New To Arizona/Pheonix Area - Ride Location Suggestions?

Arizona

Guys,

My buddy will be relocating from VA to AZ in the next few weeks. We both ride WR's and would like to know some good riding area's. We like the open desert, forest, whatever and NO! no walks on the beach. we're not from that part of CA... Our bikes are Califirnia Green Sticker. Will we get hassled for weekend rides? what are your experiences with this sort of thing? CA is so bad, it can't be that bad in other states, but I'm not sure. My buddy will be working at Ph Airport and most likly living in the PH area for commuting reasons.

How far from Ph will we have to drive to hit some riding area's?

Can you give me some pointers?

I'll be driving from So Cal to meet up with him, is there someplace in between?

The last time I rode in AZ was about 1979 and my family was camping in the forest, someplace southwest of PH i think? I was only 13 for crying out loud.

Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in addvance, Dube2

Lots of places to ride, just check with the land managers for areas you are interested in. Most of the places between Phoenix and Cali are BLM or State Trust Land. If you ride State Trust, you will need their recreation permit...unless you have the AZ OHV Decal and did not leave a staged vehicle on Trust Land (ie, you rode your bike to the trail). If you want to ride on roads to get to trails, you will need to be street legal and insured. If your buddy lives in AZ, he should register his bike in AZ and take advantage of our OHV Decal and lower registration costs.

Lots of details here:

http://azstateparks.com/OHV/index.html

I publish our OHV Newsletter if you or your friend want to keep up with what we are doing for OHV recreation. I do a monthly Trail Talk to connect with people and get thier input before getting out on the trail for a day of fun. This weekend is dual sport specific, details in the newsletter.

https://www.firedrum...sp?s=4g2jrffkdc

Thanks,

Jeff Prince

OHV Program Coordinator

Arizona State Parks

jprince@azstateparks.gov

Edited by AZstateParksOHV

Lots of places to ride, just check with the land managers for areas you are interested in. Most of the places between Phoenix and Cali are BLM or State Trust Land. If you ride State Trust, you will need their recreation permit...unless you have the AZ OHV Decal and did not leave a staged vehicle on Trust Land (ie, you rode your bike to the trail). If you want to ride on roads to get to trails, you will need to be street legal and insured. If your buddy lives in AZ, he should register his bike in AZ and take advantage of our OHV Decal and lower registration costs.

Lots of details here:

http://azstateparks.com/OHV/index.html

I publish our OHV Newsletter if you or your friend want to keep up with what we are doing for OHV recreation. I do a monthly Trail Talk to connect with people and get thier input before getting out on the trail for a day of fun. This weekend is dual sport specific, details in the newsletter.

https://www.firedrum...sp?s=4g2jrffkdc

Thanks,

Jeff Prince

OHV Program Coordinator

Arizona State Parks

jprince@azstateparks.gov

Thanks for the Links Jeff, looking forward to riding AZ soon.

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