In 2009, NDATV held our first Dart night, goofy golf and conducted our first mid week ride. We held a St. Patrick’s Day and a Valentine Dance.
We had a Castleton ride, a weekend in Apsley, a Haliburon Forest ride, our first Marmora Weekend Ride and our first 5-point ride. We continued to believe in training and held several GPS courses and ATV Maintenance seminars.
Members of the Northumberland District ATV Riders Club and the Kawartha ATV Association underwent a training course to become youth ATV rider safety instructors. The objective of the program being launched is to meet with area youths, through school programs and various club sessions, and teach them ATV rider safety and education.
An historic milestone was reached with representatives of ATV interests in the province of Ontario to speak with One Voice. A partnership was created to provide a forum for ATV sport organizations to explore issues, share and create solutions and thus enabling there to be one voice on these concerns relating to ATV best interests in the province of Ontario.
In 2010, NDATV participated in a training session to become wardens on our trails and starting in 2011 NDATV began patrolling NDATV trails, and the Northumberland County forest. We placed trail signage, purchased with club memberships and trail pass funds, indicating that ALL ATV’s are required to have a trail pass while riding NDATV trails. The signage included trail markers to improve our ATV riding experience while riding NDATV trails. These
volunteer trail wardens are ambassadors representing the NDATV club, landowners with whom we have landowners agreements with, and the sport of ATV riding.
In November 2011, The Northumberland District ATV Riders Club website was completely redesigned by Canadian Business Computers. Besides the new look the website is now more modern and is using WordPress. WordPress is the popular and open source blogging tool of the internet.
NDATV executives and several wardens attended the Municipality of Trent Hills meeting to consider the Northumberland District ATV Riders Club request for an ATV road use by-law. This was a request to link through Trent Hills to enable us to join our trails in the Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand area with the EOTA trail system. The request did not pass.