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Release Date: 03/31/11
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Issues Permit For Motorcycle Race At Pipestone

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office has issued a Special Recreation Permit to Lone Peak Racing, LLC, based in Big Sky, Mont., for a competitive motorcycle race at the Pipestone OHV Recreation Area.  The event will take place on April 16 and 17.

Racing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. each day. Saturday race classes will consist of youth and novice riders. Sunday race classes will consist intermediate and advanced riders. A registration tent will be erected at the 4-Corners staging area, along with a small amount of vending.

Lone Peak Racing has also been issued exclusive use of these routes during race periods, eliminating dangerous encounters with members of the general public. Spectators will be required to remain in designated areas.

The event will be staged at the 4-Corners Trailhead and will be conducted along approximately 15 miles of designated ATV and motorcycle routes in the Pipestone OHV Recreation Area. The maximum number of race participants has been set at 250.  Riders will participate in timed races with different classes and a staggered start pattern.

Members of the general public will still have access to the lower trailhead and routes in the eastern portion of the area that are not associated with the event (race routes will be marked and/or staffed). Primitive camping before, during and after the event will be allowed.

Major road crossings will be heavily staffed.  In extreme cases, riders may be required to walk their machines across road crossings.

The race course will be marked with orange flagging and tape, caution tape, arrows, and sponsor banners.

All course markings will be installed on April 15 and removed on April 18.

An ambulance and corresponding emergency medical personnel will be required to remain on-site at all times during race periods. Racing will be stopped immediately if the on-site ambulance is required to leave the location and will not resume until a replacement ambulance arrives.

For more information about the permit for the race, call Brad Colin at (406) 533-7638.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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