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Safety Minded ATV Association Monthly Meeting (18 Jan 2021)

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 19:30

15 Station Road

Head of St.Margarets Bay,Nova Scotia

Third Monday of the Month[Excluding July/August]

7:30 PM [Clubhouse]

Guests and New Members welcome!


Mike Marriott



Coastal Riders ATV Club - Claude Martell Memorial Fun Run

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:21

The Coastal Riders ATV Club recently held a Claude Martell Memorial Fun Run in L’Ardoise on February 23, 2019. The $1600 raised was equally divided and presented by Marie Prout, club president, and members of Claude’s family earlier this week. The recipients were Grand River Volunteer Fire Department, L’Ardoise Legion Army Cadets, St. Peter’s Silver Dart Air Cadets, Adult Drop-in Center lunch fund, L’Ardoise Social Action, St. Peter’s and Area Food Bank, EREC Breakfast fund and Richmond Academy Breakfast fund. 

We would like to thank everyone who donated either monetarily or by volunteering their time. Weather permitting the run will take place again next year. (Photo credit to JoePop Images)


Spring Thaw Trail Closure

ATVANS NEWS - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 07:21

 The St Margarets Bay Rails to Trails and the Beechville Lakeside Timberly Rails to Trails are currently closed to ATV use due to the spring thaw.

All riders should respect this closure and allow things to dry and firm up before use resumes, this will help to prevent any possible damage due to the soft conditions.

Please pass along this info to any riders you may know who may not be aware of the closure.

See attached map for the location of this closure.


Corey Robar

Trails Coordinator

ATV Association of Nova Scotia

email: trails@atvans.org

Tel: 902-521-9790



"One person may travel faster, but many will travel farther"


ATVANS 2019 Lottery Winners!

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:23

ATVANS Lottery 2019

The 2019 lottery is now in the books and planning for the 2020 lottery is well under way. I want to congratulate the winners and thank the volunteers who worked so hard to make this year’s lottery the best ever. A special thanks to Tom Arnold for organizing the lottery and a big shout out to Pictou County for being the top selling club.

The winners have all been notified and prizes will be delivered in the coming weeks. Congratulations to Gertrude Sampson from Louisdale on winning the GRAND PRIZE Yamaha Wolverine side by side worth over $20,000 including taxes. William Foulkes from Herring Cove takes home the Yamaha generator/invertor and Blake Shearer from Upper Belmont won the Yamaha power washer.

I would also like to thank Pat Hicks and Yamaha Canada along with the Nova Scotia Yamaha dealers for their tremendous support. The funds raised help support trail development, club activities and grow the sport of organized ATVing in Nova Scotia.

This year’s Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show was a huge success, we signed up dozens of new members, helped folks with maps and questions and advanced our sport and organization. We also recognized International Women’s Day by handing out hats at the booth on Friday, a big hit with attendees of the show.


Barry Barnet
Executive Director ATVANS

Update on Joggin Bridge (Digby Railbed Trail) - Open for Use

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:35

Update on Joggin Bridge - Open for Use

The Joggin Bridge on the Digby Railbed Trail, between Robinson Weir Road area and Smith’s Cove, has been repaired and is now open again.

Hubbards Winter Rally winners

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:44

Hubbards ATV Club would like to thank the 199 participants that registered for our winter rally. 

Congratulations to these and all other prize winners.

1st place - Christine Poitier
2nd place - Melissa Buchanan
3rd place - Chris Turpin
50/50 draw - Chandler Slater 

John Scott
Hubbards ATV Club

Joggin Bridge Closure (on Digby Railbed trail)

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:30

Joggin Bridge Closure

The Joggin Bridge on the Digby Railbed Trail, between Robinson Weir Road area and Smith’s Cove, is closed until further notice.

A bridge railing collapsed on January 1 and the Department of Lands and Forestry has closed the bridge until they can assess the damage and effect proper repairs.

Corey Robar
Trails Coordinator
ATV Association of Nova Scotia
mail: trails@atvans.org
Tel: 902-521-9790