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Calling all ATVs !! The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce is calling all ATVs to St. Helen for our third annual ATV Jamboree. A weekend of events are planned for the whole family including a Mud Bog, ATV Pull, Kids Rodeo and much more. Most events will be held at the Richfield Township Park. A lot of fun & laughs for the entire family. Visit www.sainthelenchamber.net for pictures of last years event. On-Site camping is available at the Richfield Township Campground (Reservations Required).

There is a discount for early registration so visit www.sainthelenchamber.net for complete Schedule of Events, Event Fees, Registration & Waiver Forms, and more information.
Just some of the action planned:
Scenic & GPS Scrabble Rides - Scenic Rides will be laid out for those that simply want to enjoy the woods. A GPS Scrabble Ride will test your GPS navigation and spelling skills. Prizes will be awarded for the GPS ride. These rides are at leisurely pace and may take 2 – 3 hours.

Kids Rodeo – The Rodeo will involve several events: Obstacle Course, Barrel Push, and Balloon Burst. Prizes will be awarded. Participants will be required to sign waiver for this event.

Mud Bog – What do you get when you mix water, dirt, & an ATV?? A great spectator event !! Use your imagination. Prizes will be awarded. Participants will be required to sign waiver for this event.

ATV Pull – The “Humbler” will be available to test the pulling power of your ATV. Prizes will be awarded. Participants will be required to sign waiver for this event.

Silent Auction - Items for bid will be displayed at the Township Park Pavilion.
 

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Sounds like a great time for the entire family to enjoy Dave - thanks for bringing this to our attention, keep us posted on any future updates bud. :D 8) :wink:
 

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I went last year, but never got around to the Mud Pit..............Maybe this time.
 

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Sounds Like Great Time. Thanks for sharing the event!
 

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Here is a link to the event schedule. Is anyone planning on going to this event?

http://www.sainthelenchamber.net/files/Docs/2011_Jamboree_Schedule.pdf
 

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If I can get it back from Racer tech in time I may go. It sure sounds like fun!
 

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Just an FYI for anyone going.

There will be an ORV Enforcement Program in effect the weekend of Aug 12, 13, & 14th (Jamboree Weekend) in St. Helen.  Similar to "Click It, or Ticket", this enforcement program is publicized with time & place but will be enforcing the County ORV Ordinance instead of the seat belt law.  The Program is called “Ride Them Right, or Pay the Price”.  Law Enforcement officers will be focusing on speed & reckless driving.  So if you are riding on the county roads, keep your speed under 25mph !!  No racing, no wheelies, no riding next to each other, no riding in the center of the lane.  If you see someone acting up, let them know they are jeopardizing your right to ride on the road. 
 
There will always be the 2% that disregard the law.  With the increased ORV presence in St. Helen, that 2% number is increasing.  Our Richfield Township Public Safety department has been very tolerant of those that have taken advantage of the law.  They have been providing education and warnings for two years, not writing tickets as some other departments.  However during the past several holidays, there have been a few too many riders that have chosen to ride inappropriately on the roads.  Therefore, the Richfield Public Safety Department will be focusing on those ORVs that are disregarding the rules.  They are publicizing this enforcement program in the papers, and with banners.  So “Ride Them Right, or Pay the Price”. 
 
Spread the word, and help us keep our road access to town.
 

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Thats good info to have. I hate to see a few foolish riders ruin it for the rest of us.
 

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Update

We have been unable to secure a certified ORV Instructor for the ATV Training Course at the ATV Jamboree. Therefore, this class has been canceled. We will hold this training next year at the Jamboree, and hopefully a class in the spring. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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There will be an ATV wash station available at the Jamboree. $3 for 5 minutes.
 

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St. Helen ATV Jamboree: The events will be run at separate times this year. Check the schedule for the time of the events. The ATV Pull will be run by class, ie big boys first (SxS), then modified ATVs, then ATV>601cc, etc. This will be announced at the beginning of the event.


 

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abkdad3 said:
Just an FYI for anyone going.

No racing, no wheelies, no riding next to each other, no riding in the center of the lane.  If you see someone acting up, let them know they are jeopardizing your right to ride on the road. 
 
 
Spread the word, and help us keep our road access to town.
The biggest gray area of these ordinances seems to be where is it legal to ride on the road. Some say you must stay on the road shoulder (impossible with signs, mailboxes, lawns out to the road, etc) and others say you may ride on the roadway itself, but on the far right side of the travelled portion of the road. Personally, I diligently watch the rear view mirror for cars and pull off and let them pass. I think it can be dangerous to ride on the far right side of the roadway because some yo-yo may try to squeeze by you when a car is in the opposing lane.

How are the interpreting the law in that area Dave?
 

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My understanding is that you need to stay as far to the right as possible. Here is a link to the laws in Roscommon county.

http://www.roscommoncounty.net/wp-content/uploads/ORV-brochure.pdf
 

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abkdad3 said:
My understanding is that you need to stay as far to the right as possible. Here is a link to the laws in Roscommon county.

http://www.roscommoncounty.net/wp-content/uploads/ORV-brochure.pdf
It says far right side of the maintained portion of the roadway, so that would be on the actual road surface, but as far right as possible. That's better than the shoulder anyway.
 
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