Clubs can also provide you with all kinds of information on local events and demos. They can alert you if there’s a group ride or a rally this weekend. Perhaps the club is holding a fundraising event, or just a group picnic. Or maybe the folks from Yamaha are hosting a demo.
For a full listing of Yamaha ATV demo and display events click here.
2. Support and Assistance
There is strength in numbers. As a club member, you know you have the full membership body behind you, whether you’re broken down on the trail or fighting for your collective rights and privileges. Every individual will be acknowledged, but a strong, unified front will gain far more attention and respect when legislators are considering ATV legislation.
Creating and maintaining trails is both costly and labor intensive. But many hands make for short work, and pooled resources go a lot farther. Furthermore, clubs are far more likely to have access to supportive funding. Through the OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., provides GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails) to deserving organizations to help further the program’s goal. For more details click here.
3. Friendship and Fun
Riding is fun, but riding with friends and family is more fun. And there seems to be a direct correlation between the number of riders in a group and the amount of fun you have. Riding with a club you get to meet new people and make new friendships that may extend well beyond mere trail riding. When you consider the costs of joining a local ATV club, typically under $30 a year, and the benefits derived, it really is a huge return on your investment.