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RIVER VALLEY RIDERS ATV CLUB

River Valley Riders ATV Club

Welcome to the River Valley Riders ATV Club web page!
River Valley Riders was founded on on April 6, 2000 by 8 people,  it was Incorporated on May 25, 2000 and now has approximately 180 members.
 
 
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Nine Major reasons for becoming an ATV club
    1. To encourage a concern for the environment.
    2. To encourage respect for public and private land.
    3. To establish and develop places to ride.
    4. To improve the image of ATV's.
    5. To encourage the safe use of ATV's.
    6. To organize and promote group ATV trips.
    7. To promote the use of ATV's as a family sport.
    8. To help local police and fire departments with emergency response.
    9. To be eligible for help from the State ATV program.
 

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.

 

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River Valley Riders ATV Club is a proud member of ATV Maine.

DID YOU KNOW....
Anyone who intentionally enters the land of another without permission and damages the property is liable to the owner in a civil action with the following results:
a)  If the damage is intentional, you are liable for two times the actual damage plus additional costs including attorney fees.
b)  If the damage is unintentional, you are liable for the amount of actual damage plus additional costs including attorney fees.

 
ATV's Take Responsibility
 
DO:
Get Landowner permission before operating your ATV.

Respect private property you do have permission to operate your ATV on so you do not cause damage to the property.

*  Take an ATV education course and pass on your education.

*  Become involved and help in the creation of trails.  ALWAYS get landowner permission first.

*  Stay on designated trails at all times.  Failing to will jeopardize permission to use the land in the future.

*  Avoid operating an ATV when conditions may cause excessive damage to the land and other natural resources.  This will cause erosion problems.  Especially during mud season in the spring or fall.

Do Not:
* Operate an ATV on a maintained snowmobile trail any time of the year unless you have landowner permission.
 
Operate an ATV on a private road without landowner permission.
 
*  Operate an ATV on or along railroad tracks within  right of way of a railroad.  Abandoned tracks or removed tracks still require landowner permission.
 
*  Operate an ATV within 200 feet of any dwelling, hospital, nursing home, convalescent home or church.
 
*  Operate an ATV on any salt marsh, intertidal zone, marine sand beach, sand dunes, cemetery or burial place, alpine tundra or unfrozen freshwater bog or marsh.
 
*  Operate an ATV on any crop land or pasture land or tree plantations.

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River Valley Riders ATV Club * PO Box 221 * Rumford * Maine * 04276