KATVA RIDES AND EVENTS

Join us! We welcome you to join in the fun, meet other riders and see the trails.

KATVA scheduled club rides are a great way to experience new trails in a guided format. It is an excellent way to meet other club members, make new friends and learn from others. All club rides are conducted by a Ride Team and led by an experienced Ride Leader. Ride Leaders know the trails and will ensure everyone completes the ride safely. The Ride Leader is assisted by both a Middleman and a Sweeper. In some cases additional volunteers will be added to the group depending on how many riders we have. The roles of each Ride Team position is described later in this section.

These guidelines apply to all club organized rides: 

After reviewing the Events and Rides Schedule, select a ride within your skill level. Do not join a ride above your skill level. To do so increases unnecessary risk for yourself and may jeopardize the ride timeline for more experienced riders.


DISCLAIMER: Rides are subject to cancellation, rescheduling, and compliance with municipal, provincial, and federal laws and regulations relating to COVID-19. It is expected that all riders will take required measures to follow applicable laws and regulations in addition to those rules specifically set out by the local club at the time of the event. KORMA reserves the right to prohibit participation to any member who fails to act in accordance with these terms and take further action as the circumstances may require. In addition to the inherent risks associated with off-road motorcycling, participants accept the additional risks COVID-19 creates for riders and indemnifies KORMA, the local municipalities(s), organizers, volunteers and other riders from any COVID related consequences or effects upon personal health and well-being that may flow from participation. 



MORE ABOUT RIDES:

Always register prior to the ride to confirm your attendance.  A Ride Leader will provide details pertaining to the ride, including a meeting location, time and relevant details.

    • Plan to attend the Ride Meeting to confirm details and meet the Ride Team. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid trail permit, plate, insurance and driver’s license. No alcohol or cannabis use is permitted on rides.
    • The Ride Leader’s Meeting is called usually about 5 minutes before the start time provided. All riders and passengers must be signed in. If you are not a KATVA member, you can obtain a day pass from the Ride Team.
    • The Ride Team will be introduced, ride details will be confirmed – including any last minute changes – and a rider count will be conducted.

The Ride Leader will set the pace for the entire group. If you have difficulty keeping up, inform someone on the Ride Team at your first opportunity. Do not pass the Ride Leader or others unless directed to do so. Do not stray behind the Sweeper. If you have to temporarily fall back the Sweeper will stay with you. Ride Leaders schedule all breaks and lunch stops. Please wait for scheduled breaks if possible. If you must drop out of the ride, A Ride Team member will ensure you return safely to the start location.  Do not simply leave the club ride – communicate your intention to leave with a Ride Team Member.

The rider behind you in the procession is your responsibility. Know who they are and what ATV/SXS they are riding. If you lose sight of the rider behind you, slow to a stop and wait until they are in sight. Any single stoppage will result in a full stop of the entire procession. In the absence of communication between riders, this serves as a means to keep everyone together and to alert the Ride Team of any issues. When a trail branches off, stop and ensure the rider behind you sees which direction you travelled. After crossing a difficult section (i.e. ditch, mud hole, water crossing, steep hill), ensure the rider following you makes it through. It may be necessary for you to stop and assist or for you to attract others to help.


FOR PAID RIDES AND EVENTS - REGISTRATION AND REFUNDS: Only registered riders may attend or participate in the ride at their respective ride time. Unregistered riders will be turned away. All riders must register online and in advance. Riders are not permitted to register or attend for more than one time unless authorized by KATVA/KORMA for the purpose of providing support or volunteering. Riders must be a member of KATVA/KORMA, be over the age of 16, and properly insured / plated for the trails in Ontario.

Refunds will be provided if the event cannot proceed due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds beyond that will be made on a case by case basis with open spaces, upon refund, going to KATVA/KORMA members on respective waiting lists. Registration may be limited to KATVA/KORMA members and is non-transferable. 

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