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  1. Mikey

    Mikey ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I was up at the cottage and stopped by HP cycle. I mentioned being part of OFTR and they said that the clubs in that area aren't members. And my pass doesn't work around the Kawartha lakes area (at least the burnt river area).

    Why aren't those groups a member? Are there many areas that the OFTR pass doesn't work?
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  2. OFTR

    OFTR ODSC-OFTR Member

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    They gave you horribly incorrect info. Do you recall the name of the person you were speaking to? if so, please send it to me by PM.

    We have a local club in that area called the Haliburton Trail Riders. OFTR membership is recognized and required for motorcycles on any of the KATVA trail system, which includes the entire 5-points area, with the exception of the Victoria Rail Trail(we can only access the VRT between Somerville and Kinmount). We also have a land use agreement in Somerville Forest, West of Kinmount and just North of Burnt river.

    We also participate on the 5-points user group committee, which just had a meeting this past Sunday.
  3. Mikey

    Mikey ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Yep, just dug up the bike receipt. I'll send it to you via PM. The guy (or the fellow beside him, but he'd know who it was) indicated that the clubs in that area aren't a part of it. It was the rail trail that we wanted to ride and he said we'd need to be part of a local club to run it. Really disappointed my son who was thrilled to be putting his OFTR sticker on his fork!

    I'm glad this might not be as accurate as he stated. BTW why would we be limited on that trail? Or are no bikes allowed elsewhere?

    Lastly, do we have maps of that land use agreement? I'm sure we can put them to good use! ;)
  4. OFTR

    OFTR ODSC-OFTR Member

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    There may be GPS maps available via HTR for Somerville. You can also pick up a KATVA map of the 5 points at local retailers The Rail Trail is kind of a complicated issue. However, for the most part you wouldn't need to access if you're on most of the 5-points, or just riding in Somerville.