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.
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 !
Warden training is planned for Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2019. The session starts at 10am and runs until lunch time. Bring your lunch. Afterwards, a ride and field training so feel free to bring your bike (weather-permitting). There is no charge for the training. RSVP.
Location: Markdale Agricultural Services Centre, 206 Toronto Street South, Markdale, ON, N0C 1H0 (back of building)
Registration: Contact Dan Liedtke, Chief Warden, at 519.266.3559 (extension 5) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Becoming a Warden is a great way to Volunteer. You can help monitor the trails, answer visiting riders’ questions and represent DGATV on the trail. It’s also a great excuse to meet fellow riding enthusiasts and to get out for a ride!
Click here to learn more about what a becoming a Warden does for our club.
More about Wardens
*** UPDATE: DGATV’s trails are open. Enjoy your ride! ***
The following list of Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) events is subject to change. Please stay tuned to DGATV’s social media (dgatv.ca, facebook, twitter, google calendar) closer to the event date for confirmation.
Trails open May 1st (weather-permitting) and close November 30th or when snow covered, with some exceptions.
- May 4 – DGATV Warden Training, Markdale Ag Centre – bring your bike (weather-permitting) & your lunch
- May 5 – DGATV Warden Training, Markdale Ag Centre – bring your bike (weather-permitting) & your lunch
- May 25 – DGATV Breakfast Club Ride, Flesherton – proceeds to Macphail Memorial Elementary School
- June 22 – Harkaway Forest opens to ATVs
- July 1 – DGATV Canada Day Ride, Markdale – show your true colours!
- August 11 – DGATV Sunday Fun Ride, Markdale
- September 14 – DGATV Ride for MRI, Markdale – proceeds to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation
- October 6 – DGATV Sunday Fun Ride, TBA – proceeds to Chatsworth Food Bank
- October 15 – Harkaway Forest closes to ATVs
- November 2 – DGATV Fun & Final Ride, Markdale – weather dependent
- November 17 – Grey County roads close to ATVs
- November 30 – DGATVs trails close, except Walters Falls
Side-by-sides are welcome / side-by-side by-pass trail
Show up ready to ride … Come Ride With Us!
It’s official! Spring is almost here so we start our season with a review of last year and plans for the upcoming summer. Join us for DGATV’s annual general meeting.
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 trails spanning the province but we need people like YOU to make that dream come true.
Meet last year’s Executive members and other ATVing enthusiasts. Learn about our club and what we do for you. Vote for this year’s Directors or step up and join the Executive.
More information can be found at www.dgatv.ca or call 519.266.3559.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. is scheduled for Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:00pm.
Location: Dundalk Legion, 109 Proton St. N., Dundalk, ON
- To receive the Report of the Executive for 2018
- To hear the Accountant’s Report
- To elect four (4) Directors
All Members of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. are welcome.
Photo courtesy of Ken Gray
Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc (DGATV) was established in 2006 as a volunteer organization focusing on bringing fun family riding to the counties of Dufferin and Grey. Over the years a succession of keen riders have taken the helm of DGATV’s Board of Directors, and we thank each and every one, past and present, for their contribution to the successful operation of our club.
The Board of Directors are responsible for directing DGATV’s operations. The Board sets the policies, priorities, strategy, and upcoming events for the season. The Board is responsible for dealing with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV), all levels of government, the police, landowners, sponsors, communities and members.
DGATV’s Board of Directors meet at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month excluding December. The Dundalk Legion (Branch #285) is located at 109 Proton St. N. in Dundalk. Other Volunteers, members and prospective members are welcome. Our first meeting of this year is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
We have 9 Directors with two-year terms (4-5 split in alternate years). If you are interested in becoming a Director you must be a member on record with DGATV for at least 3 months and stand at our annual general meeting (scheduled for March 31, 2019). The Directors vote for the President and Vice-President on an annual basis.
To find out more about our monthly meeting, keep an eye on our social media.