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  • 2 Sep 2016 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    The ATV federation says more trails are what's needed to help with problem riders, but that will require more government involvement.

    Recently, RCMP have been cracking down in the Tignish area writing tickets and seizing some vehicles but last week they had more trouble — people were refusing to pull over and taunting officers. 

    The P.E.I.  ATV Federation says this latest report from police only drives homes their point — there needs to be more trails to ride on.

    The organization has been busy working with landowners to create new trails but president Paul Wilbert said western P.E.I. is a special case

    "It's very wet and swampy....we have to pick and choose where the  trails can go," said Wilbert.

    "It is extremely difficult and that's one of the reasons why we're seeing more issues up west, because they can't ride into those woods, it's swamp and bikes and water don't mix.

    Read more of the story here


  • 12 Aug 2016 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    The P.E.I. ATV Federation is working to get written permission from landowners to create a private trail system on the Island.

    Paul Wilbert said the group has 100 kilometres of trails under construction in Queens County, and 50 kilometres in eastern Kings County.

    But Wilbert, who has been president of the federation since January, said they need more people to sign up as members to help.

    He said of the approximately 15,000 people on the Island with off-road vehicles, only 600 are registered with the federation or one of the four local clubs.

    Read the rest of the CBC news story here

  • 17 Jul 2016 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    All-terrain vehicle drivers will now be able to cross a section the Confederation Trail.

    Last week, the P.E.I. ATV Federation and the Queens County Trail Blazers received written permission from the P.E.I. Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy and the Department of Tourism to legally cross the trail at a seven-metre wide by 20-metre long strip of land just north of the Royalty Junction in Winsloe.

    Paul Wilbert, president of the P.E.I. ATV Federation, explained permission to cross the trail is in the form of a "one-year contract."

    "The bikes are allowed to cross and cross only at that location, but we are not looking for permission to ride down the trail at any location on P.E.I.," he added.

    Wilbert said the crossing required the installation of a culvert, removal of trees to improve visibility, putting in place signs to inform the public of the access changes and liability insurance.

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  • 11 Sep 2015 8:39 AM | Anonymous

    The multi-million dollar All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) industry on P.E.I. is booming today. There are four active clubs on Prince Edward Island and three of them are located in Prince County and the other in Kings County. The ATV club in Kings County is called Eastern Kings ATV club, located in Murray River. The Prince County clubs are Tignish ATV Sportsman Riders Club, Evangeline ATV Club and in Colman it is called the Western P.E.I. ATV Club.

    There are over 10 dealers in P.E.I. selling ATVs and side-by-sides as well as employing people in their sales, service and parts departments. The P.E.I. government collects millions in revenues from taxes surrounding the sales and servicing of ATVs, not to mention the sales of trucks and trailers to haul the machines around

    Read the rest of The Guardian newspaper article

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