In 2013 NVATVC partnered with the City of Ottawa to create a bylaw allowing ATVs on select rural roads in the Osgoode Ward of Ottawa. A License of Occupation was signed on June 26, 2013, allowing the ATV club to build a multi-use trail system utilizing a network of unmaintained roads and City property. The intention is for the ATV club, through membership sales, grants and sponsorships, to build and maintain a multi-use trail system to be shared with non-motorized users such as walkers/hikers, mountain bikes, horseback riders and cross country skiers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers were out over the weekend fixing board-walks and bridges in preparation for the big event on March 5th.
All NVATVC tails are once again open following deer hunting season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Volunteers took advantage of the nice weather and built a short bridge over a small drainage ditch today.
This is membership dollars hard at work. Thanks to Kris, Kyle, Scott and Bruce for improving our trails today!