Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) is associated with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV).
The OFATV administers all the club memberships. Click here to buy your annual membership or permit and be sure to specify DGATV if you want to be a member of our club.
When you buy your annual membership a permit sticker will be sent to you in the mail. The permit sticker is to be affixed to the front left of the ATV, from the perspective of the operator sitting on the ATV. The recommended placement position is on the side of the front left fender.
The sticker should be displayed in a location easily viewed by oncoming authorities. This allows an approaching Trail Warden, County Official, Police Officer or Ministry of Natural Resources Officer to view the pass, inspect the dates and get you on your way as quickly as possible. Having the pass in other locations or hidden means you will be stopped longer and susceptible to further inspection.
Photos courtesy of Rob L.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) welcomes riders of side-by-sides (up to 65″) as members and on our trails.
For machines with widths equal to or less than 54″ see Side-by-Sides Welcome on Rail Trail (2021).
Side-by-sides with widths ranging from 55″ to 65″ are not allowed on county-owned properties such as the rail line and Harkaway Forest. DGATV’s volunteers have marked a by-pass trail so that larger side-by-sides (up to 65″) can travel without going on the rail trail. The by-pass signs have a blue streak across either the top or bottom as shown:
Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.
Side-by-side Riders, Come Ride With Us!
Dufferin Grey ATV Club, the County of Dufferin and the County of Grey are pleased to announce that side-by-sides (maximum width 54″) are welcome on the rail trail and in Harkaway Forest when this riding season begins.
After several years of negotiations with impressive perseverance, DGATV’s Board of Directors are happy to make this announcement — a crowning achievement to celebrate DGATV’s 15th Anniversary!
Side-by-side owners have shown a lot of interest in making full use of DGATV’s trails and we expect that the club will garner new members as a result of this terrific news.
Adjustments will be made to the trails to accommodate the width limit (i.e. gate tweaks) over the summer season. If you see an area that needs attention please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with location and specifics.
Larger side-by-sides (maximum width 65″) are still welcome to use the blue-markered rail trail by-pass.
While side-by-sides are generally welcome on Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) trails, remember to check with the local club before you ride to ensure that side-by-sides are accepted on their trails.
Looking forward to a great season ATV & Side-by-side Riders!
Hastings County Council welcomes ATV riders by advancing an agreement between Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (EOTA) and the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicles (OFATV). The Memorandum of Understanding regarding the use of Hastings County Trails allows OFATV riders to use Hastings County trails as part of an OFATV membership.
More specifically these trails are the Hastings County Heritage Trail from Lake St. Peter in the north to the Trent River to the south in Hastings County and the Trans Canada Rail trail from Hastings counties Western to the Eastern border.
The trails connect multiple clubs and trail systems making our vision of a provincial connected trail system one step closer. Our hope is that this will benefit riders both local and visiting while providing a significant economic boost to the tourism industry in Hastings County and beyond.
The trails will be added to OFATV’s provincial QuadON mapping system that can be found at http://QuadON.ca or by downloading the QuadON App on your Android or Apple device.
OFATV thanks Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance and Hastings County for their collaboration on this agreement. The two organizations look forward to working together on a more connected Ontario.
Article in The Intelligencer
Article in the Quinte News
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) and the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) are pleased to offer online membership purchases. Buy a Membership.
If you have any issues with the online purchases, please contact OFATV at email@example.com / 705-797-0797.
The new online system replaces the manual distribution network that used to take significant time in tracking, transporting, and administering paperwork and money. The old system was inherently delayed, which tied up funds, limited management reporting and decision-making. The old system was also limited when it came to Sunday purchases.
DGATV thanks the vendors that used to sell permits on the club’s behalf. We understand that DGATV’s vendors will miss the foot-traffic to their locations, but they won’t miss the paperwork! Please continue to support our local businesses and sponsors, and let them know you appreciate their involvement in your favourite recreational sport.
1 & 3 Day permits are available for purchase online, and will be available at key locations once details are finalized. Print your permit and take it with you when you ride.
Come Ride With Us!
The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is pleased to offer reciprocal riding agreements with the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).
Each agreement recognizes the annual trail permits/memberships from the other province’s club making travel in each jurisdiction easier and less expensive.
This means an OFATV permit holder can ride in both New Brunswick and PEI at no extra charge.
Additionally the OFATV welcomes permitted riders from New Brunswick and PEI on OFATV trails.
Link to NB OFATV press release (.pdf) from June 3, 2016.
Link to PEI OFATV press release (.pdf) from December 22, 2017.
Additionally, OFATV members can ride in Quebec for a special $100 “top up” permit. Click here to buy the special interprovincial access permit.