Message from WMOTA President

We hope this finds you all well.  We’ve not heard that any of our membership is ill and we hope that is the case, although there is no particular reason we’d have received any notice.

As I’m sure you’re aware Governor Ducey has extend the social isolation orders through at least May 15th and the Forest Service has an order in effect limiting any gatherings in the forest to the number of persons in the social isolation guideline, currently 10 persons. The Forest Service has also restricted fires in the forest because it doesn’t want to have to call fire fighters together in the event of a fire.  I would guess that this restriction will remain in effect until the monsoon season begins.  

Our normal May meeting date would be May 14th, so clearly not a happening.  Our ride normal ride would be May 23rd.  Obviously, we don’t know whether a ride on that date would be allowed or not.  Most of what we hear suggests that the lock down will be lifted slowly, which seems a reasonable strategy.  This suggests that businesses and other necessary functions may be allowed to operate normally, but probably with guidelines to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19.  Strictly social gatherings like our ride, may continue to be restricted, which also seems a reasonable strategy; i.e., let’s get together when we have to, but not when we don’t.  So, at this juncture WMOTA has nothing on its calendar for May. This could change, but I don’t expect we’ll know anything with certainty until nearly May 15th.  I will keep you informed via e-mail as soon as we know anything with certainty

April Club Ride Trappers


April 18th, 2020 9:30 AM

Ride to Trappers in Taylor

Date of Ride is Saturday April 18th 2020.  Ride leaves at 9:30 AM.  Weather Permitting

 Bring water, snacks and clothing layers for weather conditions.

Starting location is the intersection of Burton Road and Lone Pine Dam Road.   Lone Pine Dam Road can be accessed from either highway 77 (just south of the Transfer Station) or highway 260 west of Show Low.  There is a large parking area at this intersection.

Total ride length is about 45 miles.

Destination is Trappers in Taylor where we will have lunch at approximately 12:30.

We will return to the starting point at approximately 3:00 PM.

Please reply to this email if you are going on this ride so we can give a number to the restaurant.

For questions your Ride leaders are: Karen and Jerry Smith                    480-225-0658

Club Meeting November 2019

WMOTA General Meeting 11/14/2019

Jack called the meeting to order at 6 pm. Minutes of last meeting were approved.

We are checking on a Spot X locator for our rides. If we have an accident in an area with no Cell service we could call for help. If several club members borrow it for a ride, they are responsible if lost or broken.

A Defibulator -Barbara has one that needs a battery. She will let us use it on our rides.

We are checking on a first aid kit and a class on Wilderness first aid.

Jack is reelected as President and Karen will remain as Treasure.

Membership dues are due April 1st .

The November 23rd ride is to Trappers for Lunch weather permitting. This is our last ride for 2019. We will start in April of 2020.

Yuma ride is the first week of February on Tuesday thru Thursday. There is a limit of 10 ATV’s.

Jack wished everyone “HAPPY HOLIDAYS”

50/50 was won by Karen.

Jack made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Passed.

Secretary, Lila Dudley

Utah Spring 2020 Trip

We are planning another great adventure to Duck Creek Village, UT for May 11th thru 15th, 2020.  We are renting the “Alpine Forest Lodge” (see web site below), which has 10 rooms with a private bathroom in each room and a Great room, Dinning room and Kitchen.  They have 5 rooms with King beds and 5 rooms with Queen beds. 
We are planning three days of riding but we are still working on the trails with Don and Karen Kramer, who know that area very well. 
We also will be asking for volunteers for breakfasts and dinners.  We think each room can do a breakfast or dinner and the two extra rooms can provide desserts, salads and appetizers   
The cost for each room is $300.00 for 4 nights, and we will need a check for $300.00 to hold your reservation.  
Space is limited!!!! so act FAST.  Reply to this email and get your moneys to Karen Smith ASAP.

September 2019 Club Meeting

WMOTA President Jack Dyer opened the meeting at 4:35 pm with Judy Koski, Karen Smith and Maurice Colwell subbing for Lila Dudley for an abbreviated BoD meeting. Karen announced that Ron Langley(sp) is heading up the volunteers for our support to the Epic Rides mountain bike races. Thank you to Ron. Still in need of help for parking, sign up sheets being circulated. George Leech’s ride will be a poker run. The Travel Management Plan will be discussed later as will other items. A new club T-shirt order has arrived.

The regular meeting began at 5:55 pm after members had finished eating their great bbq meal. Lorna will be circulating a sign up sheet for volunteers to indicate their willingness to help out when needed. The matching hours expended by our members are used to support grant requests.  Judy Koski reported that WMOTA currently has 153 members, good show! This year’s new members were acknowledged and told how much they are appreciated for their efforts. Jerry Smith stated there are two board positions to be filled this year, president and treasurer. Anyone interested in running for these offices should contact Jerry Smith.

Last month’s minutes were approved. Karen gave the treasurer’s report, August balance is $9917.61. Considerable discussion was held about the Travel Management Plan and members were told that an email would be forthcoming, plus the forest service will hold a public meeting on the 19th.

George described the club ride on the 21st and location details have been emailed to all members. Support to the Fall Festival is settled and assignments have been published, however as discussed earlier, volunteers with ATV’s are needed to work the parking for the Epic Rides event.

WMOTA and Apache ATV will have a joint Fall colors ride on October 12, details have been emailed, and Paul Kulas will lead a club ride on the 19th of October, details to follow. Next WMOTA club meeting is October 10. Members were told to be aware that hunters are out there at this time of year, and to be considerate of them. Dave and Penny  Bachmann announced they would like to invite members to come over to Yuma again for more rides in February. Lorna announced the fire in the Lakeside District is being treated as a management fire and does not pose a threat. The 50-50 drawing was won by Roger Ferin. Meeting adjourned

WMOTA August Club Meeting 2019

WMOTA General Meeting Aug 7, 2019

Jack called the meeting to order at 6 PM and welcomed our guest.

On Aug 18 we will meet at Honda for a pre-ride for the Hannigan’s Meadow ride. Wear long sleeve shirts and no shorts.

October 4th we will be parking RV’s and campers for the Mountain Bike Ride. We will be using our ATV’s for the parking and will need 10 people to help that day.

The September Club meeting will be at Fools Hollow Lake.  There will be a BBQ rib dinner for Club Members, and our club meeting will be after dinner.

There will be a February ride in Yuma, the 3rd thru the 7th, 2020.  You will need a State land permit.  More information will be coming later.

We need ride leaders.  Steve and I are ride leaders for August and on the 2nd pre ride we saw 2 large groups of Elk, NO DUST for ride leaders.

Lorna gave us information for checking fires.  One web site is for fire information.

Apache Club sent an email with pictures regarding sticks coming up through the floor of the ATV and injuring a rider.  One of our member’s told us his wife was hit by a 9 mm from some target shooters that had ricochet, on Porter Mountain Trail, luckily her skin was not broken.  We have to be vigilant on the trails.

Jack closed the meeting.

WMOTA Sectary,

Lila Dudley

WMOTA Club Meeting July 2019


No Board meeting

Jack opened the meeting at 6 pm.

The new manager of Show Low Motor Sports and 4 couples joined the Club.

Treasure, Karen reported on the club doing the parking at the beer and music festival and tee shirts for the club.

Our May balance in checking was $2,912.46.

Some of the remarking has been done on the Panorama Trail, we may finish in September.

Lorna reported on the work that is being done on the trails.

A signup sheet for overnight observation for the Fall Festival at Charlie Clark was passed around for volunteers.

At the fall Bike Races, we will be parking the RV’s with our ATV’s.

Barbara and Dawn are our new ride leaders for the July 27th club ride. The club needs more ride leaders.

The August ride will be in Forest Lake on the 17th. More information coming in an email.

The Hannagan’s Meadow trip will be on August 29th back on the August 30th. If going you need to reserve at the lodge there.

The ride in Page is not a club ride. We will drive to Page September 29th and come back on October 4th.  Limit of 10 machine.  Trailer in and trailer out for the rides.

Penny Bach Bachmand won the 50/50.

Jack closed the meeting at 6:40.


Membership meeting Minutes April 2019

WMOTA General Meeting April 11

Members meeting Minutes 10/11/18

WMOTA General Meeting 10-11-18