Recreational access group seeks dealer support in Indy

Publish Date: 
Feb 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Americans for Responsible Recreational Access is looking to enlist attendees at this year’s Dealer Expo to support its efforts at preserving trail access for off-highway vehicle use.

Representatives of the group will be on hand to help register dealers and other industry professionals. ARRA is urging attendees to register for free by stopping by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Business Center (Wabash Room 3) at Dealer Expo Feb. 15 to 17 or online at

“Dealer Expo is a great opportunity for dealers and everyone who cares about OHV recreation to sign up for ARRA,” said ARRA executive director Larry Smith. “It’s free, and ARRA’s effectiveness is undeniable. ARRA members who use our alerts to weigh in with their decision-makers provide a grassroots punch to augment our lobbying activities on Capitol Hill. The one-two combo has proven very effective.”

To register for the 2013 Dealer Expo, Feb. 15-17 in Indianapolis, click HERE.

Most recently, ARRA helped stop the lead-related ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles, and provided support for the continuation of the successful Recreational Trails Program.

ARRA provides its members with relevant and timely alerts that let them quickly and easily communicate their views to key decisionmakers. In the past few years alone, ARRA members have contacted Congress more than 2 million times and influenced countless bills, regulations and proposals.

“Access is a huge issue for the powersports industry,” said MIC director of federal affairs Duane Taylor. “Not only are sales contingent on riding opportunities for consumers, but the powersports industry is an industry of passion. Most of us are riders and use these products ourselves and with our families. Signing up with an organization like ARRA is a no brainer, and the rate of return for clicking the ‘take action’ button in an ARRA alert a few times a month is huge compared to the very minimal effort it takes to participate.”

Posted by Holly Wagner