Cancelled: DGATV Last Chance Club Ride (Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017)

Invitation to the Last Club Ride of the 2017 Season!

*** This ride is cancelled due to the arrival of winter 🙁  ***

Mark Sunday, November 26, 2017 on your calendar! This date is reserved for a DGATV event and arrangements are underway but not finalized. For more information or to get involved to make this event happen contact or 519.266.3559. This ride is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.  Please check our social media before making the trip to our area.
Time: 9am registration/10am ride
Staging: CP Trail Parking Lot, 205 Main Street West, Markdale, ON (County Road 12 west of Markdale at the former rail line)
Trail Route: A mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and some road running.
Participants: This ride is open to OFATV/EOTA members and non-members. A day pass for non-members cost $20. Memberships ($150) and day passes will be available for purchase. Side-by-sides welcome.
For young operators, aged 12 to 16, the ATV should be sized appropriately for the child’s weight. The child must be accompanied by an adult on the trail. Legally, the child cannot ride on the road without a valid Ontario driver’s license (G2/M2). DGATV does not condone young operators riding on the roads.
Other: It is advised to dress appropriately for cold and unpredictable weather. Also have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in all areas.
We look forward to seeing you on the trail and hope you have a great ride!
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Message from DGATV’s President (October 2017)

Welcome to all our new Members!

We would like to remind everyone that we are a member of the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs. An OFATV trail permit is required to ride on all our trails.

“Buy Where You Ride” is the OFATV motto to support the clubs. Not only does the permit allow you to ride the trails, it also makes you a voting member, and a major portion of your permit funds goes to the club you selected to join.

Permit funds are used by the clubs for trail development, maintenance and repairs. Additionally, each club is responsible for getting road use and land-owner approvals in their area.

The bonus is that your trail permit allows access to all fifteen (15) OFATV clubs’ trail systems and all Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance (EOTA) trails as well. An awesome deal!

For more information see

See you on the trails!

Tim Allen, President 

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Membership Info


* Updated 9-Feb-2018 to reflect cancellation of EOTA agreement


LadyBalls Ride to Support Ovarian Cancer Cda (2017)

What a Ride!

Saturday, October 21st was a fabulous day for the 2nd annual LadyBalls ride to support Ovarian Cancer Canada.

45 people and 39 ATVs including 4 side-by-sides came out to raise $2,000 for the cause and to enjoy the autumn colours.

For the first time, the ride started at the Meaford pavilion down by the waterfront and traveled the new Meaford trails.

We stopped for lunch at Boston Pizza in Owen Sound and for a tour of the Coffin Ridge Winery in Annan.

Terrific job by our Coordinators Jamie, Vera, Dan, and Tim.   Kudos for such a successful event!

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“LadyBalls” Ride to Fight Ovarian Cancer (Oct. 21, 2017)

DGATV’s Events Committee is finalized the details of this autumn ride, and it sure sounds like fun!

The ride will be staging from the park pavilion at 3 St Vincent St, Meaford, ON N4L 1B8 down by the waterfront at 10am.

We’ll be riding the Meaford trails for the first time!

There will be a winery tour, BBQ, and door prizes.

Funds will be raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets, the registration fee and rider pledge sheets.

Registration for OFATV Members is $30 or $100 in pledges per rider.   An additional $20 day pass is required for non-members.

Side-by-sides are welcome.

Passengers are asked to make a donation to the charity organization.

To Volunteer for this ride please contact

This is the second year that DGATV will be supporting Ovarian Cancer Canada.

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OCC Pledge Sheet (.pdf)

Ovarian Cancer Canada DGATV Event Listing




Trail Closure – Harkaway Forest (2017)

Harkaway Forest Trail Closed for the Winter

Grey County has closed Harkaway Forest to ATVs effective October 15, 2017.

Riders, please respect our landowner agreement and keep your ATV out of the forest.

Your participation is crucial in keeping this tract available to us.

Harkaway Forest is expected to re-open June 22nd (in order to accommodate the turkey hunt).

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