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Federal & State ORV

What is GARTRA?
Category: Federal & State ORV
GARTRA Founded in 1992 Received Non-Profit status in 1993 Founding member of the GA DNR Trail Advisory Committee and still a member today. AMA Chartered Club Main purpose is to build and maintain ORV trails in GA. Concerned about the environment and the future of our sport, which is why our dedicated volunteers man the trails. The clubs beginnings started around the closure of the Whissenhant ORV area that suffered severe Winter storm damage. The Forest Service did not have the resources to make the necessary repairs to open the trails. This is when a group of Metro Atlanta dirt riders organized and formed a partnership with the Forest Service to rehabilitate the Whissenhant ORV area. Our contributions to the partnership consist of workdays, fund raisers and cash donations. With the like-kind hours from the workdays the Forest Service can access Federal Gas Tax dollars. These dollars are used for further trail maintenance needs. GARTRA holds workdays at Whissenhant, Town Creek, Locust Stake & Oakey Mountain. GARTRA owns three ATVs outfitted with trail maintenance equipment that are used at the scheduled workdays. Charity Work: Our Treasurer, Sam Shaw, is the organizer for Dream House for Kids off-road ride to be held April 24th 2005 at Aonia Pass MX & Off Road Park, Washington GA. Fun Events Poker Runs, Pancake breakfast, Fun Days and Dual Sport Events. Monthly newsletter called GARTRAX. Web site Message Line: 404-215-4102 (Do not leave message at this number, go to web site for contact info.) Address: 2900 Delk Road Suite 700 PMB12 Marietta, GA 30067 Meetings - third Wednesday of month 7:30 at Honda Rider Education Center Morrison Pkwy Alpharetta, GA. or at one of our sponsors. April 24th Dream House for Kids Off-Road Ride June 4th & 5th Hooch Dual Sport Ron Westergren 770-792-3805
Joe Reitman

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Location: Morgan County Georgia