Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and links to topics of interest:
Q: What is the benefit of being allowing ATVs to cross my land? A: [work in progress]
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: When does my Membership expire? A: Your Membership expires one year (365 days) after the day you purchased it.
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: 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: Who are DGATV’s Sponsors?
Q: Where should my trail pass be placed on my ATV or side-by-side? A: The trail pass should be displayed in a location easily viewed by oncoming authorities. The best place for your trail pass decal to be located is to the front and left of your machine – for example the forward portion of left front fender, upper light pod, places where a rack bag or load will not hide the pass. This allows an approaching Trail Warden, County Official, Police Officer or Ministry of Natural Resources Officer to view the pass, inspect the dates and get you on your way as quickly as possible. Having the pass in other locations or hidden means you will be stopped longer and susceptible to further inspection.