ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

NEXT MEETING: 

Nov 22  7 pm  
RDKB Meeting room.
2140 Central Ave.

COMING EVENTS

Santa Parade.  Dec 7   @ 7pm  Come to Selkirk parking lot.. Decorate you ride !

Club Dinner ..  Feb 16 th 2019,  5:30 pm @ legion hall

LIST OF SCHEDULED RIDES:

Ride in the woods..  July 8th – 11  2019 More info to come

Please check the NEWS page for firmed up ride dates & times.

For all rides please come prepared: full gas tank, rain coat, lunch, water, helmet. And have fun.

ABOUT THE CLUB

ATV Safety 01
Be Safe & Responsible
Always wear a DOT approved helmet
Wear protective clothing and footwear
Ride at a safe speed - Road conditions can suddenly change
Respect and follow rules of the road
Never ride alone

Keep our forests clean
Don't be a litterbug sign.

GRAND FORKS RECREATION & TRAIL AREAS

Arow Lake ATV Club

Arrow Lakes ATV

Family Fun Ride – Sunday, June 17th , 2018

 Arrow lakes ATV Club will hold their annual Poker Ride again this year.  Folks will be camping at the staging area from Wednesday, June 13th   to Monday June 18th.  The registration for the ride is Sunday, June 17th   , from 9:00am till 10:00am.  We hope to award the prizes and have our BBQ (by donation) from 4:00 pm on.

The staging area for the ride is at N50o 06.863’ W117o 54.499’.   When you get off of the Arrow Park Ferry stay left and follow Stevens Road for 1km to the Old Sawmill on the right.

If you are planning to camp be aware that the clearance on the Arrow Park ferry is questionable.  We have planks to help folks get their trailers on and off the ferry.  25 to 30 foot trailer is the max that can load.

Again, this year we will have a Point 2 Point ride, along with the poker ride. The Point 2 Point ride is free.  The Point 2 Point ride is a bit of a hunt.  Along the trail there will be a number of objects that should not be there.  You are to record these objects that do not “belong in the wild”.  Prizes will be awarded. Bring your lunch, water/juice, rain gear, camera and a chair for the BBQ.

There will also be an opportunity to use your GPS. GPS points have been set out and you can ride at your convenience, from Wednesday to Saturday.  If you have a GPS this is your chance to use it and to explore the area.  Bring your GPS and join in the fun!

Folks will be camping at the staging area.  There are no facilities here so you need to be self contained. Everyone is welcome. Folks will be riding on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  If you are a geocacher there are lots of caches to find.  You can also participate in our GPS rides.  On Friday and Saturday, we will need to set up trail signs and do a small amount of trail work.  There is active logging in the area during the week so we will have to stay out of their way.

Friday morning, before riding and trail work, there will be a community pancake breakfast.  If you are coming for the day plan to arrive by 8:00am so you can enjoy breakfast with us.

On Saturday there is a Ladies ride.  We will have a pot luck supper on Saturday.  Bring your own meat to cook, and a salad or dessert to share with the group.

This year out theme is “Christmas” so bring a wreath for your trailer and some Christmas baking!

If you have any questions please call Pat Knecht @ 250 265 3368, Linda VanImmerzeel at 265 4522

 

 

Hope to see you at this Club Event.

May 2018 News Letter

May 2018 Newsletter

Trails are opening up; snow is disappearing, time to Ride!

2018 is starting off as a great year. The hard work of the Trail Maintenance Committee is going to help tremendously this year. The website is looking good and facebook use is increasing! Members are already posting rides! Maintenance crews have been busy at Morrissey and Gilpin Rec Sites and they are looking great. There was a maintenance crew that partnered with Christina Lake residents and worked their way from Cascade West to Lafferty, they bleached out the outhouses and cleared many tress and rocks from the trail, the snow was deep at Lafferty and they could not travel further.

The tree damage this year is tremendous, we have had reports of many trees down take extra caution when you are out on the trail. Many members have reported that the trail to Eholt is open past the second tunnel and they have cleared some of the trees but more work is needed.

Off the trail use and mud bogging is most unfortunate and it reflects directly upon all users. Please, if you see anyone off the trails and being irresponsible take a picture of the plate or equipment. We are not the enforcement officer but we can all help curb this behaviour. There are lots of folks that would like to close area’s for ATV`s let’s try and be part of the solution. Your riding practices reflect upon us all.

GFATV AGM will be May 5 10 am Community Futures come out and support your club!

Spring Fling was a great success with many local partners and many partners travelling from Elkford, Salmo, and Princeton coming to talk about what is happening in their riding areas. There was a similar theme running through their presentation, economic opportunities are great from mixed use trails and there are many health benefits from getting out on the trail no matter if you are on foot or an ATV. Getting out on a trail is healthy. Playmore Power Products was on hand with a variety of new machines. Many attending commented on how quiet and efficient the new models were.

 

Please be safe and respectful on the trail, check over your machine before you head out!

 

Spring Family Day

spring fling

 

2018 AGM

 

Hello GFATV Club members, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year.

Our AGM will be on May 5, 2018 at Community Futures from 10 am to 12 noon.

Come out and see what’s new for your club.

Everyone is welcome.

 

Doug Zorn, President

GFATV

Spring News Letter

Newsletter April 2018