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Come Ride With Us!

Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) is happy to help raise funds for Centre Grey Health Services (CGHS) Foundation supporting Grey Bruce Health Services and the Markdale and Owen Sound Hospitals.

The funds raised by this ride will be put towards the purchase of a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine:
– Current machine is 14 years old, is out of date, expensive to repair and hard to get parts
– One of the oldest MRIs in Canada
– More than 11,000 MRIs are performed in Owen Sound every year
– It is the ONLY MRI machine in Grey Bruce

Join us …

When:  Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time:  Registration starts at 9:30am and ride leaves at 10:00am.

Location:  Staging from Markdale Parking Lot, 199-151 Grey County Rd 12, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

Participants:  This ride is open to OFATV members and non-members.  A day pass for non-members cost $20.

Side-by-side (SxS) vehicles are welcome.

Factory built two-up riding is legal.  Single-rider bikes with added-on seats are not legal to carry a passenger.

Young operators, aged 12 to 16, the ATV should be sized appropriately for the child’s weight.  The child must be accompanied by an adult on the trail.  Legally, the child cannot ride on the road without a valid Ontario driver’s license (G2/M2).  DGATV does not condone young unlicenced operators riding on the roads.

Young passengers, must wear proper fitting DOT-certified helmet and appropriate safety equipment on a factory built two-up.  The law states that the youth must be able to reach hand and footrests.

Cost:  OFATV pass is required for each machine.  A $20-day pass can be purchased at registration for non-members.

Ride cost is $20 per rider with 100% going to to assist in the purchase of a new MRI machine.

Lunch cost is $10 provided by Grey Highlands Fire Fighter Volunteers grilled especially for us in Harkaway Forest.

Route Map:  GPS file can be downloaded as a .kml/kmz or you can open it in Google Maps on your phone, tablet or computer.

Both ATV and SxS routes are listed and show the rail line and Harkaway Forest bypasses.



This ride will be a controlled with Wardens leading and sweeping groups so you do not need to know the route before hand.

The route will be approximately 80 kms total with a mid-ride lunch stop at Harkaway Forest. If you choose to indulge in the fire service hosted hot lunch,  a ticket should be purchased at registration before you leave for the ride.

As with any ride, please have a full tank of fuel.  It is advisable to have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, rain gear, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand.

We are expecting a great turn out and the ride will happen rain or shine. We are, of course, hoping for FANTASTIC weather!

If you have any questions please find our event posted on our DGATV facebook page or add a comment in our DGATV facebook discussion group, or contact the club directly at / 519-266-3559.

See you on Saturday!

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