Senate adopts resolution for ORV Rider Recognition Day

Sen. Tom Casperson

Sen. Tom Casperson

LANSING, Mich. – The state Senate recently adopted a resolution to establish June 10, 2017 as ORV Rider Recognition Day in Michigan.

“The Senate recognizes the importance of off-road recreation to our state, and the large economic impact it has,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, who sponsored Senate Resolution 34. “We hope that ORV Rider Recognition Day will help increase awareness for safety, the economic value that motorized sports have on our state and local communities and environmentally friendly practices for ORV riders, as well.”

Michigan is often recognized as the trail state, and features 3,700 miles of designated off-road vehicle trails that are used by more than 220,000 licensed riders. Casperson noted that many of the licensed trail users and local trail sponsors also volunteer to maintain the state’s vast trail network.

ORV Rider Recognition Day is in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources’ ORV Free Riding Weekend, which is June 10-11.