We’ve come a long way since that first meeting in the Shelburne legion in early 2006 when local riders got together to explore the possibility of launching a local family friendly ATV riding club.
The initial days as an informal Headwaters ATV Club under President Bill Hill brought us together with Centre Grey ATV Club under President Vera Lloyd to form a combined and newly minted Dufferin Grey ATV Club formally incorporated on December 6, 2006 and registered as a club in good standing with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV).
With a lot of enthusiasm and much going on, we have barely looked back.
So we take this time to give thanks.
We thank our Volunteers.
DGATV’s Executive Board has generally consisted of seven (7) Directors with two-year terms, half standing for election in alternate years. Most of our keenest riders have volunteered as Directors at some time or another, and under their guidance the club has grown from a mere 50 members to around 630 today.
Volunteers maintain, monitor and Warden around 500 kms of trail extending and looping from north of Orangeville almost to Owen Sound along the former rail line backbone through two counties and multiple municipalities. Volunteers also administer the club, liaise with local municipalities and law enforcement, and provide representation at trade shows and at the OFATV regional level.
We also thank our Sponsors. Our Sponsors have been there providing help, funds, prizes, entertainment and advice kindly and consistently upon request and often electively.
We thank our Land Owners & Stewards for the use of their land ensuring our rides are scenic, interesting and enjoyable.
We thank our Members. By choosing DGATV you provide us with funds to develop the trails, and incentive to keep going.
This club would not exist without all of you.
Today, going into our 16th season, we hold true to our mission statement with as much verve and commitment as ever:
Our club’s mission is to provide a safe, responsible, environmentally sound and enjoyable outdoor experience for our riders. In doing so, we will benefit both our riders and our local communities. We will promote the safe and responsible operation of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs, side-by-sides) protecting riders and non-riders alike. We will promote environmental awareness, protecting the natural resources we all want to enjoy. We will promote tourism, providing our riders with places of interest to visit and our communities with the economic benefits that result.
Come Ride With Us!