Someone has made our Trail Captain angry. We quote:
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.
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.