Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and links to topics of interest:
Q: How long is ATV Season? A: Answer
Q: Do you have an events calendar or google calendar? A: Answer
Q: What Events have you planned? A: Answer
Q: Should I worry about Invasive Species? A: Answer
Q: What about Side-by-sides? A: Answer
Q: Who are DGATV’s Sponsors?
Q: What is the benefit of being allowing ATVs to cross my land? A: [work in progress]
Q: Where can I get trail maps? A: Answer
Q: What is the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV)? A: Answer
Q: What is the difference between a “membership”, “permit” and “pass”? A: The terms “membership”, “permit” and “pass” are often used interchangeably. “Membership” typically refers to annual permission to ride on the trails, which also gives you membership in a club of your choice.
Q: What documentation do I need to get an OFATV permit? A: Answer
Q: Where do I place my OFATV permit sticker? A: Answer
Q: How is my Membership Fee used? A: Answer
Q: When does my Membership expire? A: Your Membership expires one year (365 days) after the day you purchased it.
Q: Is there an early bird discount for renewal? A: Answer
Q: Where can I buy a trail pass? A day pass? A: Answer
Q: Where should my trail pass sticker be placed on my ATV or side-by-side? A: Answer
Q: What are the Benefits of Becoming a Club Member? A: Answer
Q: What is a Family Pass (links to OFATV.org page)? A: Answer
Q: Can I ride in other provinces with an OFATV annual membership? A: Answer
Q: What should I do with my pass? A: Carry your wallet card and pink sheet with you and place your permit sticker on your ATV in a visible manner on the left/front side of your machine so when wardens approach they can see it clearly. This makes for a lot smoother verification process when you are stopped. Otherwise, carry your day passes ready to present to a Warden when requested.
Trail Permits – New Bike / Replacement Sticker
Q: I’m getting a new atv. How do I go about replacing the sticker on my new machine? A: Get a replacement card.
Q: Does the trail permit go with the bike or the rider? A: The trail permit goes with the bike. If you have 3 bikes, then you need 3 trail permits. Carrying the permit in your pocket or wearing a laminate around your neck does not constitute permission for the bike to be on the trail.
Q: Can we ride at night? A: The rule of thumb is sunrise to sunset. However, each municipality can have different rules. Occasionally, DGATV sets up a night ride but that requires special permission and insurance.
Q: Are motorcycles or dirt bikes allowed on the trail? A: Answer
Q: Are passengers on second seats added to regular ATVs permitted? A: Factory built two-up (2-up) riding is legal. Single-rider bikes with added-on seats are not legal to carry a passenger.
Q: What Ontario regulations are applicable to ATVing? A: See the following:
Q: What other rules and regulations apply to the trails? A: Here are some examples but the list is not comprehensive so check the local ATV by-laws before you ride. For DGATV trails see Other Links for local counties and municipalities. Know before you go!
Q: Where can find local by-laws? A: Here is a link to OFATV’s by-laws library available on GitHub. However, you should always take the township or county versions available on their respective websites as most up-to-date. See Other Links.
Q: Where are local Accommodations? A: Answer
Q: What are the local Restaurants? A: Answer
Q: Where is the Parking? A: Answer
Q: Tell me about Grey County’s Harkaway Forest? A: Answer
Q: Tell me about Grey County’s Kimberley Forest? A: Answer
Q: Can I start in Orangeville? A: Answer
Q: Can I visit Owen Sound? A: Answer
Q: Tell me about Walters Falls tract? A: Answer
New / Young Riders
Q: What advice do you have for a New Rider? A: Answer
Q: What about Young Riders? A: Answer
Q: What do I wear? (New Riders) A: Answer
Q: Any ATV Safety advice? A: Answer
Q: How do I Volunteer? A: Answer
Q: What does a Warden do? A: Answer
Q: Tell me more About DGATV. A: Answer