History

During 1979 Local Government began thinking about closing the Draper riding area to ORV's. Some believed that their actions were due to the organized horseman complaining that the motorcycles spooked their horses.  The thought of closing of the lake devastated the local dirt riders and something had to be done quickly if the riding area was to remain open. Dave DiCarlo, Les Stotler, and Harry Shultz organized a meeting (of as many riders as possible) to come up with a way to save dirt riding at Draper Lake.  At that 1st meeting it was decided to create an organization to protect dirt riding at draper and represent all forms of riding (street, flat track, Enduro, etc,) in Oklahoma.  The “Okie Dirt Riders” name was chosen (by Les Stotler director), papers for incorporation were prepared (by Dave DiCarlo director), and Harry Shultz was selected to be the 1st President.  Funds were collected and a lobbyist was hired to represent our cause.  The final solution was a win-win whereby the ORV’s would be allowed access to the north part of the lake and horseman allowed access to the southern part of the lake.

Mission

The Oklahoma Dirt Riders (ODR) club was founded in 1979 to promote responsible off-road motorcycling.  The club, also known as the Okie Dirt Riders, meets monthly combining event promotion, riding area preservation and protection, with fellowship and usually a good meal. ODR is a diverse group of motorcycle and ATV riders/ racers based in the Oklahoma City area, and a member of the Black Jack Enduro Circuit

ODR monitors legislative action and environmental issues to keep members up to date with federal, state, and local activity in addition to information provided by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the National Off-Highway Vehicle conservation Council (NOHVCC).

ODR hosts local, state, and National events in support of off road recreation.  We host annual charity events, have hosted National Enduros in 1983 and 1986, and have hosted annual enduros since 1979.  Annual cross country races are also hosted by the club as well as numerous scheduled trail ride/camp out events including an annual trip to Colorado.

The ODR in cooperation with the OKC Water Utilities Trust, maintains trails for off road motorcycling and all terrain vehicle (ATV) use, as well as bicycling, horseback riding, and hiking.  The club's goal is to maintain a safe and enjoyable area for all activities requiring a large natural habitat.  Working with the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust will continue to provide OKC with a clean source of water and a place to enjoy safe off-road activities.

By-Laws

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