Archive | May, 2023

Clive Heller Joins TPA as Newest Board Member

Clive Heller has been unanimously voted in favor of being inducted as a TPA Board Member!  Clive has been active in protecting and preserving Motorized Access in Colorado for far longer than most of us.  Clive was one of the original members of the Colorado 600 Club long before there was a TPA.  Clive has a tremendous perspective on motorized use on public lands and will be an excellent contributor on the TPA Board.

Clive is officially Don’s “Anointed One,” and we look for Clive to provide great depth and perspective as Don retires from the Board later this year.

Clive moved to Del Norte, CO. in 1976 and became involved in off-road riding soon thereafter. After competing on the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit (RMEC) for a couple of years, a group of like-minded riders in the San Luis Valley decided to form a club and sponsor a motorcycle event. They formed the Boot Hill Enduro Club (now known as Boot Hill Motorcycle Club) and soon after, held their first RMEC Enduro in 1981. The BHMC held ten annual events, including one National Enduro in the Southwestern San Luis Valley.

One of Clive’s primary roles with BHMC was engaging with the Forest Service and other government agencies. His responsibilities also included reaching agreements with other special use permittees such as ranchers with grazing permits, logging contractors and private property owners. To paint a picture of the experience Clive brings to the TPA, he was engaged as a BHMC member when the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) did their last Travel Management Plan (TMP) in 1986 and now he will actively participate as a TPA Board member as the RGNF begins a new TMP almost four decades later.

In addition, Clive has served on the BLM Resource Advisory Committee, Rotary Club President, and currently also holds a position with the Advisory Board of the San Juan Trail riders in Durango, CO. Most of Clive’s professional career was spent as General Manager for a Ford Dealership in the San Luis Valley. Clive and his wife live in Littleton, CO., and have two children and three grandchildren.

“I consider it a privilege to serve on the TPA Board. I feel it is the best advocate for our sport in this part of the Country. The TPA has accomplished a lot, but there will be serious challenges ahead” – Clive

Welcome Clive – we’re so excited to have you on the board!

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2023 Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

Hello Everyone!
The 2023 TPA Bike Sweepstakes has come to an end!  From all of us at the TPA – Thank You! We couldn’t do this without your donations, the supporters/partners who donated their time, the bikes and parts, the shops who put our posters up, and the motorcycle clubs who helped get more donations!

While there are only three lucky winners, your support makes everyone a winner when trails stay open!

Congratulations Rene Waters - Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations Joshua Ferrand - 2nd Prize Winner

Congratulations Kelly Olson - 3rd Prize Winner


Drawing – Recorded Live!

Watch the video of our Executive Director Chad Hixon drawing the winners last Saturday at Sun Sports Unlimited in Gunnison, Colorado!

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors; Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, Klim, Yamaha, Upshift, Tusk, Eline, Scotts, Doubletake Mirror, Ruby, Motominded, BRP, Trail Tech, Motion Pro, Attack Graphics, Colorado 600, Seat Concepts, and Tacomoto – for making this year’s sweepstakes a huge success!

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4th Annual TPA Partner Club Meeting a Success

The 4th Annual TPA Partner Club Meeting was held in early April in Grand Junction, CO.  We hosted 22 different organizations with 42 representatives from clubs around Colorado and Utah, as well as CPW State Trails OHV sub-committee members, BLM Grand Junction Field Office, USFS Salida Ranger District, and Utah’s Ride with Respect. It was a successful meeting, and great to have so many motorcycle advocacy groups in the region gather, network, and discuss topics to preserve our sport!


2024 Partner Club meeting –  April 6th-7th, Grand Junction, CO

Get Involved!

If you are interested in joining a club, see our page with a list of the TPA partner clubs, find one in your area, and give them a shout! If you have a club in Colorado or surrounding states and are interested in connecting with the TPA please contact us!

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2023 Colorado 600 Registration is Now Open!


Event Date

Sunday September 10th – Friday September 15th, 2023

Event Location

South Fork, Colorado



Check out all of the information about the Colorado 600!


Register Now!



Colorado 600 Sponsors

The TPA would like to thank all our sponsors – the Colorado 600 would not be possible without your help!


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