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"Ridge Riders" Honored by New Jersey Legislature

On February 20,1997 A Joint session of the New Jersey Legislature, Senate and Assembly paused in its deliberations to honor three members of the "Ridge Riders Motorcycle Club". Christopher Smith, Drew Smith and Eric Koeller, for bringing home Medals and high honors in Off-Road "Enduro" World Championships in Finland at the ISDE '96 International Six day Enduro. In addition, the Club itself earned Special Recognition from the Joint Session for its activities on behalf of local charities and efforts in Juni or Rider Training and its work towards developing an Off-Road Trail system for the State. This is the first time such an honor has been awarded to a motorcycle club in New Jersey and possibly the Nation. Club President Aaron Kalisher commented on the three medal winners and the opportunity to capitalize on the ecotourism aspects of this form of outdoor recreation and the advantages to our State.


WHEREAS, The members of the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey are pleased to honor and salute Christopher Smith, Eric Koeller,

and Drew Smith, highly esteemed members of the Ridge Riders Motorcycle Club, who competed on the United States World Championship winning team in Finland in September 1996; and,

WHEREAS, Christopher Smith was the first American rider to capture a Gold Medal at the International Six Day Enduro World Championships while competing in two-hundred-mile stages over the most difficult terrain, Eric Koeller captured a Bronze Medal, and Drew Smith served with distinction as United States Team Manager; and,

WHEREAS, The members of the Ridge Riders Motorcycle Club are also commended for their selfless and tireless efforts in raising money for charitable causes such as the Hackettstown Community Health Care Foundation, the Byram Fire Department, and the Lakeland Ambulance Squad through their annual Ridge Run off-road competition; and,

WHEREAS, It is both proper and fitting for this Legislature to pause in its deliberations to praise Christopher Smith, Eric Koeller, and Drew Smith for their outstanding accomplishments; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

That this Legislature hereby honors and congratulates Christopher Smith, Eric Koeller, and Drew Smith, pays tribute to their meritorious achievements at the International Six Day Enduro World Championships, and extends best wishes for continued success in all their future endeavors; and,

Be It Further Resolved, That a duly authenticated copy of this resolution, signed by the Senate President and the Assembly Speaker and attested by the Senate Secretary and the Assembly Clerk, be transmitted to Christopher Smith, Eric Koeller, and Drew Smith.

June 1, 2016 3:10 PM

POCATELLO, ID (June 1, 2016) – Coalition (BRC) is pleased to reveal that its long-time partner in the fight to protect recreational access, Rocky Mountain ATV-MC (RMATV-MC), has agreed once again to generously match each dollar* raised to support BRC at the upcoming annual COW TAG event hosted by Klim, another long-time partner for access.

April 26, 2016 9:54 AM

POCATELLO, ID (April 26, 2016) -- Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce the recent release of issue #4 of the BlueRibbon Magazine. This issue is packed with outstanding winter articles and a variety of recreation topics.

Hard copies of the BlueRibbon Magazine should be arriving at doorsteps this week (if they have not already arrived). If your copy has not yet arrived, there's no need to wait! The digital edition of the BlueRibbon Magazine is available today, in FlipZine or PDF versions.

April 13, 2016 10:04 AM

It's time once again for the annual COW TAG event! Please join KLIM and the Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) at this one-of-a-kind ride to be held on Saturday, June 25 at Kelly Canyon, ID. Proceeds benefit trail organizations and Sharetrails/BRC. Enter to win a 2016 Beta 300RR Race Edition!...

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