Metallak ATV

Colebrook, NH

President Message 2019

April 2019

Hello Members,

The year 2018 was a very active one for the Metallak ATV Club.  This was the first year for the new Incentive Program which allows club members to gain a registration discount.  We are pleased to report we became the second largest club in the State and want to thank each and everyone of you for your support.

Last year there was numerous discussion with State officials regarding various highway crossings, not only for us, but all the Northern ATV clubs.  No decisions were reached but this issue is still under study. Talks and letters are in the works to gain access to the railbed south from Colebrook for ATV use.  As I often say, the use of ATV's for outside recreation has been a huge culture change for the area. Not everyone is happy with the use of public roads for ATV traffic.  The Metallak ATV Club is working diligently with new landowners to solve these issues. We hope to have promising news before the year is out.

With the help from the Grant-In-Aid program, we were able to use an excavator, touch up ditches and place material on many of our trails in 2018.  Extensive work was completed on Balsams / Dixville Notch trail with a bridge needing to be replaced in this area late in the season. As always, a large group of volunteers made the work light.  Work continues on the Kelsey Notch trail. Should anyone see any work that needs to be completed, especially in this area, please feel free to contact us by sending an email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Northern ATV Clubs have partnered with Polaris with the hopes of creating more uniform, professional signage on the trails, making it easier for riders to know where they are and in which direction  they wish to travel. The Bureau of Trails is working with all involved.

It is hoped to be able to open our trail system the usual time this year, but with the dumping of snow and cold temperatures we are still having, we ask that everyone check our website (www.metallakatv.com) or like us on Facebook to stay tuned to what Mother Nature allows.  All are welcome to participate in the Wounded Warrior Poker Run on June 22; attend the Annual Steak Feed & Landowner Appreciation event on August 24 or join the fun of the Santa Schlep on November 30.  This past year a Fall Foliage Ride was instituted and was very well received. It is hoped to continue this ride.

No matter if on a trail or public highway, we ask all riders to please always practice common courtesy.  Live free and ride ... with respect.

Happy Trails,

Craig Washburn

President, Metallak ATV Club

 

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Officers

President:
Craig Washburn


Vice President:
Darren Little


Secretary:
Sheila Beauchemin


Treasurer:
Katie Collins


Trail Admin:
Mike Ouellet


Directors

Darren Little
Lloyd Howe
Arthur Beauchemin
Glenn Perry
Mike Collins

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