Frequently Asked Questions


Talbot Trail Frequently Asked Questions

Revised Oct. 14 2017


Q: Are you affiliated with the OFATV or any other Clubs?

A: No, the TTATV is a private members only club with no affiliations.


Q: Are your trails on public land?

A: No, TTATV trails are on privately owned land.


Q: How do I become a member of the TTATV?

A: Contact one of the executive members listed on the website, complete a questionnaire (form) and attend a club meeting. The meeting location, date and time is listed on our website. You must be approved by the club executive before being allowed to join. New members have a 6 month probation period.


Q: How much is a membership and how long is it valid for?

A: A membership costs $120 which is valid from May 1st until April 30th the following year. Membership dues are not prorated.


Q: How much is a membership if I have multiple family members who would like to join?

A: The TTATV offers a family pass which is $240, this includes four family members who all live in the same household.


Q: Do I need a drivers licence and insurance to ride the trails?

A: Yes, a valid drivers licence and valid insurance are both required. Members <16 are accepted with a family membership, however those members are not allowed to ride on or cross any roadways.


Q: If I have a membership can I lend my ATV to a friend to ride the trails?

A: No, the membership is per person not per ATV.


Q: Can I bring a passenger on the trails?

A: Yes, as long as they are not operating the ATV.


Q: Are your trails open all year?

A: Yes, weather permitting. TTATV trails close for a few weeks in the fall for hunting and during early spring break up.


Q: What are your trails like?

A: Mostly hard pack, some sand, very little mud. TTATV trails range from beginner to expert.


Q: Do you have multiple trail networks?

A: Yes, the TTATV currently operates three trail networks all within a 15 minute drive from St. Thomas.


Q: How long does each network take to ride?

A: Two of the networks take between 3-4 hours and the third takes between 2-3 hours.


Q: How many Kilometres of trail does the TTATV have?

A: Approximately 100 Kilometres.


Q: How are my membership dollars spent?

A: Insurance, trail maintenance, club BBQ's and events, maintenance equipment.


Q: Are the trails groomed or rutted?

A: The TTATV trails are in excellent condition with very little rutting. Our members operate everything from 4x4 ATV's to sport quads to side x sides. The trails are groomed and maintained regularly. The TTATV expects it's members to respect the land and not cause unnecessary damage.


Q: What does the TTATV expect of a member?

A: The TTATV expects its members to be engaged in the club. This means attending work days and monthly meetings. The TTATV is a volunteer organization and without volunteers the TTATV would not have trails.


Q: If the trails are closed how will I know?

A: The TTATV will update the website and notify every member through email.


Q: I ride a SxS will it fit on the trails?

A: Some side by sides will fit on the trails however most will not. Most of the trails will not accept anything over 50 inches.


Q: Do you have trail maps?

A: Yes, you will receive each trail map once you are a member and you have been orientated on the trails.


Q: Do you sell day passes?

A: No.


Q: Does the TTATV organize club trips to other ATV networks?

A: Yes, once a year the TTATV organizes a club trip somewhere. Funding for this trip is not provided by the TTATV. Other smaller trips are planned by members throughout the year.


Q: Are dirt bikes allowed on TTATV trails?

A: No.


Q: Are three wheelers allowed on TTATV trails?

A: No.


Q: Can I camp on the trails?

A: No.


Q: Do you allow alcohol while on the trails or at club events?

A: No, the TTATV has a zero tolerance policy on alcohol while on the trails.


Q: How do I learn the trails?

A: You must be orientated on each trail system before riding on your own. Group or individual rides are available.


News

Next Meeting

Note that Summer meetings will move to the Timken Centre, 75 CASO Crossing, St. Thomas.

Club AGM & BBQ is on Saturday, June 2.
The next regular club meeting is on Weds July 4 at 7:00 PM @ the St. Thomas Timken Centre, OhiOntario Room.


ALL TRAILS ARE OPEN


New Website For Club Photos

www.photos.talbottrailatv.ca

Contact

Talbot Trail ATV Club Inc.
P.O.Box 233 Aylmer, Ontario
N5H 2R9
info@talbottrailatv.ca