The Merrimack Valley Trail Riders (MVTR) was organized by a group of trail riders in the early 1970’s.
For years, the sport maintained a consistent level of participation. And though more recently the participation rate has increased, dirt biking has always been of the highest profile to the eyes and ears of the public. With concern of State mandated controls (driven by public perception) and a desire to connect many of the “riding buddy” groups, protecting users’ rights and advancing riding opportunities, MVTR was formed.
Since its inception, MVTR has been active at the State level introducing legislation allowing the use of legal trail bikes on public ways and promoting to landowner/managers and the public proper rider behavior. MVTR sponsors training seminars, informal trail rides and organized recreation and competition events. In an effort to promote the concept of multi-use trails, MVTR has attempted to work with other user groups to foster good will and cooperation. Since 2001 MVTR has been an affiliate club of the New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association (NHOHVA). NHOHVA represents all OHRV users at the State level in legislation and legal matters.
Monthly meetings are comprised of riders exchanging ideas on topics ranging from suspension to protective equipment design to OHRV registration and trail development. From month to month, competitive and non-competitive riders have an opportunity to share their own riding stories. MVTR is rich with experience and its members are always happy to share free advice. MVTR members enjoy product discounts at participating dealers. MVTR can show you how, where, and with whom to ride!
“MVTR is the heart of two wheeled trail riding in New Hampshire.”