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Club Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at Angelo's Truck Stop at 9am and usually are followed by a ride. Next Meeting
Welcome to the Johnstown ATV (JATV) Club website.
Our All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) club is located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Our trail system extends from Angelo’s Truck Stop near Johnstown to the Limerick Forest South Tract and consists of approximately 200kms of trails catering to die-hard and casual riders. We have a purpose built tunnel under highway 416, which allows us to have trails on both the east and west sides of the highway. The trails are open all year (including winter) with the exception of closure during the spring thaw and district hunting seasons. Trail conditions vary throughout the year. Bring your quad or side by side and have a great ride.
TRAILS ARE OPEN BUT WITH LIMITATIONS
Our Club trails are finally open but with limitations.
Limerick Forest trails are only open around Limerick Forest Pit up around Forsythe Rd, all other parts of Limerick Forest’s (ie. Scotchline and Craig Rd Block by Merrickville) are still closed for one more week.
The land owner by the tunnels by Angelo’s Truck Stop still has closed gates and I’ll keep everyone posted when the land owner will open them up. It would be best if everyone use either the parking area by Hands Fireworks on Hands Rd or Limerick Forest Pit to start riding from, since you will not be able to use the tunnel under the 416 Hwy due to the closed gates. Due to trails being flooded and closed all this time, trail conditions are unknown and I advise everyone to use caution until we can get certain areas repaired after some of us do a trail inspection tomorrow. With that said, the Spring Fun Run on the May 28th will only go ahead if trail conditions are repaired, acceptable, accessible and if the rain holds off throughout the week. Please if you are out riding tomorrow or throughout the weekend drive safe and let us know of any areas of concern. Thanks and enjoy the 2017 Riding season. (posted 19 May 2017)
ATV and Dirt Bike use in Limerick Forest:
The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, owner of the Limerick Forest, has agreed to work with organizations representing off-road motorcycles, ATVs and ORVs (side by sides) on the implementation of a two year pilot program for the development, use, and management of trails in Limerick Forest. The Johnstown ATV Club (JATVC) supported by the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicles (OFATV) and the Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) supported by the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) are actively working with the Forest Manager to implement the program for the 2017 and 2018 riding seasons. The end result will be that ATV’s and ORVs (side by sides) riding in Limerick Forest will require an OFATV membership and off-road motorcyclists will require an OFTR membership. All motorized vehicles in Limerick must be legally plated and insured. This partnership will provide an opportunity for trail wardens representing both organizations to be out on the trails in an effort to answer questions and provide assistance re the OFATV and OFTR Code of Ethics. Trail wardens will engage motorized user in Limerick in a friendly and positive manner about safe and responsible riding. It is hoped that this new partnership between the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the JATVC and BMA will help to maintain and improve the Limerick Forest trail network for all user groups by educating riders about the perils of drinking and driving, the potential damage to the reputation of the sport due to unnecessarily loud vehicles, driving without plates and insurance, littering and the need to respect the ecological integrity of the forest. A healthy and sustainably managed forest will ensure the long-term availability of our trial system, benefiting everyone who visits the forest. We appreciate your cooperation in this endeavour. (posted April 8th, 2017)
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