The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville (UCLG), owner of the Limerick Forest, has agreed to work with organizations representing off road motorcycles and all terrain vehicles on the implementation of a two year pilot program for the development, use, and management of trails in Limerick Forest. The BMA, supported by the OFTR, and the Johnstown ATV Club, supported by the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicles (OFATV), are actively working with the Forest Manager to implement the program for the 2017 and 2018 riding seasons.
The end result will be that off-road motorcyclists riding in Limerick Forest this year will require an OFTR membership in addition to being quiet, licensed, and insured. The new requirement for OFTR club membership will position the BMA to more actively manage and maintain (and possibly expand) the single track trail system in Limerick Forest for the benefit of all riders.
The BMA (and former members of the Leeds & Grenville Trail Riders) developed the single track trail network in Limerick Forest over the past several decades.
The BMA maintains the Limerick Forest single track trail network in close co-ordination with the UCLG Forest Manager.
The BMA purchases liability insurance which helps reduce the liability on the UCLG.
The BMA allocates yearly funds for trail development and maintenance in Limerick Forest.
The BMA and OFTR advocate with municipal, county and provincial governments for trail access and development.