Friday 1 July 2011

SW: Fort Stanton Update

While New Mexico is under extreme fire conditions, the BLM has been working with us to ensure that we would be able to go forward with our Fort Stanton ride, July 10, 11, 12, and 14, 15, 16. They provided me today a set of stipulations outlining the restrictions during the event but did approve the ride on the BLM site.

The key restrictions for riders are 1) absolutely no smoking on BLM land - only inside living quarters (except tents); 2) absolutely no open flame of any kind and 3) we have to have an emergency evacuation plan while on the trail so we will be requesting your cell phone number and that you carry that phone with you. We will also be using the ham radio operator to keep you informed if any emergency arises. Ride management will be strictly enforcing these fire related restrictions with a no tolerance approach. Anyone in violation of these restrictions will be escorted from the ride immediately and will not receive any refund.

We look forward to seeing you at the ride.

Roger and Sue Taylor

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