May 2016 Newsletter
Here we are, May already and many trails are open! Best riding we have had in many years. There have been a few rides at lower elevations but soon the higher trails will be open.
Big news is the new and improved web site! Thanks to our Vice President, Rob Vere, who has taken over updates and postings on the site. There are many new features. Come to the AGM and see how it all works or check it out — Google Grand Forks ATV. If you want to post on the site contact Rob at rbvere@ telus.net.
Our secretary Pat Blew is retiring and we are asking for someone to step up and take on this position. If you are interested please contact Pat Blew at email@example.com for the duties. This position is critical for the club.
There was a ride to find an alternate route to avoid the public dirt road at Morrissey on April 23rd. Report is there is a trail but it would require some work. Full report at AGM.
There are many trails in our riding area. A list of these trails is on our website. When you travel on the trails please let us know and that way we can keep track of our trails and work needed on them
A big thank you to Ken and Louise Osborn for painting and fixing up the outhouse and picnic table at the Morrissey Staging Area.
May 7, Saturday: AGM Meeting – 10:00 am at Community Futures
May 13, 14 or 15: Maintenance Run to rec sites
May 20 and 21: There will be a club campout at Bluejoint Rec Site on the May long weekend with rides on any trails we can get to. Come out – tent, trailer, RV – everyone is welcome.
May 29 or 30: Burrell to McFarland Loop
There will be an important meeting concerning tourism opportunities in our region. Please try to attend as many times the input from ATV riders is needed.
Date: Monday, May 2
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Community Futures Boundary
1647 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, BC
Safety course for riders are available and recommended for all members, not only do you get a discount on your insurance but taking a safety course will get you familiar with your machine, show you safe riding skills and make everyone you ride with will feel better about you riding along. It only takes a second for an accident to happen to the best of us. The safety course is available thanks to member, Ken Gresley -Jones at kenbi@ hotmail.com
Please keep an eye out for damaged signs. The ones below are at Lost Lake and will need to be replaced. Your attention out there can help reduce conflict and future damage.