Trails to Open May 27

It’s been a long, wet spring but we’re finally able to announce that trails will open on Saturday May 27!

Some areas are still wet. Please do your best to avoid damaging these areas, and watch for deep water.  Volunteers will be out taking the signs down and clearing any fallen trees on Saturday.

Update to Trail Closure

Due to the large amount of rainfall we will not be opening the trails in the next couple of weeks. Opening the trails in these wet conditions causes irreparable damage. We will monitor the conditions of the trails and will post any updates as soon as we have them.

ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED

The spring thaw is upon us, and effective immediately ALL NATION VALLEY ATV CLUB TRAILS ARE CLOSED until further notice.

Please respect the law, our land owners and our volunteers by staying off closed trails.  Damage caused during the spring thaw is often not repairable and can lead to loss of trails.  Anyone caught riding closed trails will be charged with trespassing.

Trails are expected to open again mid-May, but ultimately the weather will be the determining factor.  With an early spring we’re hoping we can open the trails early as well.  Please check back for updates.

Trail Closed Sign

Ride For Dad Success

Thank you to everyone who supported our 5th annual Ride for Dad event.  With the support of our land owners, community and 299 registered riders we were able to raise $76,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness this year, which makes this the largest ATV charity event in Canada.  It means a lot to us as a club to see this kind of support for a cause we feel strongly about and to be able to contribute to our community by hosting this event.  Make no mistake – the club hosts the event but it’s the participants and community support that makes it a success.  Thank you all for your contributions.

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Trails are Open!!

Let the good times roll. Trails are open again for the winter season. The trail between Loughlin Ridge Road and Shaw Road is still currently closed, please use the signed by-pass around (using Boundary Road). Be safe! Volunteers will be around the loop this weekend to inspect for hazards (downed trees bridges that require attention), so tread lightly and be cautious.

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.

New Ottawa Trail

President Dave Baker helping cut new trails in Ottawa.

President Dave Baker helping cut new trails in Ottawa.

Twelve volunteers were out this morning cutting open another road allowance to connect sections of the new Ottawa trail expansion.  This beautiful wooded section will be a great addition to the trails.  If you’re interested in helping expand the trails into the Osgoode/Greely area, please let us know at info@nvatvc.org.

Culvert Installations Have Begun!

Several culverts are required at some major road crossings prior to opening some of the new trails in Ottawa.  Installations for some of these culverts took place today.  These culverts allow for safer crossings at Stagecoach Road and Manotick Station Road.  We’re now one major step closer to opening some new trails!

Dumptruck covering culvert with stone.    Culverts being covered with stone at road crossing.