The Merrimack Valley Trail Riders (MVTR) was organized by a group of trail riders in
the early 70s.
Although the sport is low keyed in scope, it is one of high profile to the eyes and ears
of the general public.
With concern of State mandated controls ( driven by public perception ), a desire to unify
many "riding buddies groups" into a single social environment, and a wish to
foster riding opportunities, MVTR was formed.
Since its inception, the MVTR has been active at the State level in introducing
legislation allowing the use of legal trail bikes on public ways, promoting and protecting
user rights and advancing proper rider behavior relative to land owner / managers and the
MVTR sponsors training seminars, informal trail rides and organized recreation and
Understanding and advancing the concept of multi-use trails, the Club has attempted to
work with other groups, primarily snowmobile and mountain bikes, in an attempt to foster
good will, understanding and cooperation.
Monthly meetings are comprised of bikers and ATV riders exchanging ideas on topics ranging
from suspension tuning to protective equipment design, OHRV registration cost to trail
Competition riders share their high speed thrills or spills with recreation riders having
the same thrills and spills only at a different pace, all in the name of fun and
recreation. Free advice is always available from fellow members, with product discounts at