GENERAL NEWS

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Items of interest to member and non-member riders.

2016 KATVA VRT Cleanup – thanks to volunteers

Saturday April 23rd was Victoria Rail Trail Cleanup day for the KATVA team of volunteers. More than 40 volunteers cleaned up garbage and debris along the entire 84 km length of the VRTC from Bethany to Kinmount. We get special permission from the City of Kawartha Lakes to be on the trail

KATVA partners with ‘The Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Centre’

As we begin our 2016 membership season, KATVA would like to take this time acknowledge our community partner – The Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Centre. Over the past 3 years KATVA has fostered a positive and rewarding relationship with this local business and tourism institution.

The Fenelon Falls Chamber

Ride for Dad

Letter of Support from Ride For Dad National Office:

RFD Letter

KATVA 2016 Charity Poker Run – Ride for Dad

Our annual poker run will once again be in support of Ride for Dad – the ride to end prostrate cancer. All proceeds will go to our local cancer chapter. The ride will be held from Log Chateau Park – just north of Fenelon Falls – on Saturday June 4th. Plan on riding with us

KATVA Trail 50 closed – Private Property – No Trespassing – effective immediately

KATVA Trail #50 Now Closed – This trail is on private property, so please respect the landowners and stay off the trail.

This trail starts at Crystal Lake Rd and goes South where it intersects with Trail #41, and the entire trail is on parcels of private property. One of the landowners on this trail

Trent Lakes – Changes to Bylaws for ATVs, 2-up ATVs and side by sides

The following Bylaw was passed in Trent Lakes “only “on June 16th. It is effective July 1st. Further meetings and discussion continue with the City of Kawartha Lakes and to date no changes have been made there.

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TRENT LAKES

BY-LAW B2015-058 BEING A BY-LAW TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF OFF ROAD VEHICLES

2015 Easy Go – 5-Points Ride well attended

The Easy Go Ride in the 5 Points, for beginners who want to advance, was held June 20, 2015. It was great to have a couple of our senior ride leaders, Tony Bullough and Tom Westacott, join in the ride, which consisted of 30 riders on 27 machines. Due to a lack

Changes to the “Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Highways”

The changes to the “Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Highways” are now available for viewing. Remember that the Municipalities have the final say as to whether to allow Off-Road Vehicles, including Side by Sides on their roads. Don’t assume that they are going to allow them just because they already allow ATV’s. Please contact your

KATVA Was There

Attendance at various consumer shows and retail locations resulted in significant exposure for the Kawartha ATV Association and the ATV sport in general. The association and its members participate in these to raise the club’s profile and promote the amazing network of trails in Kawartha Lakes. Also, this presence allows the club to be recognized

New Projects Bring New Partnerships

Trail Signage in Somerville Forest

New discussions are in play with the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation to assist in way-finding in the municipally owned Somerville Forest. The request is to assist by installing directional and way-finding signage, for the benefit of all users touring the trails off the Victoria Rail Trail.

Plans for