Thousands of ATV clubs are located across the United States and Canada. These nonprofit clubs are groups of volunteers based in local communities. Their goal is to share the fun of ATV riding and make the sport safer for everyone. ATV clubs often work with state and provincial organizations to carry out numerous recreational and community service programs. They:
- Design, construct, map, and maintain trails—both public and private.
- Sponsor ATV outings and year-round social activities.
- Monitor and initiate government legislation, and participate in public hearings.
- Volunteer their services as certified safety instructors, and conduct safety and maintenance clinics.
- Publish newsletters and newspapers.
- Provide vital services to sheriff’s departments, police, and civil defense units. For example, they patrol trails and search for lost hikers, skiers, hunters, and children.
Finding an ATV Club
An ATV club is a great place to get to know people in your area with similar interests. Because ATV riders should never ride alone, it's also a great place to find riding partners.
- Ask your ATV dealer or instructor about any local clubs.
- Use an Internet search engine such as Yahoo or Google to search for ATV clubs or associations in any state or area.