Friends of Jawbone Revs Up for Halloween OHV Safety Party

Oct 27, 2010, 18:17 ET from Friends of Jawbone

CANTIL, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of Jawbone presents its 2nd Annual Halloween & OHV Safety Party at the BLM Jawbone Station Visitor Center on Saturday, October 30, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The facility is located on Highway 14 approximately 20 miles north of the town of Mojave at 28111 Jawbone Canyon Road in Cantil.

Each year OHV riders suffer preventable injuries.  Often they result from inadequate clothing and protective gear, from riding on illegal trails, or simply from not paying proper attention to where they are going. The goal of the Halloween OHV Safety Party is to raise the safety awareness level of OHV riders so they can better avoid hazards and stay injury free.

Activities slated for this year's Halloween OHV Safety Party include an exciting special performance by the world-famous Sundance Dog Team, and a frightful demonstration by rattlesnake handler Henry Lundsford. There will also be an afternoon Poker Run, and lunch will be provided.

"Halloween typically marks the start of the OHV riding season. This event gives people the perfect opportunity to learn or refresh their knowledge of safe OHV riding techniques early in the season," states Ed Waldheim, president of Friends of Jawbone.  "This is also a terrific time for folks to come out  and enjoy some of the best OHV riding trails and destinations in America."

Several agencies and organizations will participate with their own displays and demonstrations throughout the day, including the Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, California City, Kern County Sheriff and Fire departments, Air Methods, and the Maturango Museum.

Friends of Jawbone provides a forum for users of public lands in and around Jawbone Canyon to promote the preservation, multiple use, and restoration of public lands, local, state and federal. Formed in 1998, Friends of Jawbone supports and develops projects to improve, protect and maintain existing trails and to promote understanding, education and cooperation between all users of public lands.

Friends of Jawbone invites the public to participate and to also make plans to spend the Halloween weekend in the spectacular Jawbone Canyon area.

For more information, contact the Jawbone Station Visitor Center at (760) 373-1146 or visit

SOURCE Friends of Jawbone