Tracy. We want to discuss many problems at the park and ways to keep environmental organization from trying to close our park. Carnegie was a test case for attacking OHV areas and we are dedicated to keeping the gate closed to these persistent intruders.
Special Request 1
One of our greatest allies over the last 15 years is Don Amador. As the Western States Representative for BRC (Blue Ribbon Coalition), he travels to “hot spots” all over the West fighting for our recreation rights. Don came to our rally the day we expected the park to cease operations – now let’s rally to support his work. He keeps us informed of issues all over the state and appears as an expert witness on our behalf. Don NEEDS our financial help right now. Please take a few minutes and make a donation to his work. Access this web page. On the right side of the page is a donation box to direct your gift. Under “contribution instructions” enter “Western Rep. Expenses”. Your support will get some critical financial help to the office of the man we have all come to trust and respect.
Please, do it today!
Special Request 2
Dirt bike season starts in October. The dreaded and totally unfair Red Sticker season also ends at the same time. With perfect symmetry we can celebrate this occasion with an annual reunion of sorts at Carnegie by attending the Horne Family’s California Hillclimb Series Round 3 on October 2nd and 3rd. Round 4 will be on November 6th and 7th.
This series has grown in popularity over the last 20 years and the Carnegie hills have produced many champions in the sport. Also added is a new twist – side-by-side racing called VERTICROSS©. Motocross riders are now entering hillclimbs! Previous events brought 500 riders who compete in classes from 50cc to 1500cc. There will be a pit-bike race Saturday night under the lights.
Special note: Carnegie Forever, Inc will have an information booth at the event.
Join the fun and support the event and the Skip, Lynn and George Horne Family that has put Carnegie on the map. Visit Skip’s Promotions for more info.
Keep the faith. Send us your suggestions and ideas, especially for the OHV Commission Meeting this year. We will keep you informed of the progress of our corporation.
Remember – financial support for Don Amador and Skip’s Hillclimb supports all our efforts as a recreation community.
Thanks for helping us,
Mark Speed, Mark Martinez, Pete Krunich, Dave Duffin and Diana Tweedy