We would like to invite you to come to Weymouth on Saturday June 2nd for our 5th annual Weymouth ATV Appreciation Day. (although this year we have activities on Sunday as well).
Riders generally start arriving in the Village around 11 am and the groups usually leave around 1pm for rides throughout the local area. While in the Village please enjoy local stores as many will be providing discounts on food to the riders. Stop in to Sissiboo Landing to see the local history, local arts and crafts as well as the New France Center for information on Electric City. If you are unfamiliar with the story of Electric City look it up.. it's a great story.
Take part in a Chase the Ace event where the entry fee is only 10 dollars per person. Everyone gets a cuts and if you draw the Ace you (if more than one person draws the Ace you share the prize) get a piece of the prize. The winner (s) get forty % of the prize with 30% going to the sponsoring club Sou'West Nova Atv Association for trail improvements and maintenance and the remaining 30 percent is given to a local charity. The last few years we have been donating funds to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital (second floor in patient ward). The donation cheque is given in the name of ALL the atv clubs who had a member attend. We want to show everyone that the atv community is a valuable charity resource.
There are also a few door prize draws and there is always a special prize for someone with a club (ATVANS) membership.
There will also be a run on Sunday Morning leaving Weymouth at 10 am for new adventures. Multiple runs may be possible (both Saturday and Sunday) to allow for riders to choose a long or short run. Chase the Ace or 50 50 will also take place on Sunday.
NEW GAS STATION in Village. Fuel now available 7am-9pm all week !!
WHY ATV APPRECIATION DAY ??
Weymouth Atv Appreciation day was started five years ago in an effort to gather information regarding the economic benefits of atv (SxS) tourism and to show local politicians the benefits the Village receives from the atv "crowd"
The first few events we gathered data from the attendees and derived that somewhere between 2100-2400 dollars was brought into the Village. A pretty good sum of money to enter a small village in under two hours.
With these numbers and the support of the Weymouth Board of Trade a presentation was made to Digby Municipal Council to ask them for their support in asking the Nova Scotia Government to allow travel through the Village to connect Digby Smiths Cove rail trail system to the Clare rail trail system. The result would be a trail that would connect Digby Smiths Cove through Clare and on to Yarmouth. What a ride and what a great economic opportunity. The presentation was well received and the Municipality and the entire community has been in favour of Sharing the Road through the village of Weymouth.
As well it has been a great way to promote a safe family sport that is supporting our rural area.
If you are coming from Halifax way you can drive to Village and park here or you can drop off your unit in Digby and ride the rail trail from there (about an hour from Digby) OR if you want to make an adventure weekend you can stay overnight in DIgby or in Smiths Cove and ride down to the Village both days OR you can stay at the Goodwin Hotel in the Village of Weymouth. If you don't mind trailering a bits there are also some great motels and bed and breakfast places in the Municipality of Clare and then a short trailer ride to the rail bed.
If you are coming from the South Shore you can drive to Village and park here or you can drop off your unit in Yarmouth and ride the rail trail from there (75-80kms)) OR if you want to make an adventure weekend you can stay overnight in Yarmouth, there are a few motels directly on the rail trail or OR you can stay at the Goodwin Hotel in the Village of Weymouth. If you don't mind trailering a bit there are also some great motels and bed and breakfast places in the Municipality of Clare and then a short trailer ride to the rail bed
COME ON DOWN
Come on down and support a community that has been supportive of the sport we love. Meet some new friends and hopefully connect with some old ones.
If you're coming down alone ..bring someone who doesn't ride. Introduce them to a great sport.
10 dollar fee to play chase the Ace with 40 percent of the pot going to the winner, 30 percent to the club for trail improvements and 30 percent to local charities
Looking forward to seeing you