The KATVA/KORMA Konnection – Riders Unite! 

Anyone familiar with the Kawartha Region is aware of the hundreds of kilometres of ATV trails created and curated by the Kawartha ATV Association (KATVA) over the years. People travel hundreds, even thousands, of kilometres to explore what are unquestionably some of the best ATV and SXS trails Canada has to offer. The scenery, welcoming local communities, friendships, challenges, wildlife, and responsible trail stewardship bring more people every year into the sport and into the Kawartha Region.

Joining is easy and affordable at $20.00 for a single day pass, $125.00 for an annual membership, and further discounts for families. All memberships come with reciprocal benefits and access to other ATV clubs such as the Algonquin West ATV Club, Haliburton ATV Association, Lake of Bays ATV Club, and Quad Niagara. If you know anything about the sport of ATVing, you know Kawartha and KATVA has it all!

A less-known treasure of outdoor adventures comes from the rapidly blossoming sport of off-road motorcycle trail riding. Like ATV and SXS riding, the popularity of off-road motorcycling has exploded over the past few years and riders are quickly realizing that the Kawartha Region is an off-road motorcyclist’s dream. In addition to access to all the trails under KATVA’s care, there are also hundreds of additional kilometres of single track (motorcycle-only) in the region. Many of these trails are used in the annual Corduroy Enduro “Canada’s Toughest Race” for off-road motorcycle riders.

Enter: the Kawartha Off-Road Motorcycle Association (KORMA). As a subsidiary club of KATVA, KORMA members receive all the same benefits and attention received by their big-sister club, KATVA. KORMA is also a member club of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) which provides resources, ethics, and advocacy for riders in Ontario. Recently, the OFTR launched “RideOFTR,” a GPS enhanced trail mapping system and app that is available on the web, for Android, and Apple phones. It is expected that this app will provide unprecedented access to the Kawartha trail system and significantly bolster tourism and interest to the region.

Like KATVA, people can easily and affordably join KORMA through the OFTR website and selecting “KORMA” as a primary or secondary club. Yearly memberships are approximately $100.00 and will provide lawful access to affiliated clubs’ trails throughout the Province of Ontario.

Our Canadian summers may be short, but our trails seem to go on forever. See you out there!

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