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 OHV 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 March 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 newsletters, ATV related topics, scheduled rides, and follow legislation affecting the sport of ATVing.The club is completely run and trails maintained by volunteers. There are no paid employees.
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 the NYS required club insurance. We also hold a cash or gift 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 card(s)and ATV decal(s). Our ID cards entitle the card owner to a $20 discount on the first annual Lewis County OHV Trail Permit they purchase (subject to change). 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 meet all New York State and local laws. 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 Clubs and the Lewis County OHV Trail System to connect the village of Boonville to the Lewis County OHV 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 but not maintained. These off shoot trails could be maintained with enough volunteer manpower. There is minimal seasonal road riding, only to connect trails. Most of the trails are slow as there are obstacles and trees to avoid.The trails are maintained to the minimum width of 50" wide ATVs. Some trails are wider but larger ATVs or SxS may be limited to choice of trails. The trails make for some nice family trail 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 by the club of the club trails and will be available to members when completed. Currently,the trails are blazed.
We are working with a neighboring landowner requesting access to go across a small piece of their 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 this parcel and expand our trails.
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.