July 28th, 2019
Please email Terry English for details
if you are coming.
(Click his name to email him)
Meet on Forest Tower Road at Mile Marker 5!
CLUB RIDES For 2019
Saturday, July 27th
Wednesday, August 7th
Saturday, Aug 24th
Wednesday, Sept 4th
Saturday, Sept 7th
All rides will depart at 9 am sharp from the ball diamonds near the legion.
Click Here to register!.
Next Executive Meeting is Sept 9th at 7 pm at the Emsdale Community Centre.
For all that have enclosed trailers!
GETTING ONTARIO MOVING ACT!
There is a lot of confusion in the province regarding this new bill that was passed by the Ford government recently with respect to ATV's and SxS on roads. In all fairness even we were confused a bit at first but I took the time to reach out to the MTO and OPP to get a better understanding of it before providing our members and followers with any information. While it did get Royal Assent, that doesn't mean that it's in effect yet.
Here is the response I received:
"Currently, the Highway Traffic Act allows regulations and municipal by-laws to be made governing the operation of off-road vehicles on highways. The Act was amended to ensure that the regulations may allow the by-laws to prohibit off-road vehicles on municipal roads.
- This change will consolidate rules around off-road vehicles and expands where off-road vehicles can be operated.
- It will allow off-road vehicles to be operated by default in municipalities with a default speed limit of 80 km/hr. Affected municipalities may create by-laws to disallow operation of off-road vehicles.
- This change will be implemented in 18-24 months. This will provide municipalities time to review their networks and put by-laws in place to restrict access where they deem appropriate."
The most important point to take from this is that this change is NOT in effect yet. It will be another 18 to 24 months before it is, so you still CANNOT ride your ATV or SxS on any road in Ontario unless there is a bylaw in place in that particular municipality that says you can. Always check with your local club for a list of the roads you can legally ride, and if there is no club then contact your municipal bylaw department. Link to Bill 107
Permits are sold at the following locations:
Kearney: Fetterley’s Garage, Rickward Small Motors, Edgewater Park Lodge,
Huntsville: Lagoon Tent and Trailer, Mobile Marine, Muskoka Rent All
Katrine: Day Spring Cottages
Burks Falls: Lakeside Cottage Resort