About the ATVA
All-Terrain Vehicle Association: Fighting For Your Rights
How would you feel if your health insurance stopped every time you got on your ATV? Or you were outlawed from trails on millions of acres of public land? Or there was a ban on anyone under 16 riding an ATV? Or you were banned from riding on your own land?
By taking on these and other serious issues, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association is waging a battle on your behalf every day. The ATVA is an arm of the 265,000-member American Motorcyclist Association, which is the world's most powerful voice for motorcyclists.
The ATVA is dedicated to increasing members' enjoyment of riding and owning ATVs by serving as a source of authoritative information about where and how to ride, products, events, and racing, and by protecting and promoting the rights of all ATV riders.
The ATVA is your best shot at doing something about bad laws. In conjunction with the governmental relations experts at the AMA, the ATVA ferrets out bad laws and fights them on the front lines in regulatory offices, state capitols and Congress.
But we need your help. By joining the ATVA, you add your voice to the vital cause of protecting the future of ATVing. And when it comes to convincing politicians and bureaucrats that ATVs are important, nothing speaks louder than numbers.
Do you ride on public land?
If you hunt, fish or just enjoy the outdoors from the seat of your ATV, there’s a good chance you ride on public land, either in public riding areas, or in places that help you reach private land you’ve gotten permission to enjoy.
Have you ever thought about what keeps that land public?
Whether the land in question is a state gameland, an off-highway-vehicle area, federal forest land, or controlled by the federal Bureau of Land Management, there are officials who must regularly approve the use of ATVs on the lands under their control. If they change their minds, ATVs aren’t allowed.
The ATVA, again working with the AMA, monitors the current status of riding areas across the country, keeping track of where decision-makers are in their ongoing reviews of what will be allowed on public lands. We weigh in on your side, making sure that ATV and motorcycle use remain high priorities in the minds of regulators. Again, joining the ATVA adds to your clout when dealing with those regulators, and it helps us be more effective in opening new riding areas and keeping existing ones open.
Looking for new places to ride?
Every two months the official ATVA publication, ATVA News, offers an in-depth look at a new or existing riding areas, highlighting what it’s like on the trails, the rules and regulations, directions, and more. Many of these areas, like the expansive Hatfield-McCoy trail system in southwestern West Virginia, are good enough to deserve a visit no matter where you live.
Do you race?
In partnership with AMA Racing, the ATVA sanctions the largest collection of ATV races anywhere. If it happens on quads, from ATV motocross, to Extreme Dirt Track to Grand National Cross Country and more, the ATVA is involved in it. And you need to be an ATVA member to race. When you race in our events, you know that you’re participating in the best-run, highest-profile ATV racing in the country. ATVA Pro racers are the best racers on the planet.
Looking for information to make ATVing better?
The ATVA has got you covered. ATVA News brings you profiles of people who ride, tips to help you ride better, capsule evaluations, notices of new products and more. And you can find a lot of useful information on the ATVA's official website at www.ATVAonline.com. There, you'll also find a "Members Only" area that tells you about places you can ride around the country, and in your own state.
Keep the future safe for ATVs. Join the ATVA.
We’re ATV enthusiasts who are out there fighting for your rights every day. We’re uncovering bad laws and fighting them. We’re working to keep public lands open to you and your ATV. We’re finding you new places to ride, and introducing you to the people who make our sport. We’re making sure the sport you love will not only be around in a few years, but will grow and prosper. You can help us make that happen.
You can join the ATVA online or by calling our toll-free number at (866) ATVA-JOIN.
All-Terrain Vehicle Association
P.O. Box 800
Pickerington, OH 43147
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