NOHVCC Adventure Trail goes to School in Iowa
Carlisle, Iowa School kids show off their
Adventure Trail materials after hearing a
program from the NOHVCC folks.
When the Heartland 10 Hour ATV race came to Carlisle, Iowa recently
it brought along more than just racing action to
this small community. The promoter of the race,
Andy Kyner, wanted the entire community to not
only be interested in attending the race, but to
understand more about OHV recreation in general.
He began by communicating with the County Board
of Supervisors, Chamber of Commerce, and the
City Council about putting on some safe and
responsible OHV programs for the townsfolk and
school children. When all was said and done,
Kyner arranged to have the NOHVCC Adventure
Trail downtown for the ATV/UTV Expo held the
night before the race. In addition the NOHVCC
crew got some time to talk to the kids at two
elementary schools and pass out nearly 900
Adventure Trail Activity books and CD-ROMs.
"Andy is a great example of how a racing promoter can promote OHV
recreation to the community as well," says
NOHVCC President Dan Kleen who was on hand as
one of the presenters of the school materials.
"To him it's not so much about putting dollars
in his pockets, but trying to show people in the
area of his events that they can go out and ride
and have fun as well." Kyner, who was named ATVA
Promoter of the Year, had a great turnout for
his 10-Hour race with 56 teams showing up for
the big event as well as a field for the
Kid-class and side-by-side races.
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation
Council, as a national body of OHV recreation
enthusiasts, develops and provides a wide
spectrum of programs, materials and information,
or "tools", to individuals, clubs, associations
and agencies in order to further a positive
future for responsible OHV recreation.