ATVBC’s Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting on January 19, 2022


Directors discussed upcoming ATVBC events, including the ATVBC Poker Ride, the ATVBC Jamboree and AGM, and a potential regional conference with tradeshow, swap meet, rides, and more on Vancouver Island. Check ATVBC’s event calendar for event updates and new events for 2022.

ATV Clubs

Directors discussed ATV club requests to ATVBC, possible solutions to issues, and upcoming club events. Forty ATV clubs from across British Columbia are affiliated with ATVBC. In addition to managing club memberships and renewals, providing clubs with insurance and grant funding, ATVBC advocates for rider access throughout BC.

Clubs are operated by volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge and skills to construct and maintain trails, host rides and events, raise funds, manage their club, and advocate for access in their club’s region.

Many clubs are struggling to maintain their pre-Covid members due to the inability to host events and rides. Other clubs are facing capacity issues – there just aren’t enough volunteers to manage the club, its trails, rides and events, communications and finances.

The volunteer ATVBC directors are working on solutions and supports for clubs – and are open to ideas and feedback. If you have an idea let us know!

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Join ATVBC and an affiliated club today!

In addition to supporting the safe, responsible use of ATVs and the construction and maintenance of trails, ATVBC members receive significant discounts on products and services, like insurance with Got Toys and Capri, Backroad Mapbooks products, Concept Distributing ATV parts, hotel stays with Choice Hotels, seamless global messaging services with Zoleo, and Icey-Tek products. New benefits are added regularly. 

See more details and email ATVBC for discount codes.

ATV Trail Maintenance and Development and Safety Program Grant Funding

ATVBC Directors discussed ATVBC finances, grant applications, and fundraising initiatives.

ATVBC is in the process of applying for annual grant funding from the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) for project funding (trails, advocacy, safety and environment) and to the Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund (ORV Fund) for an annual coordinated provincial safety program.

Trail maintenance and development grants issued to ATVBC affiliated clubs come from ATVBC revenue, COHV funding, and net proceeds from ATVBC’s annual raffle. Watch for funding announcements for 2022 projects soon!

To date, ATVBC has contributed over $600,000 for trails in British Columbia

Chances are, if you ride in BC, trail maintenance and development funds from ATVBC and volunteer time from local club members have played a part in creating and maintaining riding areas. In 2021 ATVBC reached a milestone, with over $600,000 donated for trail maintenance and development and club support.

Buy a raffle ticket today to help raise funds for trails!

Get your tickets here, and select your club as the affiliate – they will receive $1 for every ticket sold. Additionally, net raffle proceeds are distributed to ATVBC affiliated clubs via grant funding for trail maintenance and development, cover a portion of the club volunteer insurance, and the administrative costs of running the organization.

2022 ATVBC raffle for ATV Trail Maintenance and Development Grants
2022 ATVBC raffle for ATV Trail Maintenance and Development Grants

ATVBC management and operations

ATVBC’s volunteer Board of Directors spend a significant amount of time managing the association’s finances, structure (bylaws and constitution), insurance, and safety programs, planning communications and events, and working with clubs.

Trails, environment, and land issues and advocacy for ATV access and riding in British Columbia is one of ATVBC’s main focuses, and directors are active representing ATV interests with the Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia (ORCBC), the Back-Country Power Sports Coalition of British Columbia (BCPSC), the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distribution Council (COHV), Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC), and provincial government committees.

Club Presidents Meetings – bi-monthly

To inform ATVBC’s planning and actions, and to gather and share information, ATVBC hosts bi-monthly club presidents meeting. Presidents or their designates from ATVBC affiliated clubs participate via Zoom and share updates about their clubs.

Does your club want to join ATVBC? Or do you want to form a club?

Affiliate your club with ATVBC for support in organizing and promoting ATV /UTV rides, to promote the use of ATVs as a family sport, to protect and retain our riding areas, to protect the environment and ride
responsibly, and to be eligible for benefits of membership in the provincial organization

ATVBC provides support for membership purchase and renewals, advocacy for access, grant funding, communications via its monthly newsletter and social media channels, member benefits, liability and directors and officers insurance, and more. Contact mailto:[email protected] to learn more.