STOCKTON, CA (January 10)–A motorcycle organization representing Northern California honored a consultant to the BlueRibbon Coalition for his 20 years of service as a champion for responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. On January 8, District 36 of the American Motorcyclists Association presented Don Amador with its California Off Road Recreation Ambassador’s Award for his long and distinguished career as an effective advocate for the sport.
This was District 36’s 32nd Annual Awards Banquet where each year it recognizes people who made outstanding contributions to off-road recreation or winners in the various classes of motorcycle competition.
Dave Pickett, President of the District 36 Motorcycle Sports Committee, said, “The District is proud to honor Don Amador tonight for his tireless efforts to promote and protect responsible OHV recreation on public lands. Most riders don’t appreciate the amount of work it takes to keep our trails open but this organization does and we hope he will accept this token of our gratitude as recognition of his efforts to champion our cause.”
Greg Mumm, Executive Director for the BlueRibbon Coalition, stated, “We’re proud to have Don as a member of our team and of all he has accomplished. Among other things over the last 20 years, Don has worked on numerous legislative initiatives, educational programs, research projects and facilitated legal action to help keep riding areas open.”
Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition and recreation consultant, stated, “Helping keep trails and land open for multiple-use activities is my passion, and I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to advocate for those uses.”
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib – www.sharetrails.org