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I received this email from Michael Herron after I gave him some contact information on obtaining reasonable liability insurance, so maybe we can get these two riding areas open in the KC area: Lets cross our fingers and hope Kansas City can get this insurance. You can email Michael at Michael_Herron@kcmo.org and let him know how much we need a legal riding area in the Kansas City area.

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Thanks for the information on ORV/OHV insurance. It looks like we have some

real potential options finally developing! This is good news!

Michael R. Herron, CPRP

North Region Manager

Kansas City, Missouri

Parks and Recreation

(816) 513-7523

Admin. Assistant: Lorri Calandra


A positive turn for one of the toughest obstacles that off-highway

vehicle recreationists currently face

Motorized off-road recreation is enjoyed by a large segment of the

population, with approximately 15 million off-highway vehicle (OHV)

riders currently in the US. With the increasing popularity of OHV

recreation, the many challenges of insuring OHV clubs and parks have


Insurance coverage, particularly liability insurance, has been tough to

obtain for OHV recreation," says Jeff Magowan, of Garceau,Wenick-Kutz,

Magowan Insurance Agency in Escanaba, Michigan. Magowan, an avid

off-highway motorcyclist, has been involved in insuring OHV clubs and

parks for many years. Because of his passion and involvement in the

sport, he understands the unique requirements of this specialized


Unfortunately, insurance coverage has only been available sporadically,

leaving many clubs and parks either without coverage, or paying

exorbitant premiums. Increasing the availability of insurance coverage

for off-highway recreation was a natural for Magowan.

Recently, working with an "A-Rated" insurance carrier, he has developed

a competitive insurance option for off-highway organizations,

businesses, and trail systems. "Putting all the pieces together has been

a five year project," says Magowan. "We've put several risks in the

program, and have found the coverage and pricing to be very competitive.

According to Jeff, his affiliation with the National Off-Highway Vehicle

Conservation Council helped in the development of his most recent OHV

insurance program. Because the participants in NOHVCC programs represent

the "best in the business" of OHV recreation, the program is being

released initially through the NOHVCC, before being introduced to the

general public.

As laws vary from state to state, the insurance coverage may not be

available in all states. For more information, contact Jeff Magowan at

(906)789-0900 or by email at jam@garceauins.com

Jeff Magowan of Escanaba, Michigan was recently appointed as the NOHVCC

Associate State Representative from the Wolverine State

High-resolution photos for publication are available on request.

For more information on this press release, contact;

NOHVCC Communications Director

Steve Casper



The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

4718 S. Taylor Drive

Sheboygan, WI 53574


fax; 920-458-3446



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