Ride the Wilds http://nhpr.org en Extra ATV Riders Prompting Extra Patrols http://nhpr.org/post/extra-atv-riders-prompting-extra-patrols <p></p><p>Safety officials are expecting a large number of ATV enthusiasts will be following trails in the North Country over the holiday weekend and they’re saying safety patrols will be watching for reckless behavior...</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The riders are being attracted by the new 1,000-mile network called Ride the Wilds, part of an economic development effort for the North Country.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 51317 at http://nhpr.org Extra ATV Riders Prompting Extra Patrols Federal Grant To Help Promote "Ride The Wilds" ATV Tourism Effort http://nhpr.org/post/federal-grant-help-promote-ride-wilds-atv-tourism-effort <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attempt to boost the economy of the North Country by drawing tourists to a 1,000-mile network of ATV trails is getting a boost itself as the federal government is providing about $152,000.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“This is a tremendous shot in the arm for the 'Ride the Wilds' marketing program,” said Harry Brown, the president of New </span>Hampshire Off<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Highway Vehicle Association.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:00:34 +0000 Chris Jensen 50448 at http://nhpr.org Federal Grant To Help Promote "Ride The Wilds" ATV Tourism Effort ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business http://nhpr.org/post/atv-use-roads-boosts-economy-safety-group-says-it-risky-business <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">The key to the new “Ride The Wilds” ATV trails network in the North Country is allowing riders to use some roads to get into towns and reach food, fuel and lodging, thus boosting the region’s economy.&nbsp; But that’s part of a nationwide trend that has some safety researchers worried.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 49543 at http://nhpr.org ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business Federal Safety Agency: ATVs On Pavement In Coos Is A Poor Idea http://nhpr.org/post/federal-safety-agency-atvs-pavement-coos-poor-idea <p>The plan to open some streets in Coos County to all-terrain vehicles as part of the “Ride the Wilds” network is being greeted with dismay by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, &nbsp;says Carl Purvis, an agency spokesman.</p><p>“It is much better to ride that ATV on terrain it was designed for as opposed to taking it onto a paved road,” Purvis said.</p><p>Purvis said ATVs were engineered for dirt and riders can have handling problems on pavement. They can also be struck by cars.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:00:44 +0000 Chris Jensen 32292 at http://nhpr.org Federal Safety Agency: ATVs On Pavement In Coos Is A Poor Idea Gorham Opens Arms, Streets (Ideally Cash Registers) To ATV Tourists http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-opens-arms-streets-ideally-cash-registers-atv-tourists <p>Starting as early as Thursday ATV enthusiasts will be able to ride on some streets in Gorham. It is part of a plan to increase tourism in the North Country.</p><p>State officials have given final approval for ATVs to drive on parts of Main Street and Route 2 in Gorham.</p><p>The idea is to make it easy for ATV riders to enjoy a network of trails in the North Country called <a href="http://www.nhgrand.com/signature-events/se201306=ride-the-wilds.aspx">“Ride the Wilds” </a>and then easily get into town, says Gorham town manager Robin Frost.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 31672 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Opens Arms, Streets (Ideally Cash Registers) To ATV Tourists