Collections of stories and anecdotes of ATVing in Canada by Andrew Ryeland of 




- Andrew Ryeland 

WAKE UP – Hibernation is Over!
  Had your fill of winter yet?  Many of us are anxiously waiting for trails to open so we can once again take time out to enjoy the enviable sights of our rugged outdoors.

  All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are making enjoyment of our special wilderness much more accessible than any other conveyance.   Did you know that over 80,000 ATVs were sold in Canada last year?  Parry Sound is rapidly becoming a prime destination for ATVers wanting trails to ride in a safe and responsible manner.  Our local club is scrambling to make sure this phenomenon is harnessed to the benefit of both our community and the sport.  We have several activities planned for spring that are drawing people from as far away as Windsor.  We are building up our web sites and e-mail lists so we can quickly inform all those interested of new developments and activities in the region. 

Here are just a few of our plans:

Spring Run & Barbeque – Sat. April 20th, 2002
We open our exciting season with a club run starting at 9:00am from the Bear Claw Tours Centre.  This is a great opportunity to dust off your ATV and join us for a fun ride.  Later in the afternoon we will have a barbeque and campfire and revel in the delightful pleasures of spring.

 Poker Run – Sat. May 11th, 2002
We are currently lining up the sponsors and the trails for this ever-popular event, but circle your calendar and check the website for further details as we have them.

 Four Wheelin’ Women
Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness
– Sat. June 8th, 2002

The ride will take place at the Ontario Camp of the Deaf, located 10 minutes south of Parry Sound.  New or experienced riders welcome as the ride is intended to introduce women of all ATV riding levels to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Muskoka's.  The ride will be about 4 hours in length with lots of stops along the way.  We will have activities planned for the men while we ride if they would like to come along for the day.  A BBQ will follow the r
ide with giveaways and raffles.

   Time to emerge from the den!  This sport doesn’t need the right weather or the groomed trails or expensive permits.  If you would like to have more information about the Parry Sound ATV District Club visit us at or call us at 705 774-9778.

We’d love to have your company.