ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED

All NVATVC trails are closed for the spring thaw until further notice.  Trails are expected to open May 15, but weather conditions will ultimately decide.

Please respect the landowners, the volunteers and the trails by staying off the trails until they are re-opened, as damage caused by riding during the spring thaw can often not be repaired.

Let the Ride for Dad Preparations Begin!

Volunteers were out over the weekend fixing board-walks and bridges in preparation for the big event on March 5th.

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President and Vice President getting artistic with the board-walk design…

 

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Mr. Trails Coordinator, supervising the action.

 

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We’ll be honest, Raphael did most of the work.

Trail Closure

Please be advised that the portion of trail between Hwy 43 and Shaw road is currently closed due to a section of trail that has closed.  The club is currently working out the details of a re-routed trail in this area, but in the meantime riders are asked to detour using Loughlin Ridge Road, Boundary Road and Shaw road.  ATVs are legal on all three sections of road used for the detour.  Trespassing on the closed trail will be strictly enforced, and will ruin our changes of re-routing the existing trail in the same area.  Thanks for your understanding.  Happy riding.

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Winter Bridge Repairs

Volunteers continue to make the rounds repairing damaged bridges.  Yesterday it was the board-walk and bridge on the Boundary road section.  Great work folks!

Trails are open, and conditions are good.  The water has frozen enough to allow us to groom yet, but trails are passable and riders have been out laying tracks.

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Clearing Trails

Volunteers have been out over the Christmas break clearing trees fallen during recent high winds.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help.

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Wardens at Work

NVATVC Wardens never sleep.  Groups of wardens have been out the last few weekends clearing fallen trees, fixing signs that have fallen and picking up garbage on the trails.  Our trails have had a busy summer with lots of riders.  Please help out by picking up an bottles, cans or food wrappers you find on the trails to keep our trails enjoyable for all by leaving only your tracks behind.

A mysterious Super-Warden clearing brush from the trails.

Super-Warden clearing brush from the trails.

Breaking News from MTO!

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Beginning July 1, 2015, the province is implementing the following changes to ensure that ORV and ATV riders safely reach their destination:

  • More types of ORVs and ATVs, including two-up ATVs, side-by-side ATVs and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs), will be allowed to use the shoulder of public roads.
  • All riders — including drivers and passengers of all ages — will have to wear a helmet and use a seatbelt or foot rests, where applicable

 

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters, participated in surveys and helped ATV enthusiasts across the province be heard.  The announcement today shows that working together we can help shape the future of our sport in Ontario!

Read the full MTO press release here.