Obtaining Riding Opportunities in Massachusetts
Process for getting OHV trails open
Due to the continued travel restrictions, the last presentation in this workshop series will be done via web conferencing. This presentation will walk you through the process of getting riding areas open in Massachusetts. Workshop presenters will be Scott Morrill, the OHV Coordinator for Massachusetts and Karen Umphress from UP! Outside.
Register for 1 of 4 presentation dates.
Off-Highway Vehicle Clubs are the backbone of riding opportunities. It is clubs that help get riding areas open and created. It is clubs that help maintain riding areas. It is clubs that help shape the future of OHV riding in Massachusetts.
If you are not part of a club, either join an existing club or start a new club. New club or existing club revitalization services are available through June 30, 2021 for no charge to OHV riders.
See a list of clubs below.
OHV Clubs in Massachusetts
People You Can Work With
A Central Massachusetts OHV Club
Berkshire Off Highway Vehicle Coalition
A coalition of OHV riders including side by sides, ATVs, and dirt bikes.
New England Trail and Conservation Association
An organization to provide conservation for sivilculture and OHV recreation
Patriots All Terrain Club
Located in Central and Western Massachusetts
PO Box 2967
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Mohawk 4X4 Adventures
Provides 4x4 trails and recreation to its members
New England Trail Riders Association
NETRA promotes the sport of safe and responsible off-road motorcycling in the New England and New York region with over 80 competitive and recreational events annually.
PO Box 1235
Derry, NH 03038
Northeast Jeep Organization
Dedicated to the many facets of Jeeps and recreational off-road use.
Rock Bottom 4x4
A central Massachusetts club to help protect and promote the safe a legal use of the off roading community.
State Line Riders ATV Club
A large group of friends riding awesome places together.
PO Box 453
Monson, MA 04057
Previous workshops focused on helping you get organized and educated to help the OHV Coordinator expand riding opportunities in Massachusetts. There was a series of 2 workshops which will included information on:
Building blocks of club formation
By-laws and articles of incorporation
Setting up board and officer positions
Creating a non-profit corporation
Tax exempt organizations
Financial reporting, and fundraising
Process of creating trails in the State
You can access the information needed for club development before June 30, 2021, working to create your own club.
Club or Association Formation
Creating by-laws and articles of incorporation
Filing with the Secretary of State
Non-profit vs tax-exempt organizations
Insurance and liability for clubs
Additional Information for Clubs
Benefits of clubs
Working with agency personnel
The process of creating trails in the State
Want to Ride an OHV in Massachusetts?
Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs and Partners begin process to provide better Off-Highway Vehicle experiences.
There is an unprecedented opportunity in Massachusetts right now. The State has created an Off-Highway Vehicle Coordinator position. The OHV Coordinator is working to improve, open, and reopen riding areas in the State, but he needs your help.
Grass roots advocacy and involvement is needed to support the OHV Coordinator. To this end, a workshop to help riders create clubs or associations has been created. The workshop is broken into 3 segments. Each segment has specific information for club or association formation. They also contain information that all clubs, including existing clubs, can use that focus on specific content.
UP! Outside, in conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs has created and will be delivering these workshops throughout the State and via webinars.
In addition to the workshops, the program will allow for, upon application, individual consulting time with UP! Outside via conference calls or video calls.
For more information, or questions, please contact: