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The Nebraska Off Highway Vehicle Association (NOHVA) will be holding it’s 45th Jamboree on Friday,  Saturday and Sunday June 6, 7 and 8 2014 at the Headworks OHV Park, three miles west of Genoa Nebraska. 
The Fall Jamboree is planned for October 10, 11 and 12, 2014.

This is the biggest Jamboree in the plains states with 1,000 to 1,500 riders and seven separate riding events!

The Jamboree is a fund raising event to help pay expenses to operate public ATV, dirtbike and UTV/side-by-side parks and trails in Nebraska, and benefit local Emergency and Medical services in Nance County.  The event is open to ATVs and UTVs under 65 inches wide and dirtbikes.  Everyone must have an event pass to race or watch, and everyone under 18 must be with a parent or have a completed and notarized NOHVA permission letter from parents.

 

 

 

 

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  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE JAMBOREE!  FREE 2014-2015 MEMBERSHIP -OR- FREE EVENT ADMISSION FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE TIME SLOT!  To qualify for the free membership OR free event admission, please try to schedule a time slot in advance of the event.   Click here for more information  
 

 



NEW!  Saturday afternoon timed sand drag races!  FREE to participants and spectators with a Jamboree Event Pass.  The Sunday drags have been moved to Saturday.

Location - The Headworks Park NOHVA Jamboree is 3 miles WEST of Genoa Nebraska on state highway 22.  Directions - From the south side of Genoa and the intersection of state highways 22 and 39, follow the red and white "NOHVA JAMBOREE" signs to the entrance that is about 3 west of the intersection!  SEE OUR MAP
View the Google Map to the Jamboree

Who Can Attend?  ATV, UTVs and dirtbike riders 18 years old and older.  All those who participate (race) in or spectate (watch) the jamboree must have an event pass.  Event passes are sold at the Jamboree.  As of this writing UTVs up to 64" wide overall are welcome.  Those who would like to attend the jamboree and are under 18 years of age can find out more information by clicking here.

Why Is This Being Held?  To Have Fun, Meet Other NOHVA Member Riders and Explore the Headworks OHV Park.   Proceeds of this event are used to cover expenses involved to operate public ATV and Dirtbike areas in Nebraska and benefit local Emergency and Medical services in Nance County.  Those who want to ride at the area during the Jamboree and do not want to support this fund raiser by purchasing an Event Pass should visit the riding area another weekend.

Jamboree Event Pass Cost - The pay one time event pass covers those who wish to watch and participate in the races and events for the entire weekend.  Primitive camping is included with the event pass.

NEW! - Free admission for those 12 and under if they are with their parents.  

For those that arrive Friday and Saturday, the Jamboree Event pass is $35 per adult.  Family event passes are $60 for two adults plus $20 per adult per adult or teenager.   NOHVA member event passes are $20 per  adult or teenager.  NOHVA membership signup will be available at the jamboree.

For those that arrive on Sunday - The Sunday only Jamboree Event pass is $20 per adult or teenager.  The Sunday only Family event passes are $30 for two adults plus $10 per adult or teenager.  NOHVA member event passes are $10 per adult or teenager. 

For those who wish to join NOHVA or renew their memberships at the Jamboree, NOHVA memberships will be discounted $5 for those who purchase an event pass! Riders must sign up or renew at the Jamboree to qualify for the discount.  The discounted memberships will expire on March 31, 2015. 

Riders 12 and under qualify for FREE admission and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a paid event pass the entire weekend. 

All those who attend the Jamboree must obtain an event pass.  If you are not willing to provide an ID and sign a release, please plan another time to visit the riding area.     ________________________________________________

Schedule of Events for riders and spectators.
   Check this web site for any changes.

FRIDAY  - June 6
• 7 AM to 11 PM - Open riding.
• Impromptu sand drag races. 
• 4 PM - Sign up until 7 PM. 
• Gates to trails close at 11 PM.

SATURDAY - June 8
• 7 AM to 11 PM - Open riding.  Gates to trails close at 11 PM.
• 9 AM - Sign up open until 7 PM.
• 10:00 AM – Kids Barrel Race – Sponsored by Dennis and Tami Walz of Creative Cabinets, Grand Island.  Trophies donated by Scott and Lisa Schrodt
of York.
• 11:00 AM - Timed closed trail race - Timed event one ATV or dirtbike at a time on a closed trail through the trees.  Sponsored by the Tri-State OHV Club. 
Trophies donated by Scott and Lisa Schrodt
of York.
• 1:00 PM – ATV, dirtbike and UTV sand drag races for ALL CLASSES.   The final list of classes is being finalized at this time.  Check back later for the final list. 
Sponsored by Maui Splash Car Wash and Prairie View Painting in Fremont. 
• 5:00 PM - Poker Run with prizes for best hand. 
• 6:00 PM - Mud Race. 
Trophies donated by Scott and Lisa Schrodt
of York. 
• Gates to trails close at 11 PM.

SUNDAY - June 9 
• 7 AM to 11 PM - Open riding.  Gates to trails close at 11 PM.
• 9 AM - Sign up open
• Impromptu sand drag races.
• 10:00 AM to 11:00 - ATV, UTV and dirtbike PARADE into Genoa and back. 
NEW TIME!! • 11:00 AM - ATV Sled Pull Sponsored by Motoplex of Norfolk, Polaris of Norfolk. 
Trophies donated by Scott and Lisa Schrodt
of York.
• Gates to trails close at 11 PM.

All event participants are required to use a DOT approved helmet, eye protection, and over the ankle BOOTS (no high top tennis shoes or sandals).  All machines must be in safe operating condition. Machines deemed unsafe may be rejected from events. NO CHILDREN ON FULL SIZE ADULT MACHINES. 

While we recommend that everyone uses safety gear and ride responsibly, helmets and safety gear not required for spectators or riders who are not racing or riding in events.  

Expected attendance is estimated to be 1200+ riders.

 

Any updated information about the Jamboree will be posted immediately on this web site!  Check back to this web site for updates.  

All minors who plan to be at Headworks OHV Park near Genoa WITHOUT their parents, including those who plan to be at the riding area to ride for the Jamboree, or there just to ride, must have permission to be at the riding area during the Jamboree weekend.  This includes anyone under 18 who plans to ride at the area, ride with someone else, or stay or visit in the ATV parking and camping area UNLESS they are there with their parents.  EVERYONE under 16 MUST be there with a parent or guardian.  ID’s will be checked for age verification.  

PARKING -Vehicle parking (cars, trucks, trailers) is limited to the unloading area and the overflow parking area located in a pasture just east of the unloading area. Parking is not allowed on the north side of the road next to the canal.  All ATVs and dirtbikes must stay completely off of and away from the road and should not use the road for any reason including going around vehicles parked in parking area.  Overflow parking and camping is reserved for those with event passes only, riders can get an event pass at the Jamboree.  For more information, click here.

FOOD - There will be at least two or three food vendors at the event serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday and maybe on Friday evening.  Genoa has four places to eat and has one grocery store. 

CAMPING - Camping is allowed in the parking area, the over flow parking area, and other nearby camp areas.  If you are camping in other areas beside the main parking area and overflow areas, you must trailer and unload your machine in the main unloading area. In the weir bridge park, machines must remain behind the cables. Please pick up all your trash and place it in the trash receptacles provided. Small open fires under 3 feet in diameter are permitted away from vehicles, trails, jetties and other combustible material. NO TRASH IN THE FIRE RINGS!   The Sheriff  WILL BE monitoring and checking for alcohol use in parking, camping and picnic areas.  The Sheriff's Department have been hired for 24 hour security.  Overflow parking and camping is reserved for those with event passes only, riders can get an event pass at the Jamboree.

  Showers - There is a shower in the Genoa City Park concession stand or people can use the shower in the swimming pool, for a $5 donation.  Pool hours are 1 PM to 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

QUIET TIME IN MOST OF THE CAMP GROUND IS 11 PM TO 7 AM.  QUIET GENERATORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RUN FROM 11 PM TO 7 AM IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE PASTURE AREA.  NO OPERATION OF ATVs, DIRTBIKES, UTVs, VEHICLES, GENERATORS OR LOUD STEREOS DURING THIS TIME.  PEOPLE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RESERVE A CAMP SPOT, IT'S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!   

STORES, MOTELS, WATER, ETC. - Water is available in the weir park.  The Fullerton Inn, a newer motel is located in Fullerton, about 15 miles west of the Jamboree.  Genoa has a Pump and Pantry convenience store, four cafes/restaurants and a grocery store. Fullerton has two convenience stores, a grocery store, two steak houses and several cafes.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS - Alcohol and drug use is not allowed while riding or driving.  Alcohol and drugs will not be allowed to be transported out into the riding area and coolers will be checked.  It is against the law in Nebraska to operate an ATV, UTV or dirtbike while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Riders will be spot checked by law enforcement.   

Those under the age of 21 in possession or under the influence of alcohol will be ticketed or arrested.  MIP enforcement is expected to be strict this event.  

While the jamborees have been reasonably trouble free, in order to ensure that we have a civil event, enforcement will be tougher this year with alcohol, drugs AND oversized fires and we have extra space reserved at the jail for arrests!  Those with alcohol will be ordered to dump the alcohol if observed by law enforcement.

ANYONE being a nuisance will be arrested.   No fire works.  The Nance County drug dog will be on duty.  The State Patrol will also be patrolling the roads into town and around Headworks. There WILL BE spot checks of ID’s by law enforcement including the beach and trails.  Please don't drink and ride at the Jamboree. Alcohol use WILL BE monitored at events on Saturday and Sunday. 

Everyone is expected to follow the posted rules.  The Nance County Sheriff’s Department has the authority to remove anyone violating the rules or acting in an irresponsible manner.  People can be suspended from the park for a specified length of time, depending upon the offense and the discretion of the investigating officer.  Anyone who is found in the park during a removal suspension will be charged with Criminal Trespassing and arrested since they will be given written notice at the time they were originally removed.  At the Fall Jamboree this was used for the first time and about half dozen persons who were removed for one year based on the problems they caused.

MINORS!!!  EVERYONE UNDER 18 MUST HAVE AN COMPLETED NOHVA PERMISSION LETTER TO RIDE OR WATCH EVENTS, RIDE AT THE AREA, RIDE WITH SOMEONE ELSE, OR STAY IN THE ATV PARKING AND CAMPING AREA.  Anyone under 16 years of age MUST be there with their parents.

ALL minors who plan to be at Headworks OHV Park near Genoa WITHOUT their parents, including those who plan to be at the riding area to ride for the Jamboree, or there just to ride, must have permission to be at the riding area during the Jamboree weekend during June 6, 7 and 8, 2014.  This includes anyone under 18 who plans to ride at the area, ride with someone else, or stay or visit in the ATV parking and camping area UNLESS they are there with their parents.  

Those who would like to attend the jamboree and are under 18 years of age can find out more information by clicking here.

Anyone under 16 years of age MUST be there with their parents and cannot ride or camp at the ATV area unless their parents are at the riding area. 

 

If you are under 18 and attend the jamboree WITH your parent or legal guardian, you and your parent/guardian can sign minor releases at the jamboree.  
 

Minors who do not have a properly completed permission letter or are not with their parents will be asked to leave.  Anyone under 18 who has a problem with this new policy should make plans to visit the riding area another weekend. 

 

In the past minors have been at the Jamboree without their parents knowing their location.  Some minors have been seriously injured, and some have been in trouble with law enforcement.  We are determined to solve this problem.   Extra law enforcement will be at the event to monitor minors and other issues.   If you have a problem with this new policy, make plans to visit the riding area another weekend.

 

Minors who are 16 and 17 years of age and plan to be at the riding area WITHOUT their parents MUST HAVE the completed permission letters with a notary stamp witnessing that a parent has signed the document.  A copy of the document can be downloaded and printed up at Click HERE for complete instructions on our Minor Release Information Page

 

If you had a release form signed last year, a new notarized release form is needed this year. 

Hand written letters are not accepted.  Only the approved, completed and notarized NOHVA forms will be accepted. 

ALL THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PARENT, A DESIGNATED RESPONSIBLE ADULT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES.   

Direct supervision is defined as “the minor under 16 must be within DIRECT VIEW of the parent, adult or guardian at all times”.  Anyone under 16 is not allowed to “ride around” in the parking area or any trails unless they are in the direct view of the parent, adult or guardian, even with all letters and releases completed.


ATV Sled Pull sponsored by Motoplex of Norfolk on Sunday!  FREE to participants and spectators with a Jamboree Event Pass


Kids Barrel Race sponsored by Creative Cabinets in Grand Island on Saturday!  FREE to participants and spectators with a Jamboree Event Pass



Tree Trail Race sponsored by Gary Gibbs/Parts Unlimited on Saturday.    FREE to participants and spectators with a Jamboree Event Pass


Poker Run Sponsored ? on Saturday!  FREE to participants and spectators with a Jamboree Event Pass

Open trail riding and sand play - over 600 acres!

Free demo rides?  This is still in the planning stage!

Mud run on Saturday night if we can find some mud.

See all kinds of custom built and modified ATVs.


Free primitive (no electricity) Camping for those who purchase a Jamboree Event Pass. 

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY - Call 911 for Ambulance or Sheriff. Nearest Hospital is in Genoa (about 5 miles east) and is located on the southwest side of town on the east side of state highway 22 & 39.

Questions?  Contact us! 
General Jamboree information contact Tammy Walz, event manager at tammy@nohva.com or
308-390-0493. 

Any updated information about the Jamboree will be posted immediately on this web site!  Check back to this web site for updates.

Attention Jamboree Vendors - All vendors must be NOHVA members and must provide a copy of their insurance either before the jamboree or at the jamboree.  ALL vendors are also asked to contact the NOHVA business office before the jamboree to touch base about what they plan to sell, and discuss parking.  Vendors not following this policy will be asked to leave. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Walz at 308-390-0493
 

 

 

Drag Race Classes for the Jamboree are as follows:

The sand drag races are held on Saturday.  To participate in the races, after you visit the main signup trailer and receive your arm band, show up at the site of the race, no additional fee or registration is required.  
 Sponsored by Maui Splash Car Wash and Prairie View Painting in Fremont.

We need volunteers to help with the drag racing operation, setup, and tear down.  If you would like to be involved, ask at the sign in trailer.

Saturday starting at 1 PM:
Stock kids 199CC and under
Stock 200cc to 349cc
Stock 400cc
Dirtbikes
Stock 450cc
Stock 500cc to 700cc
Stock Banshee
Utility 500cc and under
Utility 550cc and above
800 and under UTV/side by side
900 and above UTV/side by side
Outlaw 2 stroke
Outlaw 4 stroke

NO DRAG RACES ON SUNDAY.

If you have any questions concerning classes please contact one of the current Drag Racing committee members:  Dan Mauer and  Deb Mauer.

Thank You to the following donations toward our drag race lights:
Joseph Peterson, AKA Lil' Joe of Smokin' Joe's Tattoos in Grand Island, $250.00
Rex Sims, $100.00
Daniel and Deb Maurer  $100
Robertson Cycle, Mark Robertson $250
John Krisel $100
Niemann's Portables, Don, Sharon and Bryan Nieman $250
Corey Nurnberg/DEL tool and die, $150 
Mark and Mandy Horst, $250
Nathan and Becky Steele/Precise Plumbing $250
Brian Policky $100

 

Rules for Overflow Parking and Camping Area –

Please be aware of the rules for the overflow parking area during the Jamboree.   NOHVA rents the land for each jamboree.  The overflow parking and camping area will be closed to the public and we will allow only those who paid for the jamboree event pass to use the overflow parking. 

Here are the rules we will be enforcing in the overflow parking area:

• Only those who are registered with event passes for the jamboree will be allowed in the overflow parking area.   Everyone must have the appropriate event pass for the overflow parking and camping area.  Those without the event pass will need to leave.

• Camp fires will be allowed only in fire rings or no more than three feet in diameter unless provided by NOHVA.  NO TRASH IN THE FIRE RINGS!  No trash, beverage cans or bottles allowed in camp fires, we have a big supply of trash bags for that purpose.  NOHVA has a limited supply of fire rings.  The fire rings are on a first come first get basis.    Ashes must be cleaned up from each camp site.

• All those in the overflow parking area need to avoid areas that are under water or muddy.

• All ATVs and dirtbikes must be operated no more than 10 mph.

• No riding around except travel directly to and from trails and the camp site.  This includes children riding around in the parking area.

• Quite time from 12 midnight PM to 7 AM.  QUIET GENERATORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RUN FROM 11 PM TO 7 AM IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE PASTURE AREA. 

• No dumping of human waste in the overflow parking area.  This is a violation of state law and we will contact the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to persecute violators.

• Anyone exhibiting excessive speed, doing cookies, wheelies, stunts, jumps or not following the new camp, trash, fire and human waste rules will be ordered to leave and may be ticketed.

• No Fireworks.


 

The 45th NOHVA Jamboree is held by

NOHVA Business Office
Dan Nitzel, Business Manager and Co-founder
2231 W. 10th Street
Grand Island, NE  68803

PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT ARE USED TO COVER EXPENSES INVOLVED TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN PUBLIC ATV AND DIRTBIKE AREAS IN NEBRASKA

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THE HEADWORKS OHV PARK NEAR GENOA

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EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SERVICES IN NANCE COUNTY

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THE DISMAL RIVER TRAIL AT THE NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST NEAR HALSEY

WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM RIDERS WHO SUPPORT NOHVA, THE ABOVE AREAS WOULD NOT EXIST TODAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 
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