Sad News-Juan Milla

Our good friend Juan Milla has passed away Friday morning. Juan was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor that eventually took his life. For those of you that were fortunate to be around Juan at our past events, you will remember him as a person that would go out of his way to help out a friend.
Rest in Peace Juan Milla.

August 2017 Camp & Ride

            WMOTA  August 19, 2017  Camp/Ride


Camp Site/ Staging area is north of Forest Lakes, AZ. Leave Show Low on 260 heading for Payson. Just east of Forest Lakes, you will come to AZ99 on the right.  Turn right at the WMOTA sign and go about 5.3 miles staying on 99 and the camp site/staging area will be on the left.  Easy to see and we will have the club signs out for you.  It is close to 50 miles to Forest Lakes and 5.3 miles from the 260/99 turn off.


Campers are invited out any time during the week. We plan to be at the camp site Sunday, 13/2017. We hope to have camp fires every evening starting Wednesday if weather permits.  Bring any wood you have to contribute for the camp fires, probably a happy hour every day starting Wednesdays.


Thursday we plan on a pre ride of the Saturday club ride, which will be approximately 40 miles, checking for any portion of the trail that needs additional cleaning.  Some Forest roads and a lot of forest trails, a beautiful area to ride.


Either Wednesday or Friday morning we plan to car caravan down to the Christopher Creek Hatchery if there is enough interest. It is about 20 miles west of Forest Lakes at the bottom of the Mogollen Rim hill.  We will find out Wednesday or Thursday if there is an interest doing this. I have been told this is a very interesting tour, Wednesday we can get a guided tour, Friday it is a self guided tour as they are out stocking Thursday and Friday.


Friday lunch in Forest Lakes. Please sign up if interested so we can contact restaurant with an approximate number of people.


Saturday Morning a BREAKFAST POTLUCK is planned!  EATING  8:30 AM

Campers suggestions, bring a breakfast casserole? Bacon or sausage, Eggs, or what ever you can.  Day riders can bring rolls, donuts, fruit, or what ever, I am sure we will eat any thing that is brought!  Club will supply coffee, plates, silverware(plastic), napkins, and Orange Juice and the tent to eat in!!


RIDE STARTS AT 9:30 am PROMPTLY, SO DO NOT BE LATE FOR BREAKFAST AS WE HAVE TO CLEAN UP, AFTER EATING!!! Ride will also be a Poker Run! Ride is just over 40 miles long.



Questions?  Call 928-671-0849  or 928-671-0473                                   Lila and Steve Dudley


May Camp & Ride

Maverick Trail End to End
A Big thanks to Paula Hensley and Jerry Smith for sharing the wonderful photos.

Dave Dunno



It is with deep regret that we have to announce the loss of one of our members. Dave Dunno passed away yesterday. We will miss your smiling face. We loved your independence, laughter, helpfulness and your joy for life!!! May you run free with out pain!!

Services for Dave Dunno will be April 19th 10 am Saint Timothy’s 1730 W. Guadalupe Rd, Mesa 85202

Reception at Mariposa Gardens 6747 E Broadway, Mesa

Dave, you will be missed very much!!!!

April Activities

The AVT/UTV season is about to kick off with the return of spring to the White Mountains.

First Membership Meeting– WMOTA’s first membership meeting will be Thursday, April 13th at the Show Low Café.  As usual, the meeting will be at 6:00 pm, but come early (about 5:00 pm) for dinner and socializing.
First Ride-The first ride will be Saturday, April 22nd at 09:30 am.  We know the normal ride date would be the third Saturday, April 16th, but that’s the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter and many may have holiday plans.  Postponing a week also gives spring more time to warm things up. Karen and Jerry Smith will be leading the ride.  It will be about 40 miles long.  Bring plenty to drink, lunch and clothing appropriate for the day.
Ride Directions-
From the intersection of Penrod and Porter Mountain Roads – Go east ≈8.2 miles to FS 182.  Turn right (south) on FS 182.  Go ≈2.2 miles to FS 7.  Turn left (east) on FS 7.  Go ≈ 0.3 miles.  Camp and ride are on the left.
From the intersection of 260 and Buck Springs Road – Go ≈0.5 miles east on Buck Springs Road and turn left (north) on Sky Hi Rd/FS 182.  Go ≈6.2 miles and turn right on FS 7.  The turn is about ≈2.9 past where the pavement ends.   Go ≈ 0.3 miles.  Camp and ride is on the left.
Camping-WMOTA has historically not camped in April, but some of our heartier members have April camped in the past and there is plenty of room to camp at the ride site.  FYI – the average daily low for April 22nd is 31° and the average daily high is 59° in Pinetop.   There is nothing specific planned, but you are welcome to camp if you desire.
There may be more details to follow, so watch your e-mail.