Rider uses his off-road vehicle expertise to build trails
Tyler Vore was born to ride. Before he could walk, his parents bought him a motorcycle. By the age of three he was riding and by four was competing.
Twenty-three years later, Tyler’s racing career has taken him all over the country. He’s even competed internationally for Team USA’s International Six Day Enduro – earning two gold medals and traveling to Chile, Portugal and Italy.
Now, Tyler is sharing that racing experience and passion with Oregon Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts as the Oregon Department of Forestry’s newest OHV Specialist. In this role, he develops and manages the OHV trail system, plans programs, and coordinates events and volunteer work on sections of Oregon’s 745,000 acres of state forests that are open to OHVs. His racing and riding experience is a tremendous resource to Oregon riders.
“In my racing career I’ve ridden on all types of soils and terrain, so I have a good idea of what makes a trail great and sustainable,” he shared. “This experience gives me a deep understanding of what the community desires in an OHV trail. On top of that, when out in the field scouting and planning new trail designs, I can visualize a trail that can satisfy all skill levels.”
Tyler is very passionate about off-road advocacy in the state. He works with the community to create events and an inclusive trail system that all riders can enjoy. His advocacy has led to countless volunteer hours maintaining and developing OHV trails, supporting OHV event activities, and organizing and instructing motorcycle riding classes.
Riding classes and trail access are very important to Tyler, because his family spent nearly all their summer weekends camping and riding trails where he grew up in Indiana. At peak training, his family was traveling and camping with him 25 weekends a year.
“I grew up on trials and riding with my family. To have my parents endless support throughout the years speaks volumes of how family oriented this sport is,” he explained. “I come from the Midwest where the availability of OHV recreational areas is extremely limited and unmanaged. So, for me, the fact that Oregonians have such an array of opportunities throughout the state is fantastic.”