DGATV Autumn Ride (2019)

Join us for DGATV’s autumn colour ride!

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, DGATV will be staging from the Markdale lot (205 Main St. W., Markdale) and riding out once again to admire Grey County’s fall colours.

Registration starts at 9 a.m.  Ride leaves at 10 a.m.

In appreciation for our good fortune and this year’s harvest, riders are asked to contribute a non-perishable food item or monetary donation at the registration desk.  Proceeds will be directed to the Flesherton food bank operated by the Gentle Shepherd Community Church.

This ride is open to OFATV members and non-members. A day pass for non-members can be purchased at registration for $20.

Side-by-side vehicles are welcome.

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

For 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 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 foot rests.

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 look forward to seeing you on the trail and hope you have a great ride!


About Gentle Shepherd …

Gentle Shepherd Community Church is a Christian Ministry outreach to the community to compassionately assist families in need.

  • Average distribution is 61 boxes monthly.
  • In 2017 we distributed 731 boxes for 53 families with 93 adults and 70 children.
  • 80% of food is purchased at a monthly cost of $2,750.
  • Food is purchased twice per month for distribution.
  • Single people on disability benefits are 44% of our clients.
  • Food bank use has increased 13% from 2016.
  • All staff are Volunteers.
  • Food bank receives no government funding.

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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Ride for MRI / CGHS Foundation Fundraiser (2019)

What a Fabulous Day!

On September 14, 2019, Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) happily hosted a charity ride for Centre Grey Health Services Foundation with the assistance of Volunteers from Grey Highlands Fire & Emergency Services who provided a hot lunch. Riders brought in $1,350 in donations, which DGATV matched for a total of $2,700 going directly towards the new MRI machine for Owen Sound Hospital.

We had 50 machines out and our ride was approximately 80 kms, which was completed with no incidents or bad weather. Fun was had by all and and it was nice to see not just familiar faces but some new ones too!

We want to thank everyone who came out, and those who helped but were unable to be with us. Many items were donated and our raffle seemed to go on forever with some great donations from local businesses and supporters.

Thanks again to all our Directors, Wardens and Members for the hard work in putting together these rides, and thanks to all our Landowners, Sponsors, Supporters, and Riders. We have just as much fun putting on the events as you do coming to them!

Hope to see you all at the next one!


Our Directors Say …


Great work by all the executives of DGATV on our MRI ride today. Over 50 machines participated in the ride and generously donated $1,350 to help in the purchase of a new MRI unit for Grey Bruce Health services. The club then matched that donation which enables us to make a total donation of $2,700.

We also had Grey Highlands firefighters bbq lunch for the riders which raised $400 for them.

Our club members and guest riders are some of the most generous people around and are always willing to support our community!

And lastly, my grandson Brecken came along to help us run the event and won a door prize, which turned out to be one of his favorite things, tools! What an awesome day and ride!

Pete L.


What a fabulous day!..Our members with big hearts we will be presenting a cheque of $2,700 to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation..DGATV directors would like to thank all who participated in the “ride for MRI”…Would like to thank.our wardens who participated and thank you to the foundation people who came out and helped at registration also a big thank you to all who donated prizes..wont mention as there was many, I would be afraid I would miss someone…a special thank you to Larry’s for the amazing gift basket..the lucky winner of that was Barry LeMaitre of Hamilton.

Jamie T.


From the President’s Chair…..

DGATV MRI Ride Sept 14 2019….. A Success!!

We would like to thank the participants of the event. We hope you enjoyed such a beautiful day with good friends old and new. We hope you had a enjoyable ride with some fun in the process. Thank You All!! for your participation and contributions to this cause!!!

Sponsors/Vendors whom contributed to the event with prizes, donations and displays. We also thank you so very much for assisting us with this ride!

A special Thank You goes out to the Grey Highlands Fire Dept for the lunch preparations on the trail, the burgers were great!

Directors and Trail Wardens; Congrats!! A very successful charity ride. Many months of work went into organizing this event, the team work and organization of the event was astounding!! Great job!!!

DGATV will be presenting a cheque to the Grey Bruce Health services MRI fund in the amount of $2700.00

Again:

Thank you all!

Tim Allen


Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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Ride for MRI / CGHS Foundation Fundraiser (2019)

Trail riders photo

Photo contributed by rider Andrew Pelvin

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 CGHSFoundation.com 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.

ATV – BLUE
SxS – RED

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?fbclid=IwAR05GGwaCO4zGELX7iAIGuqd7hkM5ej3sO4kY2EyytVu-dkAqScY-wD3P5k&mid=1CayTxY3fKWuSK3vwzr1DN6jkOnC-OQ38&ll=44.36374041458777%2C-80.663478&z=12

Comments:

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 info@dgatv.ca / 519-266-3559.

See you on Saturday!

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Hey Nova Scotia, What’s Up?

Tim Allen and Tim Densmore

Tim Allen, President of Dufferin Grey ATV Club, Ontario with Tim Densmore, President of North Shore ATV Club, Nova Scotia

DGATV has friends everywhere!

This summer DGATV’s President, Tim Allen, took the opportunity to ride with Nova Scotia’s North Shore ATV Club.  Checking out the trails, swapping stories and picking up ideas were on the agenda for Tim’s holiday “out east”.

DGATV’s umbrella association, the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) has reciprocal riding agreements in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  Who knows?  Maybe one day an agreement with Nova Scotia will appear … fingers crossed.

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DGATV Sunday Fun Ride (August 11, 2019)

DGATV Club Ride on Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Registration starts at 9am
Ride leaves at 10am

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE: 80 KM

We will be leaving from and returning to the Markdale Parking lot.

TRAVEL TIME SHOULD BE ABOUT 4 HOURS DEPENDING ON REST STOPS

The route will take us north through Berkeley and around Holland Centre. Through Harkaway forest and down along side the old talisman skill hill. We will have a planned stop at top ‘o’ the rock approximately at 1:30 pm for a late lunch / ice cream before returning back to Markdale.

PLEASE COME PREPARED FOR A FULL RIDE, ALL APPROPRIATE SAFETY GEAR, FULL TANK OF FUEL, SNACKS AND REFRESHMENTS.

DGATV will have trail wardens throughout the group for assistance if required, there is NO cost to join this ride other than an valid OFATV/DGATV permit. Day passes are available at Registration for $20

Hope to see you there !

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