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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DGATV Canada Day Ride (July 1, 2018)

Join us on this popular (albeit usually wet) Canada Day Ride!

Registration for the ride is 9am, with scheduled start at 10am.

Meet us at the Markdale parking lot.

Bring $10 for lunch at the Chatsworth Legion.

The trail route is a mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and some road running.

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 are 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.

As with any ride, it is advisable to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area.  Prepare for it to be HOT & DUSTY if this weather keeps up.  Bring lots of water and face covering (goggles & bandanna or full helmet recommended).

We look forward to seeing you on the trail and hope you have a great ride!

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New Riders




Walters Falls Tract Open (May 2018)

Happily Walters Falls Tract has been declared dry enough and safe enough to ride.

There is a fallen tree at the lower east access but the upper access (top of hill) is clear.

Side-by-sides are welcome and the tract is great for family riding.  Some of the trails are narrow and require some skill.

Picnic and portapotty facilities available courtesy of the club.  Please take care of this equipment, as members, we own it!

Ride with care.

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Side by sides



DGATV May 26th Ride (2018)

Join us for this fun first club ride of the season!

9:00am Registration / 10:00am Ride

Staging from DGATV’s Dundalk parking area (located off Grey St. on the west side of Dundalk. The field is alongside the C.P Trail at the corner of Grey and Proton Streets; between Dundalk St. and Proton St.), we will be checking out the newly marked side-by-side by-pass trail as well as some favourite sites. We’ll ride an easy mix of public and private properties including road running.

Members and non-members; ATV and side-by-side riders are welcome.

Bring your lunch and some cash. As with any ride, it is advised to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area. (New Riders)

Annual permits ($150) and day passes ($20) will be available for purchase. (Membership Info)

Also DGATV/ Firefighter raffle tickets ($5 each) and 50/50 tickets will be for sale.

Ride participants will be asked to make a donation to charity. Proceeds will be directed to Dundalk Public School’s Breakfast Club, helping to ensure that students start their day with a healthy breakfast. Last year proceeds from this ride resulted in $620 going to the Beavercrest Community School.

Come Ride With Us!

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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!

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Trail Opening (2018) — Limited Trails Available

DGATV’s season start was delayed to late snowfall and a wet spring. Now part way into May, DGATV has limited trails available.

Please note that:

  • Harkaway Forest is closed until June 22nd as per our agreement with the landowner.
  • Walters Falls Tract is closed until further notice.
  • Sideroad 10B is closed until further notice.

No side-by-sides (SxS) are permitted on the C.P. Rail Trail.  Temporary by-pass connectors are almost complete. These by-pass trails will allow SxS access to the main trails while avoiding the C.P. Rail Trail. These temporary routes will allow park and ride to main trails from Dundalk and Markdale via SxS.  Stay tuned — target date for completion is May 14, 2018.  UPDATE:  SxS By-Pass Trail Completed

No Parking at Jim Brown Trucking near Orangeville — use of the parking lot is closed indefinitely.  (Thanks to Jim Brown for past participation in our trail system.  It was most appreciated.)  There is currently no official parking in Orangeville so if you have any contacts who may be interested, please let us know.

The COATV connector is complete.  Many other road connections to other clubs are incomplete and are still being signed.  Your patience is appreciated.

A new map is in the works but will not be available for some time.

Please exercise caution when on the trails.  There is tree damage everywhere due to a recent windstorm. If you notice a tree or obstacle on the trail, please report it on the DGATV (group) facebook page or contact us.

All DGATV Trails require an Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) trail permit.  Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance (EOTA) passes will be honored for the 2018 summer season only.

Anyone without a Trail Pass is trespassing and when caught, will be charged accordingly.


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