2019 UT/AZ ATV Club MEETINGS, RIDES, CAMP-OUTS and EVENTS
As of 4-22-19
RIDES, CAMP-OUTS and EVENT Committee Members:
Meeting April 22, 2019 at Houston’s Restaurant.
Present: Trail Boss: Bain Swapp, Mark Kubeja, President, Tony Wright, Bob Aiken (excused), Mike Reid, Sam Smith, Dave Little, Mark Habbeshaw. Secretary: Patty Kubeja. Also, present Jim Harris and V.P. Ray Wells
Be aware changes to the Saturday rides dates are pending.
2019 Utah/Arizona ATV Club Rides and Event Schedule
January 10 - Club annual Dinner. (Completed)
Juniper Ridge restaurant, Fredonia, AZ. Sign-in beginning at 5:15 PM.
Note: (March 13 to 16, Tri State OHV Jamboree, Hurricane, UT)
February 21, Club Meeting: at 7:00PM. Kanab Airport, Search and Rescue (SAR) building 2nd floor. Dessert social following the Club meeting.
February 23, Club Saturday Ride: Riding one of the designated Kanab Jamboree Ride destinations. Cancelled due to inclement weather.
March 21, Club Meeting: at 7:00PM. Kanab Airport, Search and Rescue (SAR) building 2nd floor. Dessert social following the Club meeting.
March 23, Club Saturday Ride: Riding one of the designated Kanab Jamboree Ride destinations.
March 27 to 31, ATV Club Campout. Logandale Trails. Logandale, Nevada. Clark County Fair and Rodeo Grounds 1301 Whipple St.
Directions: From Kanab, to I-15 Southbound, from St George continue S/B on I-15 through Mesquite about 70 miles to the Overton/Logandale I-15 exit #93. Turn left crossing the highway on NV Highway 169. Continue through Overton to Snow Bird mesa, look for the ATV Club signs.
Early units departing on Wednesday.
Social events schedule; The campout had a good turnout and all reported good rides.
All rides leave and return to our camping area.
Rides in planning for Wednesday afternoon, other rides Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
April 4 to 6, ATV Club Guided rides: Guiding the Beaver OHV Club. Three rides. Guide Mark Habbeshaw. Cancelled.
April 6, 2019 Saturday Ride. Ride to Warriors Walk, via Harris Mtn. Barracks overlook. Staged at Clay Flats.
April 13-14, Guiding rides for the Castle Country ATV Club from Emery County. Two guided rides, long ride on Saturday, short ride on Sunday. Contact person Wayne Pahl 435 604-5151. Guide Sam Smith.
Two great rides Sat. and Sun. everyone reported have a great time. Castle Country offered an open invitation to Castle County, and they would give us the three best rides on the San Rafael Swell.
April 18, Club Meeting: at 7:00PM. Kanab Airport, Search and Rescue (SAR) building 2nd floor. Dessert social following the Club meeting.
April 19, 2019, ATV Club work ride to Fin Little to check trail conditions. Fin Little is open for OHV’s.
April 27st Club road clean-up and Club ride: Meet at 8-Mile Gap road east of town off US 89 at 8:30AM. This is about 4 miles east of Kanab, parking along the south side of US 89.
Bring your gloves and get your bag from Ken Hodson who will coordinate this clean-up. Get there early for your doughnut. After the cleanup wait for the group photo.
When finished the ATV Club will assemble at the Peek A Boo staging area (at approximately 10:30 to 11:00 AM. We will be doing the Jim and Mike Aziz Jamboree ride to Red Knoll, bring your lunch and enjoy a great ride.
May 1 to 4, First Annual “Kanab Red Rock OHV Jamboree”.
Event coordinated by the Kane County Volunteer Center, Rides and Guides supplied by the Utah/Arizona ATV Club.
May 16, Club Meeting: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. Please note that at 6:00 PM Hamburgers and pot luck sides to be served prior to the meeting.
This will be the first outdoor meeting of 2019. The Club has decided to eat first then conduct the meeting afterwards. So be there by 6:00 PM when the burgers go on. Don’t forget to buy split the pot raffle tickets. This is how we pay for our Hamburgers and condiments.
(Pres. Wright will be away at a Rally)
May 18, Club ride: “Warriors Ride”. Saturday, 8:30 AM Elephant Cove Staging area.
Entertain a veteran on “Armed Forces Day” (USA). We will be leaving from Elephant Cove riding to Warriors Walk. Find and invite a veteran for this special ride. It is our ATV Club’s way of thanking those who are serving and those who have served.
We will be staging for this special ride at the Elephant Cove Staging area at 8:30 AM and departing on the ride at 9:00 AM sharp.
May 18 US Armed Forces Day: Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who served the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.
May 22th to May 26st, Camp-out: Trailer units to the School House at Mt. Trumbull on the Arizona Strip for 4 days of OHV riding. Rides to be determined.
Remember make sure of your air pressures in your vehicles, bring spare tire(s) and the necessary tools. This is a tough trip, so take it slow. Many are planning to leave on Wednesday the 22nd. Don’t forget to RSVP your attendance and date of arrival.
Directions: Drive to Hurricane, UT. Top off fuel, groceries, etc., if needed. Staying on ST 59 out of Hurricane, just past the Hurricane Walmart turn left on the Sand Hollow Road towards Sand Hollow State Park at the signal.
This takes you to the Southern Parkway SR 7. Turn to the right on the parkway and continue. This route bypasses Washington City, St George and I-15. There are no services once you leave Hurricane. At this point it is 87 Miles to the Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse.
Continue on the Southern Parkway passing the new St Geo. Airport access. Exit at River Road, (Hwy 7 Exit 3). Now turning to the left south proceed on BLM 1069. The road now turns to gravel, and you immediately enter Arizona and you should be on BLM road 1069, (Main Street). Now southbound. You will continue over Quail Hill making sure you stay on BLM 1069. At Wolf Hole Corrals there are several intersections with BLM 101 to the right. BLM 1069 ends. (About 30 miles)
Stay straight, your route number is now BLM #5, stay on this route going over Wolf Hole pass. You enter Main Street Valley, staying on BLM 5. Watch for additional directions forthecoming. As you continue southbound, you enter some private lands, there are a number of 90 degree turns but stay on BLM 5. Once you arrive at a four way intersection; BLM 5 turns east, BLM 257 is straight south and BLM 1018 to the West look for the ATV Club signs. (About 40 miles).
Rides departing at 9:00 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. Rides determined by the Trail Boss.
Thursday Evening, Ice Cream and Cookies at 6:00 PM
Friday Evening, Camp Chile’s, fire grilled Sausages, pot luck sides and snacks. 5:30 PM
Because we will be on County roads in Arizona, machines should be street legal. (not required if only traveling on BLM roads.)
Bring extra firewood, water, and gas.
Dog rule: animals kept under control by owners.
Ride ideas presented to Trail Boss for consideration.
June 1, Saturday ATV Club ride: Rally at the Windgate (Old Stampin-Up) 8 miles east of Kanab at 8:00 AM, departing at 8:30 AM. Driving our outfits to Seaman Wash for departure.
This is an easy ride, for those who have not seen Petrified Hollow, Eagle Sink, been on Buckskin Mountain, seen the awesome view from the Great Western Trail where it comes off the Buckskin. (Views from Kanab to Navajo Mountain). Ridden down the historic Honeymoon Trail, seen the Honeymoon Trail Memorial, been through Pioneer Gap at Navajo Wells. Well this is your chance, bring your lunch and tour these historic sites at your leisure. Ride distance about 40 miles.
Guide: SR Smith
JUNE 11 to 12, 2019 ATV Club OHV Overnight Ride to Escalante: Tuesday ride from Nephi Pasture Staging area. Arrivals at 7:00 AM, departure 7:30 AM sharp.
Tuesday Route: Nephi Pasture, sand trail to Deer Springs, Skutumpah Road to Cannonville, for gas. S/B on Cottonwood Rd. to Grosvenor triple Arch, through ‘The Gut’, along the Four Mile Bench road, turning north under Horse Mtn. finally under Death Ridge to Alvey Wash and the Smokey Mtn. road to Escalante.
Departure Wednesday from the Prospector Inn at 8:00 AM depending on restaurant hours. Be packed, be gassed up have your lunches ready and some warm clothes for the early start.
Wednesday Route: Leaving Escalante up into the Dixie NF, passing Posey Lake, turning to Griffin Top, across the high plateau to cross Escalante Canyon, up to Barney Top then dropping to Pine Lake, on the Great Western Trail, to Joes Valley Road, parade through Bryce City and Ruby’s dropping onto the Paunsaugunt trails S/B to Deer Springs. And the route home to the Nephi Staging area.
OHV’s to Escalante.
Overnight at the Prospector Inn Rooms are $xx including tax. They take telephone reservations and can be cancelled up to a day before. Phone: 435 826-4653.
The is a ride for the Big Boys and Girls, it is long, it is tough, and it is challenging for sure. However, the rewards are many and views are awesome.
Dinner and Breakfast locations: As determined by the girls.
Make your Motel Reservations early: So, far we have six couples signed up.
June 20, Club Meeting: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. 6:00 PM Hamburgers and pot luck sides to be served prior to the meeting.
June 22, Club ride: Muddy Creek ride to Strawberry Point and return.
Rally at 8:00 AM at the Port of Entry station North of Kanab. Departing promptly at 8:15 AM
One of the favorite rides for our club over the years. Beginning out of Mt. Carmel, where we stage. We climb through the lower Oak Groves and varying routes, eventually climbing to the top of Strawberry Point. It will be lunch up there where it is cool. Now dropping off the point and returning via a different way. The sights over looking Zion and to the south are breathtaking.
Tony will be ensuring we have permission to cross private property, so this ride remains pending.
Nevertheless, be smart and check in and say if you will be attending this ride. Numbers may be limited.
Ride leaders: Tony Wright, Dave Little
June 25 to 28, Vehicle road trip: Tuesday to Friday, four days, three nights.
Nevada Ghost Towns, overnights in Ely, Pioche.
ATV Club Road Trip Chapter updated to 4-22-19
June 25 to 28, 2019 Four days three nights.
Utah and Nevada Ghost town tour. Leaving June 25, 2019, Two Nights in Ely, NV: Tuesday Night June 25 and Wednesday Night June 26.
One night in Pioche, NV.: Thursday night June 27.
This is a brief itinerary summary of dates and locations. (Depending on Weather Conditions) The complete itinerary is being drafted with notes and further information about some of our locations being visited.________________________________________
Day one: June 25, Tuesday: depart Kanab to Cedar City from Cedar, visit Utah Ghost Towns, Irontown, Pinto, Hamblin, Hebron. Into Nevada, Panaca charcoal kilns, Echo Valley north through Cave Valley, Ward Charcoal Kilns State Park then arrive in Ely, NV for two nights.
Day two: June 26, Wednesday: depart Ely to the north visit several ghost towns cross two high Mtn. passes. This will be an all-day adventure, bring your lunch.
Returning to Ely for the night.
Ely Motel we will be staying at is: BRISTLECONE MOTEL 700 AVE I, ELY, NV 89301 (775) 289-8838 Phone: (800) 497-7404 Toll Free, 2-nights.
There are numerous Motels available and several places to eat our breakfasts and dinners. They will be on the final itinerary.
Day Three: June 27, Thursday: depart Ely on US 50 west for about 40 miles then going off pavement to Hamilton ghost town, Current Creek, off pavement through Railroad Valley, Cherry Crk. Pass, Adaven, Garden Valley to SR 318 pavement to Hiko, then US 93 across the Paroc Summit, then off pavement to Delamar ghost town, returning to US 93 through Caliente then to Pioche, NV.
Staying at: Overland Hotel & Saloon www.overlandhotelnv.com
662 Main St, Pioche, NV 89043 (775) 962-5895 (Joe), one night.
Overland Hotel, in downtown Pioche. It has 13 themed rooms, none booked at this time so if you are interested in this trip reservations must be made ASAP.
We have seven couples signed up for this vehicle trip.
Day four: June 28, Friday: Tour Pioche then depart via Panaca, Veyo, St George and Home. Optional stops for lunch in St George. Then everyone is on their own heading for Kanab.
The itinerary is still being planned, our schedule remains flexible, but the dates are set. We will be spending a lot of time on unpaved roads doing our explorations.
Deadline for RSVP is May 1, if rooms are still available.
4th of July Kanab parade, Thursday, 8:30 AM.
Free registration at the Tourism Office 8:00 AM. ATV Club members arrive by 8:30 AM and decorate our ATV’s, at designated staging area. Check for details on the Club Website. Coordinator:
We need a coordinator; someone should call Helen Reese to see if she is interested.
July 6, Saturday Ride: Pending
July 18, Club Meeting: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. 6:00 PM Hamburgers and pot luck sides to be served prior to the meeting.
July 20, Club Ride: ATV Club Saturday ride to the Kaibab. Rally at Shortstop Station in Fredonia at 8:00 AM, depart promptly at 8:30 AM.
Trailer to FS Route 22, through White Sage, continuing to Oak Corral, ride to Crazy Jug Point, taking the Kaibab trails to Jacob Lake for lunch. Returning via a different route, Ladder tree, Big Springs, etc.
This ride should be easy, but very scenic. Enjoy the cool air, however, prepare for dust.
July 24, to 28, ATV Club Camp-out: Wednesday to Sunday.
On Wednesday meet at the Port of Entry at 7:00 AM, brief meeting and depart at 7:15 sharp. Drive N/B on US 89 through Hatch, to UT SR-12. E/B on SR 12 stopping at the Red Canyon Visitors Center for a break. Contining on SR 12 past Bryce, Tropic and on to Escalante. Fuel stop in Escalante, the Phillips 66 has a subway shop, next door is a Hamburger stand. 30-minute stop for all to gas and get lunch. Continuing on the most scenic roadway in America. Across the slick rock landscape, dropping down to cross the Escalante River, climbing a 10-12% grade and narrow roadway past Calf Creek. Across a ‘Hog-Back’ with drop-offs on both sides. Moving on to the scenic little town of Boulder. In Boulder turning off on a very winding road past Deer Creek. Now passing through the Red Canyon, taking the Burr Trail Road through the Gulch, continuing to a pre-designated camp-site on the Burr Trail. This camp-out give you a chance to experience the upper benches and canyons of the Waterpocket Fold and the Wolverine Loop trail above Capital Reef.
Activities: Riding trails, exploring Horse Canyon, Wolverine Petrified Wood area, Little Death Hollow, Silver Falls and Moody Canyon trails to the south. Lampstand trails to the north.
Camp-site location pending a scout of the area of the Burr Trail. More details to come.
Socail events to be announced.
August 7 to 8, ATV Club overnight ride to Hatch and return.
Aug. 7, 2019, 7:00 AM. Meet at Hog Canyon/Crocodile Staging area at convoy to the Deer Springs area to stage.
Ride up Meadow wash to the Paunsaugunt Trail, north along the Sunset Cliffs to Proctor Canyon. Overnight in Hatch.
August 8, meet at 8:30 AM at the restaurant in Hatch and return to Proctor Canyon. Ride to the top, down Badger Creek to Tropic Spring. Meet with those staying in the Bryce area at 10:00 AM. Ride the Great Western Trail, below Bryce to Crawford Pass. Down Meadow Canyon to or vehicles.
Lodging in Hatch and/or within the Bryce area are available.
For those making reservations make them early.
August 15, Club Meeting: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. 6:00 PM Hamburgers and pot luck sides to be served prior to the meeting.
August 17, Club Saturday Ride.
Trailer to Cedar Mtn. Stage and ride trails to Aunt Sue’s in Duck Creek for lunch and return via a different route. More details pending.
(Note: August 20 to 24, 2019 Bryce ATV/UTV Rally, Panguitch, UT).
September 4 to 8, ATV Club Camp-out. Sandhills, Paria Plateau, (Vermillion Cliff NM). Various rides and sites to visit. Campsite on the Houserock road 10 Mi. North of US 89A.
Camping location to be scouted and determined. More information pending.
September 19, ATV Club Meeting and steak fry: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. 6:00 PM Steaks and pot luck sides to be served prior to the meeting. Check for details on the Club Website.
Please RSVP attendance for your steak to be ordered.
September 21, ATV Club Ride: North Clark Bench super-ride. Brigham Plain, to Smokey Mtn. and return. More details pending.
Ride guide: Tony Wright
October 1 to 4, 2019
Utah/Arizona ATV CLUB: ATV/UTV “Fall Color’s” Ride) as of 6-17-19
Tuesday Oct. 1 to Friday Oct. 4, 2019.
Note: This is to be updated with approximate mileages, and where we can get gas. All distances are estimates. Input is appreciated. Some areas have been scouted prior to departure. This is a fun event, and we want everyone to have a great time. Safety first.
We are riding OHV’s to and from each destination, no trucks or jeeps. All non-Utah registered (not Street Legal) must have a Utah OHV permit. It is the drivers responsibility to check the registrations status.
This ride is all about having a good time with lots of comradery and photos. We will be taking group photos each morning and stopping often for photo opportunities. We may be using the drop off system, (at the major turns and gates to be closed) to make sure everyone knows where to turn or close gates. Otherwise, we will travel fast across good routes. Remember the rider’s rules, if you follow the rules, no one gets lost. (You are responsible for the person behind you, remember that). Also, remember breakdowns are the responsibility of each rider.
(This is a four-day three-night ATV/UTV ride staying in motels). Make reservations early.
Regarding the Fall Colors ride we will Stage at Hatch, Utah. (See day one below).
Day One, Hatch, Utah to Panguitch
Oct. 1, (Tuesday): Meeting at 7:30 AM at the Hog Canyon Staging area US Highway 89 2 miles north of Kanab.
We will be assembling as a group at this location; introducing ourselves. Everyone will be responsible for having their breakfast beforehand. Departing at 8:00 AM sharp, we will be trailering our outfits north on US 89, 55 miles to Hatch, Utah. The drive from Kanab to our Hatch staging area should take a little over a hour with a stop at the restroom north of Glendale.
We’ll be parking, unloading then leaving from Hatch. The assembled riders will have a brief meeting about our ride plan. Introduce riders joining us in Hatch. We will discuss the “Drop system at major intersections and when turning off the main route and at closed gates. The entire group will briefly go over the rules; (lights on, riding too close, not minding the rider behind you, etc.). Answer questions, welcome comments. Please advise of any specific medical conditions of our riders that should be known. The plan is to secure our vehicles behind the Propane Station south of Hatch. This is reportedly Hatch town property and is slated to get a kiosk built there. We have 15 minutes to get our machines ready to go, or Jack Randolph will play his musical horn, your machines should ready for travel. We are hoping to leave by 10:00 AM as this gives us about 9 hours to reach Panguitch. We will ride up Proctor Canyon climbing into the high country of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Then taking the reverse Paunsaugunt Trail Loop above the Sunset Cliffs, going down the steep and tight Paunsaugunt switchbacks with stops at Monument Point, 9000+ feet, to the Crawford Pass Kiosk and rest rooms. Continuing under Bryce now on the Great Western Trail. North along the trail to Tropic Reservoir and another rest room stop. Now on the Fremont Trail, across SR 12 onto the Tom Best road, fast track to the East Hunt Creek Loop to West Hunt Creek, down through the Casto Bowl, to Tent Hollow, following the Fremont Trail to Lime Kiln Canyon where we will drop off the mountain to get to Panguitch.
Day Two, Panguitch to Marysvale
Oct. 2, (Wednesday): Departing at 8:00 AM from the Flying M Restaurant parking lot. Eat breakfast and be ready to leave at that time.
Departing immediately after our 8:00 AM group photo. At the northeast corner of the parking lot of the Flying M.
We will return to Lime Kiln Canyon and proceed to the top turning north back on the Fremont trail to traverse Sanford Canyon below Mt. Dutton. Some great views to be seen here. Dropping off we reach Smith Canyon and top it to drop down into Circleville. (There is no plans to stop in Circleville). There we find the Great Western Trail crossing the rocky pass as we descent down to Kingston Canyon, crossing the narrow Otter Creek OHV bridge (there is a bypass). There is a Rest room toilet for a break.
After crossing SR 62 in Kingston Canyon we begin our Climb to Forshea Mtn. Twin Peaks, across the Eastern Plateau, traveling under Langdon Mtn. (10,032’) This is a reverse route taken last year.
Again, gas up and be ready to depart early next morning at 8:00 AM Sharp.
Day Three Reference Maps: National Geographic, Map 708, Paiute ATV Trail, Fish Lake, Beaver and Fillmore Ranger Districts. (2013).
Day Three, Marysvale to Panguitch. (The long ride)
Oct. 3, (Thursday):
Departing at 8:00 AM sharp,Make sure youeat your breakfast and be lined up for Photo and departure, we have a long way to go today. We will rally in front of the Moore’s “Old Pine Inn’ on Main St. in Marysvale.
We will be going over the Tushar Mountains reaching 11,000 feet, the highest road in Utah, taking the Pauite Trails to Circleville, then the Fremont Trail back to Panguitch, via our fast track.
Oct. 4, Panguitch to Hatch
Day four (Friday): Departing at 8:30 AM sharp, Rally and line up on the north side of the Flying M Restaurant. Be gassed up and ready to depart.
Departing at 8:30 AM, from the Flying M restaurant we go back on the south Panguitch Bench, along the pastures and find the scenic route over the South Panguitch Bench. (Watch for the American Prong-Horn, (Antelope) in this area. Continuing via Sage Hen Hollow,continue to the Haycock Mountain two track, two-track climbing to the top, stopping for lunch in an Aspen Meadow. Dropping off Haycock Mtn. we have view of the Brian Head Fire result as we return to the Hatch road just off SR 143. Then navigating to Pass Creek OHV Trails via to Cameron Trough road, we divert to visit Aunt Annie’s Cheese House for a look see. Returning we climb up Rock Canyon to Birch Knoll, we passed by the impressive giant lava flows down off the mountain and back via; the Mammoth creek valley to the Mammoth Creek Road, (Depending on this road being open for travel). Otherwise then finding our way back to the Hatch road via a different route to reach Hatch.
Several moderately difficult climbs were experienced on our 55-mile ride.
We hope to have the opportunity to see lots of wildlife up close, lots of deer and some nice Buck Antelope. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, it was a great day enjoyed by all.
We plan to have a great time, let us know about your ride experience and share your best photos please. We are happy to hear what we did right and what we did wrong. With your photos and comments we can put together a better ride CD with an improvement in the musical score, for sure.
October 17, Club Meeting: at 7:00PM. Kanab Airport, Search and Rescue (SAR) building 2nd floor. Dessert social following the Club meeting.
October 19, ATV Club road cleanup and ride: Meet at 8:30 AM at the 8-Mile gap road east of Kanab for the road cleanup. Ken Hodson will coordinate this clean-up. Afterwards trailer to the Johnson Canyon and the Skutumpah Road Staging area,
Ride to First Point, Timber Mtn.
October 23, to 27, ATV Club camp-out.
Proposed location, camp-site at Big Water.
Rides to 1. Alstrom Point, 2. Kelly Grade, to Heads of Creeks Trail Loop, 3. Tibbet Spring, Warm Creek Bench overlook, Smokey Hollow down Kelly Grade.
Details pending, subject to weather conditions.
November 21, Club Meeting: at 7:00PM. Kanab Airport, Search and Rescue (SAR) building 2nd floor. Dessert social following the Club meeting.
November 23, ATV Club ride: South Clark Bench.
Ride out to the Paria Overlook. Hot dog lunch with the fixin’s.
Guide: Tony Wright
(No Club Meeting)
1.Southbound or west travel meet at the Shortstop in Fredonia, and for northbound travel meet at the Port of Entry north of Kanab on US 89. For eastbound travel, meet just west of Wingate (near the Vet’s facility) US 89, 8 miles east of Kanab. Park between Wingate and the Vet’s office along the white fence.
2.If the Paria River north route is opened, the Club should plan to have a huge party there and schedule a ride up the river. And Later conduct a Hamburger reception.
Questions: Rides and events
1. What does the ATV Club Bylaws say about ATV Club rides?
The ATV Club Bylaws designate Club Rides for each third Saturday after the Club meeting. These monthly rides may be changed as determined by the Trail Boss. As of 2019 the Club has began to plan for rides on the first Saturday of the month when possible.
Complaints of the ride destinations and/or changes made or ride experiences, speed, trail conditions, et el., should be directed to the ATV Club.
2. Riders rules.
Each person is responsible to make sure that the following rider is aware of all turns. Stop and make sure that the following rider knows where you are going. (Look for a hand wave and respond likewise). If the rider following you does not appear, stop and wait, eventually the entire group will stop. Do not follow too close and moderate your speeds and distances. Please keep pace with the rider ahead of you so as not to slow down the following riders. If you are unsure of your ability ‘stop’ and ask for assistance.
3. Does the ATV Club conduct Social Events?
Yes, because of member interest, Camp-outs, additional rides, Vehicle/ATV tours, parades, and the annual holiday dinner are scheduled in addition to the third Saturday of the month rides. These events are approved by the membership and presented at Club meetings. Participation is optional, times are subject to change.
4. How does the Club make notifications of rides?
ATV Club rides, campouts and events are posted in a yearly schedule sent out via our up dated, new website, and reminders using our G-Mail, email address list. Updated change notices posted one week before the event if possible. The event schedule will be posted on the ATV Club Website.
5. Does my OHV need to be "street-legal" to participate in a club ride?
Many areas of our rides do not require ATVs to be street legal. However, the enforcement of related laws tends to be very inconsistent. Riders who choose not to license their OHV for use on public roads must recognize that participating in a club ride will be done at their own risk. The rider is solely responsible for any resulting citations. Please note that some trails may restrict OHV’s wider than 50 or 60 inches. The Club and Trail Boss cannot be responsible if you choose to ride a wider OHV’s and are restricted from certain trails, it is your responsibility to know of these restrictions.
6. Does the ATV Club stage and convoy to the Camp-outs?
No, usually the Camp-out location is posted, and directions given to the members.
7. What are the themed social events all about?
The ATV Club conducts social events on pre-designated dates as requested by the membership. Participation is at the discretion of the member. ATV Club sponsored dinners or other sponsored activities are paid from the ‘Split the Pot’ funds collected at our ATV Club meetings.
8. What are the ATV Club Chapters?
The ATV Club has chapters, The Circle of Friends is comprised of out of state members who visit each year usually in October. We will help this group with guiding them on new and old rides and welcoming them to our meetings.
The Vehicle Road Trip Chapter is comprised of members who schedule and enjoy our vehicle road trips. Trips are usually for several days to interesting locations and staying in motels. Those members who wish to be on the road trip mail list will receive notifications of planned road trips.
Ride conditions vary depending on route conditions. Some rides are rocky and dusty and as such could be rated difficult due to length or conditions. Other rides could be extreme due to weather. Rides are guided to various overlooks and sites.