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!
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!
Inconsiderate riders have resulted in loss of trail.
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.