Ride for Dundalk Schools (2018)

Dufferin Grey ATV Club Directors Jamie Thurman and Pete LeMaitre presented cheques to Highpoint Community School and Dundalk & Proton Community School for use by their respective breakfast clubs.

Money raised at our first ride of the season on Saturday, May 26, 2018 ride was matched by DGATV so that each school could receive $330.

Jamie speaks for the Executive when she says “Our Riders have big hearts” and to all who donated, as well as our Members, Land Owners, Sponsors and Volunteers we say “Thank you”.

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Community

Events

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Trail Crew – No Excuse to Play in the River (June 2018)

Someone has made our Trail Captain angry.  We quote:

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To the clowns that were playing in the Beaver River off Graham’s Hill, you have just given another black eye to atving.

1. You were in the river.
2. You were destroying a spawning area of the river. You where close to the source of the Beaver River and a sensitive ecological area.
3. You were trespassing.
4. You left the Club to deal with an angry and upset Landowner.
5. We have only been allowed to use that road for a couple of years and you have put continued use of this road and others at risk. You have made it more difficult for the Club to keep the trails we have and obtain permission to use other areas.

Man or woman-up and next time you are that way apologize to the Landowners. Everyone please use your brains when you get on your atv.

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DGATV can’t stress enough how riders need to be on their best behaviour to establish an ATV trail system in this area and across the province. Recreational ATVing is a new sport. The trails we have are no more than 10 years old. Every season — every day — is a trial period for us. All it takes is one rider to close down a property, and close down a trail.

Word gets out. If the Landowners start to hear about problems, disrespect or “simply more trouble than its worth” they will shut us out.

The only incentive a Landowner has to let the trail cross their property is courtesy and kindness to others. Please show our Landowners the courtesy and kindness they deserve.

See also:

Jeopardizing our Trails

Cleaning up the Mess

Trail Loss – Inconsiderate Riders

Volunteering to Help

Becoming a Trail Warden

FAQs



 

Side-By-Side By-Pass Trail (2018)

Introducing DGATV’s Side-By-Side Bypass Trail

Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) welcomes side-by-sides riders as members and on the trail.

To-date, our local counties have not authorized side-by-sides on county properties.  Grey County is undertaking a Recreational Trails Master Plan to help manage the trails and plan for the future — the report is due any day now.  The rail trail and county forests will be addressed in that plan.

Whether or not Grey County allows side-by-sides on the trail (or ATVs for that matter), it is expected that Dufferin County will follow suit.

In the meantime, DGATV’s volunteers have marked a by-pass trail so that side-by-sides can travel without going on the rail trail.  The by-pass signs have a blue streak across either the top or bottom as shown:

Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.

So now it’s official — Side-by-side Riders, Come Ride With Us!

See also:

Side-by-Sides

FAQs