The Northern Oneida County ATV Club Inc., is located in Boonville, NY and serves the Northern portion of Oneida County. The club was founded in 2003 and was reactivated in 2007. We are a member of the Lewis County ATV Trail System, Boonville Chamber of Commerce and NYSORVA (Region 6).
We are a family oriented group of all ages who enjoy riding ATV's We offer a monthly meeting, which is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from February through October. The meetings are held at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW at 6:30 pm. We email to all members, with email addresses, monthly meeting minutes, ATV related topics, scheduled rides, and follow legislation affecting the sport of ATVing
Our club members usually ride the Poker Runs(Beneﬁt Rides) as a group. We gather before the ride and then again after the ride to enjoy food & fun. We have an Annual Chicken BBQ each spring to raise money for our trails and required insurance. We also hold a cash rafﬂe annually to raise additional funds. We have a Trail Committee & an Events/Fund Raising Committee. We participate in the local parades with a club built ﬂoat. We have won 1st place for our floats in the Boonville Fair Parade 2008 & 3 consecutive years for the Woodmen's Days parade (2007, 2008, 2009). Both awarded a cash prize and we have a trophy. Our club members have a second family with members of our club. Our members also receive ID membership cards, ATV decal(s). Our membership year is from January 1- December 31.
The purpose of our club is to promote the sport of ATVing through safety, training, public awareness and respect for the environment We are predominately a family oriented group that enjoys riding ATV's and having fun, with a further goal of promoting user cooperation(such as "shared trails") with other outdoor and environmentally aware people. We require that each member's ATV(s) be registered; insured and all members must wear helmets as required by New York State Law. An annual signed completed membership application must be on file each year.
We are working with our neighboring ATV Club and the Lewis County ATV Trail System to connect the village of Boonville to the Lewis County ATV Trail System.
Our club trails are a closed system of mostly wooded trails, east of the village of Boonville, of which about 10 miles are maintained but off shoot trails are passable to explore. These off shoot trails could be maintained with enough volunteer manpower. There is minimal seasonal road riding, only to connect trails. The trails make for some nice family riding and some challenging trails.
There is no food, gas or other amenities available on our trails. The village of Boonville is the closest for those items, about 6 miles.
A trail map is being developed of the club trails and will be available to members when completed.
We have paper work into the NYS DEC requesting access to go across a small piece of state land to get to a large parcel of acreage the club has permission to expand and develop more trails on. It has been under review and we hope this is the year we get the ok to cross state land.
Our mission shall be to create a state-wide forum of open communication with ATV enthusiasts, other ATV clubs and the public. This partnership will help us to raise the public image of the sport, as well as establish a state-wide trail system and open new riding areas.