Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles Program launches new website

DNew website targets Nevada’s motorized trail enthusiasts

Nevada ATV TrailA new OffRoadNevada.org website offers information about registering off-highway vehicles, which is required in Nevada, and the benefits of registration. The website also provides motorized trail maps and information about the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles’ grant program, which funds off-highway vehicle related projects.

The Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles promotes safe and responsible use of Nevada’s outstanding opportunities for off-road recreation.

Nevada residents are featured on OffRoadNevada.org participating responsibly in off-road recreation by registering their vehicles, riding safely, respecting designated trails, and being prepared when travelling far away from local or emergency services. Motorized trail maps are presented in digital format for individuals to see where off-road trails exist on public lands. The grant program provides grants to fund off-highway vehicle related projects throughout the state, including trail improvements, mapping, signage, law enforcement, education, and safety training projects.

OffRoadNevada.org is a great resource for OHV enthusiasts. We invite everyone who rides to visit the site, discover new trails, and to ride smart and safe,” said Greg McKay, chairman of Nevada’s Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles.

An OHV is defined as a motor vehicle designed primarily for off-highway and all-terrain use. The term includes, but is not limited to: all-terrain vehicles (ATV), off-highway motorcycles (OHM), dune buggies, snowmobiles, utility vehicles (UTV) also known as side-by-sides, or any other vehicle used on public lands for recreation.  The law requiring off-highway vehicle registration went into effect July 1, 2012.  Nearly all off-highway vehicles greater than 70cc, and 1976 or newer, must be registered and display a registration decal to operate legally in Nevada.

Off-Road Nevada is a collaborative effort between the State of Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles and Clark County Desert Conservation Program. Partners included the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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