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The goal of this website is to promote all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), to serve as a forum and support network for ATV owners throughout British Columbia, to encourage responsible riding, and to assist and educate new riders.
Our passion is ATving, and we spend much of our time riding, working on, and thinking about ATVs. Our members come from all walks of life, and range in age from about 5 years old to well past retirement. We ride utility quads, sport quads, and side-by-sides.
Some of us enjoy the scenic trails, taking in the views or learning about the area's history. Some of us use our ATVs to get to our favourite fishing spots or game trails. Some of like to play in deep, sticky mud or endless sand dunes, perhaps an extension of our inner child struggling to be remembered. Some of us thrive on hard-core and technical trails, where seemingly insurmountable obstacles are just another challenge to test rider and machine. Some of us race on closed-course tracks, pitting rider and against rider, while going for the prize and the bragging rights. Some of us use our ATVs for work, and while that might seem boring compared to the recreational opportunities that abound in British Columbia, there's nothing wrong with getting paid to ride. And of course, some of us do all or a combination of the above.
But we're not just about riding! Some of our members are involved with land-use issues, trail maintenance, and other important activities. We hold the annual Quads.ca Province-wide Trail Clean-up, and support charitable efforts such as the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau through our Christmas Toy Drive.
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"Conventional" all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, or quads) can be best described as four-wheeled motorbikes. The steering is operated similarly to a motorbike, and the engines are sized similarly to motorbike engines. Generally, there are two-wheel drive (2wd) quads which are built for speed, and four-wheel drive (4wd) quads which are built for rough terrain. Some 4wd quads have a longer wheelbase and are designed to carry a passenger, positioned behind the driver but forward of the rear axle.
Side-by-sides (SxS) are quite popular, especially with those who desire or need to carry a passenger. They are typically a bit wider than a conventional ATV, but sit two full-sized adults next to each other and can carry a lot more cargo. These units utilize steering wheels, and are equipped with seat belts and roll cages. They are also called ROVs, UTVs, RTVs, MUVs, and other acronyms.
There are also "specialized" ATVs such as amphibious units which float; these machines usually have six or eight tires and utilize skid-steering, and are popular with hunters. All-terrain buggies and off-road karts are also gaining popularity; these units are typically 2wd, seat one or two people, and sport a tube frame.
ATV riders come from all walks of life. Children, teenagers, adults, elderly or handicapped, physically fit or not. Recreational ATVing is a family activity that can be enjoyed by almost everyone.
ATVs also have practical uses, and they're utilized by ranchers, farmers, hunters, fishermen, miners, scientists, forestry, search and rescue, military, police, and many other industrial users.
To contact the site administrator for site-related matters only, you can send a PM to Greg (the preferred method) or an email to "info at quads dot ca".
If you do not receive a reply to your email within 2 working days, please send Greg a PM, as your email was probably trapped by the anti-spam filter, which is set quite high due to the amount of daily spam received (over 1000 a day).
As a direct result of hate-mail received from so-called environmental activists and other whiners, ALL complaints about our photos, site content, ATVs, and motorized recreation will be cheerfully ignored.
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