Top Of The World ATV Club
Northeast Kingdom of Vermont ATV Trail News and Information
Trails Open On Wednesday, May 1st.
2013 Annual Meeting.
This years TOWATV Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, January 26th, at 11:00AM at Lincoln and Donnas house. Much was covered, including the membership fees, and the election of officers. You can read the full minutes here!
The VASA Annual Meeting was held on January 19th at the Montpelier Elks Lodge. Watch your mail for the V.A.S.A. update for details of the meeting. Also, V.A.S.A. will be emailing their updates to you starting soon. Be sure Lincoln and Donna have your current email address!
2012 Grand Prizes Picked for the Annual Raffle
Big Raffle for this year will be on a 2011 Polaris Phoenix 200 atv, red and white, electric start, has reverse. Ray Matott won the wheeler, Michael Audet won the $300.00 Ricks Gun Shop gift certificate, and Patrick Philips won the $200.00 gas card.
Use Caution Out There!
Washout on trail 276
The rains of a couple of years ago have really wreaked havoc on our trail system, and we continue to fix them. While trail 275 from Miles Pond to Leonard Hill is fine, (the one with the new bridge) just about everything else is dealing with various stages of wash outs. One of the worst is is trail 276, from the Oregon Rd. to Leonard Hill Rd.. which washed out a big culvert. You can still get around by fording the river, but wait for the stream to go down.
Wash outs on class 4 roads are just about everywhere
This season we're focusing on the Thomas Road in Lunenberg. We'll have the V.A.S.A Excavator here the week of June 21st through the 28th. Pine will be running it over the weekend, but we're looking for volunteers to be with the V.A.S.A. operator during the week. Contact Lincoln or Chad to volunteer.
Beware! If you know of rough spots, missing culverts, and wash outs please post on the forum. And if you can help us out, by all means volunteer! We can always use the help, now more than ever!
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Dates to remember
Next Meeting is Saturday, June 15th at 10:00AM at the Concord Municipal Building.
Green Up Day was Saturday, May 4th, Thanks to all who helped! Again this year it was a success!
The Memorial Day Parade is is Monday the 27th of May. Meet at 9:30AM at the Kiosk. Let's get a lot of wheelers to ride in the parade!
The Mt. Washington Ride is Sunday July 28th this year. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Ticket sales persons then will ride up the mountain free of charge after all tickets are sold. Contact Lincoln for more info.
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Finally, the Big Event is Scheduled for Saturday, the 17th of August this year, at Frye's Quarry off Rte. 2 in Danville. Once again T.O.W.A.T.V. is doing the food. If you can help contact Lincoln or Donna for details.
Reciprocity with New Hampshire
New Hampshire and Vermont finally have a reciprocal deal for A.T.V. registration for 2012 and 2013. ATVs that are properly registered in Vermont may be operated in New Hampshire on state ATV trails without being required to obtain a New Hampshire Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) Registration. Likewise, properly registered New Hampshire ATVs may operate in Vermont on approved ATV trails during the May 21st to December 1 time period without the requirement to purchase a Vermont registration. However, a Vermont All Terrain Vehicle Sports mens Association (VASA) is required on all VASA trails, as well as proof for operators under the age of 18 of ATV safety classes. This rule will sunset on December 1st 2013. The operation of side by side utility vehicles (UTVs) and trail bikes is NOT included in this rule. These vehicles must be properly registered in New Hampshire to ride here, and may only ride in approved areas. For New Hampshire rules and information visit www.ride.nh.gov or www.nhtrails.org . In Vermont visit www.vtvasa.org.
Top of the World ATV Club Annual Calendar.
We've just getting started on our annual calendar for the 2013 season. All our 2013 events will be listed right here so you can join us for ride-ins, help with trail work, and plan ahead for meetings and other events.
New Vermont Young Rider ATV Safety Course now available online from the Vermont State Police.
If you are 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, you may operate an ATV only if you:
- Are on land owned by you, your parents, or your guardian or …
- Are under the direct supervision of an instructor while taking a state-approved safety education course or …
- Have been certified in a state-approved safety education course.
Read more about the Vermont Young Rider Safety Program program
TRAIL HELP NEEDED!
The riding season is almost here, and we need plenty of help to get 'em and keep 'em in shape for this summer!
As an incentive to all you riders, we've come up with a bonus for all who pitch in and help this year. Here it is:
You volunteer 30 hours of time on the trail maintenance program this year, and we'll reimburse your '12 membership fees! That's right. We'll give you your 50 bucks back for your TOWATV membership and your VASA membership too.
Please! We need your help! We have a large and great system of trails, and we need you to help to keep them great!
Contact Chad Sterling Or Lincoln Pauquette for more info and to volunteer.