DGATV’s Season Start, News & Upcoming Events (2022)

David Eccleston

Photo courtesy of David Eccleston

Welcome to DGATV’s 2022 ATV & Side-by-side Riding Season!

The season starts May 1st and runs to November 30th weather permitting.  Currently the trails are looking good and seem likely to open on time.

DGATV begins this year with a relatively new Board of Directors after the Annual General Meeting last month welcoming four brand new Directors to help run the club.

Many thanks to all past Directors for their commitment to the club and hard work in keeping DGATV viable and running smoothly for the past 15 years.

Special thanks to Tim Allen who is stepping down as Director after more than 11 years on the Executive with 8 of those years as DGATV’s President.  Tim is staying active with the club and will continue to help out and advise as Past President.  We thank Tim for his dedication and for all that he has done for DGATV and the sport of ATVing in Ontario.

DGATV’s Executive meets on the third Wednesday of every month excluding December.  The next meeting is planned for April 20th at a location to be determined when the Executive will choose a new President and assign duties to Directors.

This season promises to be invigorating as we ramp up after two years of the province’s pandemic response.  So far we have a few dates put aside (calendar subject to change so stay tuned).

Scheduled Events
  • DGATV Executive Meeting (April 20, 2022 at 7pm)
  • DGATV Season Start (May 1, 2022) weather permitting
  • Harkaway Forest Opens (May 25, 2022)
  • OFATV AGM (June 3-5, 2022)
  • DGATV Osprey School Breakfast Club Ride (Sunday, June 5, 2022)
  • DGATV Canada Day Ride (July 1, 2022)
  • DGATV Autumn Ride (October 15, 2022) *** revised (was 8-Oct)
  • DGATV Appreciation Dinner (December 3, 2022)

Additionally, to help launch our season Larry’s Small Engines in Orangeville has donated our first radio commercial.  Check this out!


Thanks Larry’s Small Engines, much appreciated!  The ad will air from April to September so if you hear about us on the radio, be sure to let us know on facebook, twitter or Instagram then don’t forget to …

Come Ride With Us!



DGATV’s Annual General Meeting (March 27, 2022)

Spring is in the air!

The Government of Ontario’s pandemic response is drawing to a close.  Due to that response, the past two years have been atypical.  DGATV’s membership increased but the club’s ability to provide social events was hampered.  Despite group gathering limits and other obstacles we managed to keep the bulk of our trails maintained and open to our riders.  Hopefully all pandemic limits will come to an end on March 21st.

Accordingly this year’s Annual General Meeting will be in person at the Dundalk Legion.

Mark your calendar and join us for this year’s annual general meeting.  Connect with Executive members and other ATV and side-by-side enthusiasts.  Learn about our club and what we do for you.  Get your questions answered.  Vote for the upcoming season’s Directors and/or volunteer to join the Executive!

DGATV’s Board of Directors consists of seven (7) Directors with two (2) year terms.  Theoretically, no more than 50% of the Board should come up for election each year so ideally DGATV never has an entirely new Board of Directors.

Candidates for Director must be on record as a DGATV member for at least three (3) months.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. is scheduled for Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 1:00pm.

All Members of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. are welcome and wallet card with permit number will be requested for verification.

Time:  Registration opens at 12:30pm.

Location:  Dundalk Legion, 109 Proton St. N., Dundalk, ON


  • To receive the Report of the Executive.
  • To hear the Treasurer’s Report.
  • To elect four (4) Directors positions for two (2) year terms.
  • To elect one (1) Director position for one (1) year term.
  • To address New Business.

Votes may be recorded for the record.

* Please check back closer to the date to ensure the meeting details have not changed.

Would you like to see ATVing promoted in Ontario? Do you have ideas? Join us as a Member, a Volunteer or a Director to advance the sport of ATVing. The ultimate goal is a web of community and family friendly trails spanning the province but we need people like YOU to make that dream come true.

More information can be found at www.dgatv.ca or call 519.266.3559.

DGATV’s Executive




DGATV’s 15th Anniversary! (Dec. 6, 2021)

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!



Trail Closure – CP Rail Trail (Winter 2021)

Important dates to remember:

  • Grey County Roads close: Nov 15
  • CP Trail Closes upon “snow cover” or Nov 30
  • All ATV/SxS trails close Nov 30
  • Harkaway Forest Trail closed Oct 15

Some municipal roads close on November 15th or upon “snow cover”.  Check local municipal bylaws as some have been updated recently.