OFATV Provincial Riding Agreements

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.

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Trail Crew – Cleaning up the Mess (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.

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Trail Crew – Hard at Work

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Trail Crew – Hard At Work

 

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 info@dgatv.ca.

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!

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Trail Loss – Inconsiderate Riders

Inconsiderate riders have resulted in loss of trail.

The landowner contacted us, annoyed at all riders — members or otherwise.

Pay attention:

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 / info@dgatv.ca 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.

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Volunteering to Help

Becoming a Trail Warden

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Unauthorized Trail

This trail at Walters Falls is not part of our trail plan.  It was created by adventurers leaving the approved trail.  It is now permanently closed.  The reason?  It travels off the tract and on to the neighbour’s property who don’t want ATVs trespassing.

We like to be good neighbours.  Please stay on the approved trails or we run the risk of losing the entire area.

STAY ON TRAIL OR PERMISSION REVOKED

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Maps

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Young Riders