Question: “My husband and I ride double on a quad so would I be considered a non-rider?”
Answer: You are considered a “non-rider” if you only participate in activities being held at the Blue Building or Rodeo Grounds. Please note that “You are allowed to ride double only if you have an ATV that is manufactured with a seat for a second rider. After market second seats do not qualify.” The bottom line is if you participate in ALL activities you are considered a full-participant.
Question: "Are there camping facilities at the Rodeo Grounds?"
Answer: “All campers, RV’'ers that want to stay at the rodeo grounds can check in Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. on. There will be someone to meet you at the entrance to help you get situated. The cost for camping IS NOT included in the registration fee. The cost to camp at the rodeo grounds is $15.00 per night for RV'ers and $10.00 per night for Tent Campers. That fee includes potable water at the rodeo grounds, an RV dump station, pumping of RVs and filling up water at your camping site on Thursday, and shower stalls on site. This camping fee can be included with your registration fee or mailed to us at: AZ Outlaw Trail Jamboree, PO Box 250, Eagar, AZ 85925 if you want to guarantee a spot, or can be paid when you arrive.” For earlier arrivals, please call ahead to make arrangements.
Question: “Do we need 1 or 2 applications sent in?”
Answer: “Each full participant needs to fill out and sign a Registration Form. A non-rider can be included on the same registration form as a full participant. Or, each rider and/or non-rider can register individually online.”
Question: “Will the ATV’s need to be “street legal” for the Jamboree“
Answer: “No. Both the Town of Springerville and Town of Eagar and Apache County law enforcement agencies are working with us on the jamboree and will not ticket non-street legal ATVs that are participating in the jamboree. All parade and trail riders must be licensed operators (16 years of age or older). A law in the State of Arizona allows both towns and county to change their individual laws to allow ATV riders to pull into town, stay at our local hotels, drive their ATVs to get their groceries, gas, meals, etc., and then follow certain designated routes to access our main ATV trail heads. We are working hard with these agencies for continued cooperation.
Question: “We are new ATV owners/riders, would we enjoy participating in the Jamboree“?
Answer: Of course! Safety first – don’t ride beyond your comfort level. We recommend the beginner trail rides to start out with. More importantly you will make lifelong friends and want to return annually.
Question: “Are sport quads welcome to ride the Jamboree trails?”
Answer: Yes, but they need to meet the legal requirements to ride in the forest; such as a forest-approved spark arrestor. This goes for all ATVs, not just the sport quad riders.
Question: “Are helmets required?
Answer: Yes, our insurance carrier requires proper riding gear for all participants. AZ ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree complies with AZ State Law: http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/arizona_ohv_trails.shtml
Kids and OHVs
Supervise children under 16 years of age. One of the first questions you should ask is whether your child is old enough, big enough and mature enough to handle an off-highway vehicle. Certainly, you know your child better than anyone, but evaluate them as objectively as you can…their safety is at stake. Download the pamphlet “Parents, Youngsters and All-Terrain Vehicles” at www.atvsafety.org to help you evaluate:
◆ Physical development.
◆ Visual perception/motor development.
◆ Social/emotional development.
◆ Reasoning and decision-making ability.
Ride the Proper Size OHV. Children should NEVER ride OHVs designed for adults. There are size and age appropriate OHVs designed for children, and they are intended for one operator with no passenger. Always follow manufacturer minimum age recommendations, and make sure your kids only ride with the appropriate safety equipment. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety!
Required Protective Gear
Helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of equipment you can wear. A minimum DOT-safety rated motorcycle helmet is required for all operators and passengers of all OHVs who are under 18 years of age and strongly recommended for ALL OHV operators and passengers. DOT-rated helmets offer the only protection against head injuries in the event of an accident and also protect against discomfort from windblast, cold, noise, vegetation and flying objects. Eye Protection: Motorcycle goggles or a fullface shield must be worn to protect against eye injuries from flying debris. They reduce dust which irritates the eyes and impairs vision. Get high-quality lenses, clear or tinted. (We recommend wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, goggles, boots that protect the ankles & gloves).
Question: “My question is not listed here. Who should I ask?”
Answer: Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (866)-520-3569.
Question: “Can dirt bikes, motorcycles, golf carts, Polaris Rangers or Kawasaki Mules ride the trails during the Jamboree?”
Answer: “The Jamboree committee defines an ATV as an all-terrain 3 or 4 wheel vehicle”. We don’t think dirt bikes will enjoy being held back on the trails when participants are stopping to view scenic overlooks, etc. Any one is welcome to join us on Saturday at the ATV rodeo activities using these “motorized OHV vehicles.”
Question: “Why is the Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail being held September Labor Day week?”
Answer: “Many things were taken into consideration when we planned this event ten years ago. 1. Due to the severe drought situation that the state of Arizona has been experiencing, the forests are often shut down during June through the middle of July, so those months were definitely out; 2. September is truly the most beautiful time of the year in the White Mountains. The dust has settled with the summer monsoons, the flowers are blooming, everything is green, and most importantly, we don’t have the threat of having the forests closed down due to fire restrictions; 3. Another consideration was the many summer events planned throughout the communities of Eagar, Springerville, St. Johns, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Alpine therefore, we did not want to interfere or compete with many annual events that are put on and sponsored by many of the same good people that support or help us put on the jamboree!
Question: “What is the cost of the Jamboree based on?”
Answer: If you are concerned about the cost of the jamboree, please be aware of the following:1. There is a great value for what you are paying for – jamboree t-shirt, id lanyard, meals, map, entertainment, fireworks, etc. There isn't a fee for rides. Rides leaders are chosen by the the Jamboree committee based on their knowledge of local trails and willingness to lead others while providing a safe and fun experience. 2. This jamboree is helping us accomplish one main mission and that is getting permanent trails in the White Mountains all the way from Clifton/Morenci to Payson! This will impact the whole state of Arizona as well as our close New Mexico neighbors. We promise you an incredible time as you support us in this effort. Every one of our awesome volunteers, many putting in hours and hours over the last year, do it because they believe in what we are trying to accomplish. We hope you can see it too!
Question: “Can I just show up to the Jamboree and participate in any rides without paying a registration fee?”
Answer: Yes! Remember there aren't any fees for rides organized and lead by volunteer club members of the Apache County ATV club. The registration fee “full” status is for those people who plan on arriving on Tuesday and staying through Saturday and participating in ALL of the activities we offer during the jamboree excluding rides. There are daily activities planned and more being planned as this post is being written.
Question: “Can I ride my ATV in town?”
Answer: Yes, please be aware that you will be able to ride your ATV around town. That means that during the jamboree you can do your grocery shopping on your ATV, you can ride to the restaurants on your ATV, fill up your ATV at the gas stations, and just explore the towns on your ATV. Out-of State participants and non-licensed Arizona ATVs can legally ride your ATV around town during the Jamboree! It's our way of saying: ”Welcome to Round Valley, a real ATV-friendly Community!”