Cambridge Hare Scrambles
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Winner will be drawn from all youth entries and will win a FLY Jersey, Pants and Gloves.
**District 23 Off-Road Numbers are required for Hare Scrambles starting 2013, see the D23 rulebook Article II. Section E. If you do not have a D23 issued Off-Road Number on your bike that matches your district card Off-Road Number, you may be required to purchase numbers for your bike. If you don't have numbers on your bike or your number conflicts with a current Off Road Number you will be assigned a number at registration and required to purchase a set of numbers for $5 to be used during the event. You are required to have your number displayed on the front and each side number plate to facilitate back-up scoring for the event.
Contact the District 23 Secretary Shannon Rumpca 651-998-0406 to request a D23 Off-Road Number. Off-Road and MX Number requests are included in the top portion of the D23 ARMCA application.
Still have questions? Click HERE for D23 Hare Scrambles Representative contact information.
Planning has begun for the Cambridge Hare Scrambles scheduled for May 5.
Obama Designates 5 New National Monuments
A portent of things to come...
Yesterday President Obama whetted the appetite of the Washington D.C. Wilderness Lobby by signing proclamations designating five new National Monuments, a sure portent of things to come.
National Park Service budget cuts?
USFS threatening to close campsites due to budget "cuts?"
America's need for energy independence? Obama's promise to promote recreation on public lands?
Instead, we're designating new National Monuments! And, we'll be spending millions and millions on new Monument Management Plans to replace the Management Plans we just completed a year ago.
Isn't the federal government wonderful?
Of particular note is the establishment of the 240,000 acre Rio Grande del Norte in New Mexico. After speaking eloquently about 'locally generated collaborative solutions.' and spending millions on promoting outdoor recreation via his America's Great Outdoors program, Obama's newest National Monument fails to define recreation as a management goal, emphasizing cultural, prehistoric, historic, natural and scientific resources.
Worse, the Proclamation calls for a new Monument Management Plan which is to replace the BLM's new management that was completed just last year. The Proclamation also eliminates all motorized trail use:
"Except for emergency or authorized administrative purposes, motorized vehicle use in the monument shall be permitted only on designated roads and non-motorized mechanized vehicle use shall be permitted only on designated roads and trails."
Let me be clear about this. The Antiquities Act specifically limits monuments to protect "objects" and also limits the size and scope of designated areas to the 'smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.' There is NO WAY a 240,000-acre designation is within the "scope of congressional intent."
The problem is that this abuse of the Antiquities Act has been litigated all the way to the Supreme Court. In essence, the Court ruled that since Congress granted the authority to designate National Monuments, it's Congress, not the courts, who must reign in abuses of that authority.
And that is happening now, but it needs your support!
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would put an end to the abuses of the Antiquities Act: H.R. 382, the Preserve Land Freedom for Americans Act.
H.R. 382 would simply require the President, prior to designating a national monument, to obtain a state's approval for a monument located on federal land within the state, and would bar the Secretary of the Interior from implementing any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the public had opportunity for input and the state legislature approves said restrictions. H.R.382 was introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx from North Carolina. It currently has 20 Co-sponsors from South Carolina to Alaska.
This where you come in.
We are asking our members and supporters to contact their Congressman and ask him or her to co-sponsor this worthy legislation.
Simply click here and enter your zip code. You can call or use the web form on your Congressman's website. Tell them that you want them to support HR 382, the Preserve Land Freedom for Americans Act. Tell them you oppose unilateral presidential Monuments. Tell them Congress should mandate local and state involvement in any future National Monument.
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Urge your Members of Congress to Cosponsor Bills to Limit the President's Unilateral Authority to Designate National Monuments
Three bills have recently been introduced in Congress to limit the President's authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have introduced separate bills (H.R. 250 and S. 104) that would require Congressional approval before any National Monument designation could be finalized and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has introducedR. 382 which would require State approval before National Monument designations could be finalized.
As it stands the President has the authority to designate National Monuments that are "...confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected..." yet Presidents of both parties have inappropriately designated enormous swaths of public lands as National Monuments. One particularly egregious example was the designation of nearly 2 million acres of public land as the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument in Utah. National Monument designations almost always mean that OHV activity and other forms of recreation are eliminated or severely restricted in the area.
This issue is becoming increasingly important as too often when widespread local and Congressional support to designatepublic lands as wildreness cannot be established, wilderness proponents turn to a strategy of calling for the President to achieve similar goals by administratively designating the area as a National Monument. It is time for this practice to stop.
The most affected by land use decisions are those who live, recreate and make their livelihoods on or near the public lands in question. Each of these bills would ensure that the locals have a greater say in the management of public lands in their home states, and that they no longer have to fear unilateral decisions from Washington D.C. that could negatively inpact their recreation, way of life and ability to make a living.
Please send an email urging your Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 382 and S. 104.
Congratulations to the #1 Norsemen who finished in the top of their class in 2012
- Joe Martinson - AA
- Nate Zambon - Open A
- Jonathan Banks - Open B
- Paul Schommer - Super Senior B
- Gavin Clemmons - 250 C
- Steve Reschke - Masters
- Travis Mathwig -Junior
- Travis Mathwig - Premier
- Jack Maki - PeeWee
- Joseph Goth - Macro
- Ryanne Artmann - Micro
Hare Scrambles Champions
- Nathon Zambon - Open A
- Paul Schommer - Super Senior B
- Jack Maki - PeeWee
- Katherine Vanderwerf - Girls
Hare Scrambles riders will be required to run permanent numbers on their bike for 2013. The number is the riders responsibility to have displayed on their bike in order to be scored. If the promoter cannot see the number, you won't be scored.
ARMCA Rule Book: Section 2.3 E #4 page 51 "It is the riders responsibility to ensure number legibility. If a rider appeals their score and the numbers are not properly displayed, a protest will be disallowed. There will be no acceptions to this rule."