Collections of stories and anecdotes of ATVing in Canada by Andrew Ryeland of bearclawtours.com 

 

 

Fall Jam 2004 a roaring success!

 The Parry Sound ATV District Club (PSATV) and TRAX Georgian Bay just pulled off their third Jam and true to tradition pulled in ATVers from across Ontario once again.  Fall Jam 2004 was held exclusively in the township of Seguin and the warm welcome was noticed by everyone. 

On Friday evening Terry Boyle, of Haunted Ontario fame, regaled the Jammers with tales of local history and ghosts complete with what to look for on the Saturday ride on the old Nipissing Stage Coach trail.  A roaring campfire added to the atmosphere and the marshmallows and hotdogs secured the evening.  Our partners, the Park-to-Park Trail Association and the West Parry Sound District Museum kicked in old photos and plenty of folklore to hand out to the participants so they could appreciate the heritage of the tour. 

On Saturday morning everyone enjoyed a great breakfast put on by the Foley Agricultural Society.  In fact these folks bent over backwards to make our time at the fairgrounds extremely comfortable.  Councillor Doug Graham of Seguin Township expressed the great pleasure of the township in choosing Seguin as the home of Fall Jam.  He welcomed the Jammers on behalf of the township and hoped this would be the start of an on going relationship with ATVers.  The township passed a special by-law to allow ATVs access to municipal roads and consequently to many Seguin accommodators and services.

 Saturdayís Stage Coach tour was blessed from above!  Septemberís dry weather gave way to rain showers that eradicated the dust just in time for the ride.  With just over 100 kms, the tour was a perfect highlight to the jamboree.  The quality time didnít stop with the tour.  A scrumptious roast beef dinner was served up by our Foley hosts and to round out the evening we heard from Mike Granka and a ton of rowdy rock and roll.  One-upmanship ruled the night with stories of 3-wheeled 4 wheelers, and legends concocted from the dayís experiences.

 Sundayís TRAX Challenge tested the bragging rights of our Jammers.  A mud bog, tug of war, obstacle course, cheers, jeers and tears completed the Fall Jam 2004 weekend.  Judging by the pictures, a lot of fine Foley dirt was transported back home in the duffle bags of our contestants.  All left with a vow to return for Spring Jam 2005 and yet another exploration of our remarkable outdoors.

 To discover how ATVing can put a smile on your face look up adventures in Fun In The Sun or check us out by clicking www.psatv.ca or calling 705 774-9778.  We have lots more fun in store!

 

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