DGATV Canada Day Ride (July 1, 2022)

Join us on this popular (albeit usually wet) Canada Day Ride!

Registration for the ride is 9am with scheduled start at 10am.

Meet us at the Markdale parking lot on the rail line.

BYOL – bring your own lunch (snacks and drinks).

The trail route is an easy mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and road running.

This ride is open to OFATV members and non-members. A day pass for non-members will be available for purchase at a cost of $20. Annual OFATV/DGATV memberships can be purchased online.

Side-by-sides are welcome.

As with any ride, it is advisable to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area.  Prepare for it to be HOT & DUSTY if this weather keeps up.  Bring lots of water and face covering (goggles & bandanna or full helmet recommended).

Don’t forget to decorate your bike and show your true Canadian colours!

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

See also:

New Riders



DGATV’s Clean Trails Contest (2022)

Welcome to Dufferin Grey ATV Club’s second annual Clean Trails Contest!

Dufferin Grey ATV Club and local businesses are happy to sponsor #DGATVCleanTrails 2022

Let’s keep the trails nice and tidy!

Exclusively for DGATV’s Members, see garbage on the trail and take a picture of yourself in Volunteer mode.  Post the pic of you cleaning up the trails on DGATV’s private facebook group or send your pic to Volunteer@dgatv.ca.

Your name will be entered into a draw for that month.

Prizes will be awarded subject to DGATV member verification.

If you or your organization would like to donate to this effort, please contact info@dgatv.ca

Enjoy the trails!



DGATV Breakfast Club Ride (June 5, 2022)

*** June 5, 2022 UPDATE:  GREAT day for a ride!  See you on the trails …

DGATV is looking forward to this first club ride of the season!

As with any ride, it is advisable to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, snacks, drinking water, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand.  Note that there may not be cell service in the area.

DGATV’s rides typically run 10am until 4pm but it depends on the spirit of the riders.  You are, of course, free to leave at any time but please let your Warden guide know.

DGATV’s trails are a mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and some road running.  The trails are considered easy and family friendly.

This ride is open to OFATV members and non-members with an authorized day pass (available for purchase on location).  Side-by-sides are welcome.

Passengers are asked to make a donation to the charity organization.

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

Come ready to ride!

P.S. Don’t forget to check back for updated information closer to the event date.


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




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.