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Who and What is The Trail Riders of Houston?

The TRH Mission


Organized in April of 1969, the Trail Riders of Houston is a group of people of varied backgrounds interested in off-road motorcycling. Organized events are scheduled regularly and involve all facets of off-road cycling including enduros, trail rides, and hare scrambles. All TRH events are oriented to family participation. The success of these events (and the Club as a whole) is due to the participation and efforts of all its members.

The Trail Riders of Houston are increasingly involved in the politics and public relations of motorcycling, involving itself in such areas as obtaining new properties on which to ride and attempting to influence legislation concerning off-road motorcycling. Such involvements must be intensified by individuals and riding clubs along with the motorcycle industry and dealers if we are to survive the onslaught of unwarranted and uninformed criticism and resultant oppressive legislation and restrictions that we currently face. TRH has played a major role in advancing the sport of motorcycling in this area through civic and political action, and setting good examples.  We must continue to protect what privileges we have, and we must all help to present an image that will continue to upgrade the sport of motorcycling rather than evoke further objections from outsiders. To that effect, TRH does not promote or tolerate irresponsible nor dangerous riding habits.

The mission of the Trail Riders of Houston is to promote the sport of off-road motorcycling by sponsoring competitive, family-oriented events and to enhance the image of our sport.  Our members remain our most important asset, and we strive to set a good example for our youth and those who view us and our activities.

The Trail Riders of Houston was founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1979 as a nonprofit organization of off-road enthusiasts consisting of over 300 family members. For the past 29 years, TRH has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the past 19 years, TRH has maintained approximately 60 miles of Permanently Marked Trails in the Sam Houston National Forest near New Waverly, Texas. In September of 1988, the city of New Waverly embraced the Trail Riders of Houston and provided us with a campground in town as our starting point for the 2Oth Annual Caney Creek Enduro. They have done this many times since. We advertise their businesses on our flyers and provide a large boost to the local economy throughout the year but especially on race days. In 1968 we adopted 6.2 miles of highway in the Sam Houston National Forest where we picked up trash 4 times a year up through 1996.

The Trail Riders of Houston sponsors many different types of events including national enduros, harescrambles, two day qualifiers, Dual Sport Rides, family enduros, Texas State Circuit Enduros, Hare Scrambles, Family Oriented Fun Days, Poker Runs, Tag Team Hare Scrambles, Trash Pick-ups, Block Parties, and more. The TRH is a well-rounded organization that welcomes individuals and families from all walks of life in promoting and enjoying our sport of Off-road motorcycling.

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