Saturday October 17th was Eastman ATV final ride. It was the best ride of the year, the cool temperature of 0C kept the moisture in the sand and no dust was a reward of the cooler temperatures. Everyone was well dressed and with it being sunny and calm we had ideal weather for the October ride. The route was level 2, so a surprising challenge for new riders, Roland advised the group to use 4WD or low through the hills. You would never know such trials are out there in the flat Manitoba. A big thank you to Roland for all the rides this year. Thank you for a full riding season and leading and gathering support crew and pre-rides.
Thank You to Bill Marsh for joining the Eastman ATV board of Directors and thanks again to Robert Nuttall for joining the board back in August. Eastman ATV continues to look for like minded members to become active with our board of directors or you can join a single committee. Our board and RFM committee meetings are moving to a Zoom format, other committees may vary the pending size and frequency of meetings, feel free to call me anytime to talk about it or if you have any questions about Eastman ATV. The gold in our logo represents the volunteers of Eastman ATV that built and continue to give their best to this organization.
The ATV Ride for Mom is a committee of Eastman ATV. ATV Ride for Mom has raised over $54,000 for CancerCare Manitoba over the past 4 years, this gives a growing purpose to our organization. Supporting CCM while experiencing a great family ride demonstrates the good will and actions of our ATV community. This is an excellent event to show we can manage a sustainable trail network and be able to give back to our province at the same time. Making it a family event, it will become a tradition. We are organizing 2021, we have an excellent, much larger & stronger committee managing the event. When the time comes for day volunteers please step up, we are going to need you all. We will be more organized than ever as we know this will be the biggest crowd ever. Please mark June 5th in your calendar now.
Our 2021 ATV Ride for Mom Sponsors starting list, and a big thank you to those committing. I will be providing more info as to where, and why, we need our sponsors’ support in upcoming updates. Our sponsors are a true partner and are the ones that foot the bill to put this fantastic event on. We do need more sponsors and they will be added to this list as they see this as the fastest growing outdoor family event that is giving back to the& Province of Manitoba, and want to be part of it.
Our Sponsors include: SAR, Enns Bros, TCG, Adventure Power Products, Headingley Sports Shop, Winnipeg Sport & Leisure, Westside Honda, Ronds Marine, Chudds Power Sports, Smoke House design, Silk Screen Ind., Nelson River Construction, Fort Garry Ind., Speciality Tire, X-Promo, Pine Ridge Offroad, Sherp North America and the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Manitoba.
Thank you to all our past supporters, we have a big list of people who have not rejoined this year that’s ok we know you still support our efforts of developing signed trails we can all ride. Our membership decals now read Membership / Trail Pass to reflect the many members we have that join only to support trail development and an organized club that is actively working with the government to enhance and add to the trail network. We understand some people don’t want to be part of a club, they only want maintained trails, and more of them, that’s ok, buy a voluntary trail pass then. Lots of different people, styles and reasons to ride, we all need a trail though.