- Promote safe, responsible, family oriented ATV riding wherever Eastman ATV Association rides.
- Ensure the conservation of our wilderness areas for the continued use by those who come after us.
- To serve in the interest of ATV owners and to perform all desirable and lawful functions for the successful operation of the club.
- Most importantly to promote community among the owners of ATV’s and gain access to trails for the enjoyment of ATV riding protecting our rights and privileges to access crown land.
Grand Opening of the Eastman and Sandhogs Trails
June 3, 2016
ATVMB was pleased to host a grand opening of the Eastman Trail, built and
maintained by the Eastman ATV Association Inc., and the Little Bigfoot Trail, built
and maintained by the Woodridge ATV Sandhogs Inc., on Friday, June 3, 2016.
In attendance for our celebration were:
Ted Falk, MP Provencher, who provided congratulations to ATVMB,
affiliated clubs and the many volunteers who gave countless hours of their
time to complete these trail projects.
"In 2014 our Conservative Government provided $10 million toward
expanding and improving multi-purpose trails for walking, running, crosscountry
skiing, biking, and for ATV and snowmobile use. I was pleased to
join with representatives from the All Terrain Vehicle Association of
Manitoba and other organizations for the grand opening of the Eastman and
Little Bigfoot trails. They, along with all the clubs and volunteers across the
province, can be proud of the excellent work they've accomplished keeping
trails groomed and meeting the constant demand for more trails." - MP Ted
Dennis Smook, MLA, brought greetings on behalf of Minister Cox,
Sustainable Development and Minister Pedersen, Infrastructure,
congratulating ATVMB and member clubs on their accomplishments.
“This pilot project represents an effort on the part of the Province and these
parties to continue to allow access to Crown land for recreational ATV use. I
understand that a considerable amount of volunteer time was dedicated to
getting this trail system to this point and I would like to commend not only
ATV MB but also members of the Eastman ATV Association and the
Sandhogs ATV Association for all their countless hours required to get the
trail to this stage.
Manitoba recognizes that ATV use is a growing recreational activity and a
designated ATV trail system serves to provide an enjoyable activity for the
user, while balancing the interests of other Crown land users and
encourage responsible and safe riding.
Designated and maintained trails are proven to be safer for riders and help
to decrease any impact this activity may have on the surrounding environment. Riders are encouraged to adhere to ATV MB association
guidelines when riding and to stay-the-trail. This ensures all Crown land
users have a place on the landscape. We recognize that there are land
users, such as berry pickers, horseback riders, cyclists and walkers that like
to use this area too, and have to be considered when plans are made.
There have been concerns in this part of Manitoba regarding safety at times
of high fire risk. The Rural Municipalities and this group of stakeholders
have discussed efficiencies regarding notification and safety in cases when
the risk of fire is high. I trust that this trail system will increase public safety
while reducing the risk of wildfires.“
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Club Information Membership
Despite the growth in popularity of the sport, all terrain operators are on the defensive. As time goes on, more and more areas that were once open to ATV/UTV use are closing. From private land to parkland, it seems it is becoming harder and harder to find places to ride, even in areas that have historically been a haven for riders. With this in mind we ask that you join your local club and association and share your riding areas with others. Only by promoting these areas will it be possible to keep these areas open to all terrain vehicles.
By being a club member of Eastman ATV Association Inc. (EATVA) you are also a paid member of the ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA (ATV-MB). We as a club pay your membership directly to ATV-MB from your EATVA membership fee. This fee is included in the price of your membership to EATVA. This membership will give you voting privilege with EATVA and also with ATV-MB.
When attending an EATVA club rides or events we ask that all riders follow our guidelines, respect one another and respect the environment. By doing so you will receive the best bang for your buck membership. You will have the privilege of riding with a respectful group of ATV'ers who with a combined ATV experience level will ensure your guidance and safe return in any event.
EATVA family memberships are $40 for a one year membership. What you receive for your membership will be exactly what you give when you join EATVA. What this statement means is we ask that all club members provide support, friendship and camaraderie to each and every other member. EATVA also works towards the long term goal of establishing funding for trail development and government matched grants, if and when the opportunity arises in the future.
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