For the seventh year in a row, the annual Colorado 600 Trails Symposium Workshop has kicked off again in South Fork Colorado. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado, the Colorado 600 is the annual off-road motorcycle ride and fund raiser for the Trail Preservation Alliance (TPA), an event that provides a venue for dirt riders to better understand the many diverse challenges the sport off-road motorcycle and trail riding is facing for continued access and recreation on our public lands. The TPA is a Colorado based, 501c3 non-profit, volunteer organization created to be a partner to public lands managers like the Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to preserve the sport of motorized trail riding and multiple-use recreation. The TPA acts as an advocate for the sport and takes action to ensure that the USFS and BLM allocate a fair and equitable percentage of public lands access to multiple-use recreational opportunities. Day 1 activities for each of the 75 riders includes a mandatory sound level and safety checks for each bike, check-in at the host lodge in South Fork and a few riders take the opportunity to make a short test ride on some of the local trails in the surrounding Rio Grande National Forest. Day 1 also offers riders the opportunity to meet new riders, make new friends and get reacquainted with old friends.