The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is pleased to announce reciprocal riding agreements with the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).
Each agreement recognizes the annual trail permits/memberships from the other province’s club making travel in each jurisdiction easier and less expensive.
This means an OFATV permit holder can ride in both New Brunswick and PEI at no extra charge.
Additionally the OFATV welcomes permitted riders from New Brunswick and PEI on OFATV trails.
Link to NB OFATV press release (.pdf) from June 3, 2016.
Link to PEI OFATV press release (.pdf) from December 22, 2017.
It is one thing for our volunteer Trail Crew to be out keeping the trail clear of fallen trees, filling ruts, and picking up rail spikes.
It is another thing to be picking up someone else’s dumped garbage.
This photos show the before and after shot of the Markdale parking lot.
Thanks to our Trail Captain who personally cleaned up the mess.
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.
For more information see www.ofatv.org.
See you on the trails!
Tim Allen, President
* Updated 9-Feb-2018 to reflect cancellation of EOTA agreement
DGATV’s Executive, Wardens and Trail Crew are hard at work keeping the trails in good shape for the summer.
Trails are monitored for the safety of all users — hikers, bikers, ATVers, and horseback riders.
Fallen trees are cut. Gaping holes are filled. Sign posts are cleared of grass and brush.
Parking areas are trimmed and mowed.
If you see an area that needs maintenance, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want a great excuse to get out on the trails AND help support the club, become a Warden.
Or if you are the handyman-type, wanting to ride and preferring to work here and there, talk to our Trail Captain (519.266.3559 ext. 3).
Every little bit helps!
A big Thank You to all of our trail workers, we couldn’t do it without YOU!
The landowner contacted us, annoyed at all riders — members or otherwise.
First, there is a zero-tolerance for alcohol on the trail. The rules of the trail are the same as the rules of the road. No alcohol. You risk your driver’s licence, your insurance, your life and the lives of other people.
Second, there is no reason to leave a mess like this. If you pack it in, pack it out.
Finally, if you see a mess like this then think about the landowner. Pack it out yourself or contact us at 519.266.3559 / email@example.com to have our Volunteers do the clean-up. If we all want to ride then we all have a responsibility to keep the trail in good condition.
In this case, DGATV’s Executive are apologizing to the landowner and we hope we can make amends. If not, part of the trail we are working to build has been lost.
Hopefully DGATV’s Executive members do not lose heart in the process.
Hopefully other landowners aren’t dissuaded by the inconsideration of a few bad apples.
Thoughtlessness like this causes more damage to recreational ATVing than you know.