In the first two years we have accomplished a great deal. We began signing our first trail in June of 2001. We have established the Mark L. Ross ATV Park and Ride at the top of Poplar Hill about 2 to 3 miles north from the Mexico traffic light on route 17. Below is a link to a map to the Park and Ride.
We were able to accomplish our goals because of the many members and businesses who made donations. Our efforts are ongoing. It takes alot of time and effort to fund raise, improve trails, sign the trails and contact landowners for permission to use their land. It is definately a group effort and every little bit helps.
Every member who joins brings his or her experience and skills. Even those who can not physically donate, help us create environmentally safe trails by joining a club. The combined membership dues give us funds to create and upkeep these trails. In 2002 we received a State funded grant of $2500.00 for the upkeep of club trails. We were also given a matching fund Municipal Grant to upkeep municipal trails. Our trail now runs from our Park N Ride in Mexico to #6 Road in Coos Canyon, Byron ME. We now have permission to build a trail on International Paper land from #6 road to Madrid. Our grant money from this year will be spent on this addition to our trail system. This year we will be signing a trail that goes from our Park N Ride to Carthage. There is strength in numbers and every member counts.
We are always looking for new members to join. Please look through our web site and give us your input and ideas, feel free to drop a line, write a quick note to the club or join a meeting every 1st Tuesday of the month at the Mexico Chicken Coop at 6:30pm. We would love to hear from you! You do not have to be a resident of Maine to join. Maines trail systems are for all to enjoy!
An online comment form has been provided on the OFFICERS page. Please feel free to give your input, comments or ideas.