Length: Region: Haliburton / Algonquin West / North Hastings
2012 RIDES AND EVENTS
NEW.....Some rides may be held on Sundays.
For the 2012 riding season, we will not schedule HATVA rides in April in an effort to allow the trails
to dry as much as possible.
This page may be updated at any time.
Our two associate clubs, Algonquin West ATV and North Hastings ATV also have rides
and events.Your one membership to HATVA, AWATV or NHATV entitles you to all
activities, rides and trails. Please check their websites via the links from this website.
We are also part of ATVOntario and your PowerPass is also valid on all HATVA, AWATV & NHATV trails.
Power Pass is not valid on KATVA Trails, the Power Pass is valid on the 5 points system trails.
For HATVA events you need to confirm your attendance by email. Check this website BEFORE you head
out to make sure an event or ride has not been moved or cancelled.
Make sure you fuel up in advance of the ride and bring food and water with you. The time shown is
the time we LEAVE from the meeting location. Rides (unless otherwise stated) require HATVA membership
or trail pass. Buy your pass or membership online BEFORE you arrive at the event.
Day passes can be purchased from the ride coordinator. Most of the rides are full day and often take
5-7 hours to complete. Please drive with your low beam headlights on during the rides.
New riders are encouraged to attend beginner to intermediate rides. Other riders will assist you
during the ride if you encounter difficulties or need help with your ATV.
HATVA has a zero tolerance for any alcohol consumption, please do not bring any alcohol as you will be
asked to leave the ride.
For riders intending to participate on a ride, you need to contact the ride co-ordinator before the ride.
This email can be used to confirm start time (usually 10:00 am), the meeting location, weather conditions,
trail conditions, allowance of road driving, length of the ride and/or any questions.
You may also contact HATVA through our information line 705-286-6823.
The Haliburton Rail Trail is open June 1 to November 31 each year for ATV use.
The speed limit is 30 kph.
Haliburton County is the owner of the rail trail and bylaws do not permit ATV use between
December 1 and May 31. The OPP, County Bylaw officers and HATVA trail wardens enforce these restrictions.
If you can come to help us with a project, bridge redecking, trail marking, trail cleaning, etc.,
please let us know, we would be pleased to have your help. We have a work committee,
so if you can volunteer some time, give us a call or send us an email and we will put you on that list.
We will email/phone you throughout the year informing you of projects of which you may be able to help.
You may also contact HATVA through their info line 705-286-6823.
Or event planning director Gary Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14-18 (Wednesday-Sunday) - TORONTO SPORTSMAN'S SHOW
Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Members of the HATVA club will be at the show again this year.
Come down and talk and learn about our 1500 km of trails.
In compliance with the local MNR office's request and in order to minimize damage to our trails during
the wet season HATVA will not schedule rides in April.
Saturday April 28 - AWATV 4th ANNUAL SPRING RALLY/POKER RUN
Guided event of 100 k, estimated trail time 5-7 hours. Starting at Edgewater Park Lodge, Kearney.
Registration/sign up open at 8:00 am. Ride starts at 9:00 am.
Event price includes lunch on trail, dinner back at Edgewater Park, and numerous prizes.
AWATV and HATVA members $45, non-members $55, after April 1st $65
Poker Hands - 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $100. Plus door prizes!
More information on the website www.algonquinwestatv.com to follow.
Confirm attendance by Email : Ride coordinator: Brent Stapleton email:email@example.com
NOTE: HALIBURTON RAIL TRAIL does not open until June 1 each year to ATVs.
Saturday May 5 - HATVA PRESIDENT'S RIDE - Anson Mountain (Trail T3.1)
All riders are welcome to come out and experience the HATVA trails. This is a complimentary ride with
free barbeque for all members and potential members. Non members do not need to purchase a pass for
this event, HATVA will take care of the trail insurance and pass costs! In order to confirm food
quantities we ask all participants to please register in advance. This event will include an all
day guided trail ride, free one
day trail pass, and a barbeque following the event. There will also be a draw for HATVA T-shirts.
lunch and water. Beginner to intermediate.
Meeting at the South Wind Motel and Campground on County Road 121, five minutes south of Minden.
be at the motel by 9 am if you are not accommodating there. The ride will depart at 10 am.
There are some sections of road riding involved so 2ups and UTVs can stage at the trail head.
We will be riding through the village of Minden en route to other trails.
Special room and cottage packages for $29.95 per person per night (based on two persons per room
for a two night stay). Book accommodation with : www.southwindmotel.ca
Confirm attendance email ride coordinator:Harold Clayton email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday May 20 - MISERABLE LAKE RIDE (Trail T3.6)
For intermediate riders who want to move towards expert and expert riders who enjoy a challenging ride.
Test your limits on off-camber situations, hills, etc. Meeting at 10 am at the Rail Trail and Milburn road.
Confirm attendance email Ride coordinator : Randall Jones email: email@example.com
HALIBURTON RAIL TRAIL opens to ATVs on June 1. The speed limit is 30 km/h. Note UTVs are not
allowed on the Rail Trail.
Saturday June 9 - MUD , SWEAT & TEARS (Trail T2.7 - Shoe Lake & Black River)
Experts ride. This is a long day of riding in mostly deep woods. Meeting at 10 am at the
Firehouse Restaurant on Hwy. 35, 15 minutes north of Carnarvon.
Arrive early if you want breakfast. www.firehouseresort.com
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator: Bob Johnson email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday June 16 - MINDEN KINSMEN'S 3rd ANNUAL MUD BOG & HATVA YOUTH TRAINING DAY.
Hosted in conjunction with the 25th Annual "Minden Truck Pull and Shine" at the Minden Fair Grounds.
Parking off Parkside Street or Fleming Road. Bring your ATV and try the bog or come out to watch
the action. Bigger and better in 2012.
Confirm attendance Email event coordinator:Harold Clayton email: email@example.com
Free Youth Training Day for ages 6-14.
A 30 to 40 minute hands on introduction to ATVs with certified instructors.
Sturdy footwear required. Event coordinator: Ron Cook
Saturday, June 23 - OUT HOUSE TRAIL (Trail 3.2)
This is a great ride for all levels of experience. Beginners will enjoy learning and can handle
this ride. Meeting at 10 am at the Minden Arena off Parkside Street. 2 ups and UTVs can park
and start at the trail head.
Confirm attendance Email ride coordinator: Barry Lord email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday July 1st SHERBOURNE LAKE TO KAWAGAMA LAKE RIDE (Trail T1.1)
Beginner/intermediate ride. Meeting at 10 am at the Firehouse Restaurant on Hwy. 35,
15 minutes north of Carnarvon. Arrive early if you want breakfast. www.firehouseresort.com
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator: Ron Cook email: email@example.com
Saturday July 21 - HALIBURTON TO GOODERHAM RIDE (Trail T3.7)
Intermediate/expert ride. Meeting at the Haliburton Highlands High School south parking lot at 10 am.
We will ride the rail trail and Milburn and Contau Lake Roads to Gooderham and stop for lunch,
(bring your lunch) then take the Gooderham and Wolf Lake trails back to Haliburton.
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator: Barry Lord email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday August 4 - KAWAGAMA LAKE TO ALGONQUIN RIDE (Trail T1.6)
Intermediate ride. Meet at 10 am at the Dorset picnic area on Hwy. 35 at the turnoff to the
town of Dorset.
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator Barry Lord email: email@example.com
Saturday August 18 - PINE SPRINGS NIGHT RIDE (Trail 2.1)
Expert. Have late dinner at The Firehouse Restaurant at 8 pm. Then at 9 pm meet
across from the dump on Pine Springs Road, 2 minutes west of Hwy. 35. This is an all night ride
so bring a midnight snack.
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator: Randall Jones email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday August 25 - HATVA / HIGHLANDS EAST FIRE DEPARTMENT POKER RUN
Ride the newly mapped trails in the Highlands East area and support the Highlands East wards 4 and 5
Fire Department, a truly worthy cause. There is a 100 rider maximum. This is an all day ride
on marked trails with supervising trail guides, suitable for all levels of riders.
Registration opens at 7 am at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce.
The ride starts at 09:00, bring your own lunch.
Includes plate service breakfast served from 07:00 to 08:30 and a full dinner following the ride.
Coordinators Dwayne Lockwood and George Stewart
Poker hands and lots of prizes are part of the festivities. Cost to register at the door is $65.00
for members of Haliburton ATV. Pre-register by phone or email and save $5.00
Steve 705-448-9813 (email@example.com or Gerry 705-448-3871 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear Hunting Season starts Sept.1, Oct 1 for Deer, Oct 17 for Moose.
Sept 1 to 3 (Saturday to Monday) - OPEN RIDE WEEKEND ON HATVA TRAILS
Members of OFATV and EOTA are invited to ride and enjoy HATVA trails all weekend at no cost
and no HATVA permit is required. You MUST have proof of insurance and a valid pass from your
organization with you. HATVA will cover the insurance for the weekend on your behalf.
You do not need to register with HATVA. Just ride and enjoy.
Saturday, Sept 15 - HATVA / STANHOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT POKER RUN
Separate beginner/intermediate and intermediate/expert runs. Thousands in prizes! Excellent food!
Three meals!!! Buffet breakfast, on trail barbeque lunch, and BIG buffet dinner.
The food is excellent!! This is a big success each year and for a worthy cause.
Stanhope Fire Department uses the proceeds to buy safety equipment that could save
your life on the trails.
Book early to avoid disappointment. This event is limited to 200 participants.
Pre-Registration is required to confirm your spot.
Cost for the poker run is $75 which includes the three meals and prizes,
HATVA will waive the pass for this event. HATVA guides will be riding the flagged trails.
The Stanhope Fire Department Hall is located on North Shore Road,
3 minutes north of Carnarvon off Hwy 35.
Online event registration link is: www.onlineregistrations.ca/stanhopeatv/index.ph
or contact Keith Thomas at 705-489-3548 and 705-489-2711.
Sept 22 Open for discussion joint ride with Kawartha
Saturday Sept. 29 - HATVA's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Members please join us at 10:00 am for our AGM. Refreshments will be served.
Location to be announced. Email event co-coordinator: email@example.com
Saturday & Sunday October 6 & 7 - NHATV MADAWASKA FALL TOUR RIDE
See fall colours at their peak along the picturesque Madawaska River and other areas.
Trails are intermediate with some expert sections. Meeting at the Porterville Diner in
Lake St. Peter.
Most will stay Friday and Saturday nights. Riding is Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday ride starts at 9:30 am.
Sunday ride start time will be determined on Saturday. Saturday night you are
welcome to go to join us at the Porterville Diner on Hwy. 127 in Lake St. Peter for dinner.
Check our web site before booking your accommodations. www.haliburton atv.com
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator Bill Bekkers email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Hunting season in our area starts on October 18 and continues until mid November.
We advise that you wear bright colours and be very careful. Go to our news alert page on our
web site for complete hunting schedule.
Saturday October 27 - HATVA FIVE POINTS GUIDED POKER RUN
This ride is free to all HATVA and KATVA members. Non members can join in for $15 or pick up an
anniversary dated membership on the spot and ride for free. Set your own pace and follow
approximately six hours of flagged trails. This was a great ride last year...come and enjoy!
HATVA guides will be out on the trails to ensure everyone gets back safely. On your return you
will play your poker hand. Meeting in the Tim Horton parking lot in Bobcaygeon at 9 am then drive
to the trailhead at 10 am. The ride will leave from Bass Lake Road. Limited to 100 riders.
Your odds are good to WIN! You must let us know you are coming in advance.
Confirm attendance Email ride coordinator: Bob Johnson email: email@example.com
Saturday, November 24 - FROST BITE RIDE (Trail T3.6)
Wrap up the season with a frosty ride around the big loop of Miserable Lake.
This is suitable for intermediate to expert riders.
Meeting at 10 am at Millburn Road and the Rail Trail.
Confirm attendance Email Ride coordinator: Randall Jones email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Haliburton Rail Trail is closed to ATVs from December 1st.
SANTA CLAUS PARADES:
Bring your ATV and show your colours and "RIDE FOR SANTA".
We participate in parades in Haliburton, and Minden.
Dates are announced on the respective websites of each community.
ATVOntario offers over 6,000 kilometres of legal, well-managed trails
thanks to our many partnerships with landowners.
Our trail systems are
GPS mapped, well signed, insured and offer you worry-free self-guided
riding. They are close to fuel, food and accommodation.