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New Meetup: Ranger Meet and Greet

From: PK (.
Sent on: Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:36 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Riders of Nevada!

What: Ranger Meet and Greet

When: December 14,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Meet and Greet With the Lake Mead Rangers!
As posted on 702sportbikes here:

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Boulder Beach Ranger Station ? Lake Mead

Who is invited: All motorcyclists regardless of group/club or affiliation.

What: A Meet and Greet Open Forum with the Lake Mead Rangers

This event was proposed and put forth by Ranger Randy Lavasseur. Not only is he a Ranger at Lake Mead, but he is also the liaison to the U.S. District Court. There are several purposes to this meeting.

First, the Rangers want to open a dialogue with local motorcyclists about increasing safety, decreasing motorcycle accidents/deaths at Lake Mead, and finding safer alternatives to the typical uncontrolled ?fast paced? rides that happen out at the Lake.

Second, for motorcyclists that actually show up to this meeting, Ranger Lavasseur is offering a carrot. And a nice one at that. Namely, if you have an outstanding traffic warrant from Lake Mead, he?ll work with you to get it quashed. Or, if you have a current pending traffic citation from Lake Mead, he?ll work with you to get your fine reduced. Both of these are major gifts as the local U.S. District Court tows a particularly hard line when it comes to traffic violations at the Lake.

Third, Ranger Lavasseur is willing to work with us in getting regular permits to ?close off? portions of the road at Lake Mead for ?motorcycle only? runs. This would allow for safer, permitted, nicely paced runs without the risk of fines. And the Rangers would turn out in force so if somebody did crash, response time is fast. In return, we take it easy when at the Lake during all other times we are out there. Ranger Lavasseur also noted they have a large asphalted Helipad that could possibly get permitted to be closed off on regular occasion. And if its large enough, perhaps we could set up some cones and do some ?track style? riding. Or practice basic riding tricks.

Basically, the up shot is this; they want to work with us to reduce our uncontrolled speeding and crashing and in return we get some benefits from them (closed roads, quashed warrants, etc).

Please note if you want the benefit of getting your Lake Mead warrants quashed, or to get your current Lake Mead fines reduced, you need to do TWO THINGS; first contact Ranger Lavasseur at[masked] about your ticket info and 2) personally show up at this event

Finally, for you guys with Red Rock BLM problems, Ranger Lavasseur is planning on working with BLM Rangers from the Red Rock area to ascertain if they can extend a similar offer from their department. A Ranger from Red Rock is expected to attend this meeting as well.

This is an excellent opportunity to interact with the LE personnel who patrol one of our favorite riding areas. And if you have a current citation, well Christmas came early.

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