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Maine ATV • UTV Expo: Plan your weekend

Get ready to kick-start the 2024 ATV season with the ultimate lineup of presentations, classes, and demos at the Maine ATV • UTV Expo, May 17-19th! Whether you belong to an ATV Club or are new to the sport, immerse yourself in a weekend packed with knowledge, skills, and excitement. It's all brought to you by ATV Maine, a unified voice for safe and responsible ATV use in Maine.

Maine ATV • UTV Expo Program
Maine ATV • UTV Expo Program

General admission tickets at the door are $10, or only $8 eight dollars for seniors, veterans and active military, and kids age nine and under get in free! Tickets are also available online. Make sure you grab a copy of the Expo Program as soon as you arrive. Inside, you'll find the schedule of events so you don't miss a thing!

Each day of the expo will have indoor and outdoor exhibits where your favorite powersports dealers, ATV clubs and local businesses who cater to the sport we all love are eager to meet you. The food court will be open, too! Hours for the Maine ATV • UTV Expo are Friday, 3pm - 8pm, Saturday, 9am - 8pm and Sunday, 9am - 3pm.

Here’s what’s on tap for Saturday, May 18 at the Maine ATV • UTV Expo

Presentation Schedule for Saturday, May 18
Presentation Schedule for Saturday, May 18

ATV / Snowmobile Safety Course (9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room 5 - 6)

Riding an ATV on the trail
Riding an ATV on the trail

Safety is paramount when it comes to enjoying the trails. Join Real Deschaine and Darcey Emery as they guide you through proper operation, maintenance, laws, emergencies, and more. By the end of the day, you'll have enhanced your riding knowledge, and earned a certificate (after passing an exam), paving the way for safer, more enjoyable adventures.

Topics to be covered:

  • Proper Operation and Safety (Riding Skill-Equipment-Maintenance)

  • Laws

  • Emergencies & Survival

  • Map & Compass

  • Self Help First Aid

  • Environmental/Landowner/Ethics

Recreational Trails Program (9:30 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 3 - 4)

Discover how you can access available funds to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Doug Beck, Outdoor Recreation Program Manager, Bureau of Parks and Lands, will unravel the funding levels, eligibility criteria, application process, and more. This is your chance to tap into valuable resources and maximize the potential of your ATV club.

The Maine RTP can reimburse up to 80% of eligible project costs for the development and/or renovation of trails, trailheads and trailside amenities. ATV and snowmobile clubs are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable resource.

Topics to be covered:

  • Funding levels and limitations

  • Eligibility

  • What we will fund, what we will not fund

  • Program requirements

  • Application cycle and application process

Municipal Grant Writing Class 10:00am - 12:00pm ROOM C - D

Unlock the power of municipal grants to fuel your ATV club's trail system. Led by expert instructor Richard "Dick" Howlett, this hands-on class will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the grant writing process effectively. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure additional funds to put into your club’s trail system.

Q106.5 is Maine's #1 for New Country
Q106.5 is Maine's #1 for New Country

11am - 1pm Q106.5 is in the house, broadcasting live! Stop by and meet the dynamic duo of the morning show: Cindy Campbell, who is a staple at the Q, and her new rockstar co-host, David Bugenske.

Digital Trail Mapping 1:00pm - 2:00pm ROOM C - D

Polaris Ride Command
Polaris Ride Command

Embark on a journey into the digital realm of trail mapping with Chris Gamache, Trails Manager at Polaris. Learn how ATV clubs and riders can leverage a free Ride Command account to enhance their trail experience. From adding business sponsors to making route changes, discover how technology can benefit ATV clubs and elevate your riding adventures to new heights.

Topics to be covered:

  • How to get a free Ride Command account

  • How to add business sponsors to the maps

  • How to make route changes and add important information for riders

Fundamentals of Wrap installation 3:30 pm – 4:30pm ROOM 3 – 4

dirt bikes
Personalize your ride with a custom wrap

Revolutionize the look of your powersports vehicle with the ultimate accessory: a custom wrap! Join us for an exclusive presentation on the fundamentals of Powersports Wrap Installation, brought to you by Brap Wrap – the leading name in premium vehicle wraps that not only protect your vehicle but also elevate its aesthetics to new heights. Your powersports vehicle is more than just a machine – it's an extension of your personality and style. Be inspired by real-life examples of Brap Wrap installations, showcasing the stunning transformations our wraps can achieve on a variety of powersports vehicles.

Topics to be covered:

  • Premium Materials: Learn about high-quality vinyl wraps, designed to withstand the rigors of off-road adventures while maintaining vibrant colors and crisp graphics.

  • Expert Installation Techniques: Our team of skilled professionals will walk you through the intricacies of wrap installation, sharing insider tips and tricks to ensure a flawless finish every time.

  • Durability and Maintenance: Discover how our wraps provide long-lasting protection against scratches, UV rays, and harsh weather conditions, all while being easy to clean and maintain.

Powersports Wrap Demo 5:00pm – 5:30pm ROOM 3 -4

Learn how to navigate the online customizer to help you unleash your vehicle's full potential. Explore the endless possibilities for personalizing your powersports vehicle to reflect your unique style. Bring your questions!

Topics to be discussed:

  • We’ll cover everything from customizing the design using eye-catching patterns, subtle textures and different finishes to using 80 available colors and 3,500 logos.

Here’s what’s on tap for Sunday, May 19 at the Maine ATV • UTV Expo

Presentation Schedule for Sunday, May 19
Presentation Schedule for Sunday, May 19

Repeat Sessions:

Due to popular demand, the Municipal Grant Writing Class, Fundamentals of Wrap Installation, the Powersports Wrap Demo and the Digital Trail Mapping sessions will be held again on Sunday, ensuring that everyone has the chance to participate and learn.

Municipal Grant Writing Class 10:00am - 12:00pm ROOM C - D

Fundamentals of Wrap installation 11:00am – 12:00pm ROOM 3 – 4

Powersports Wrap Demo 1:00pm – 1:30pm ROOM 3 -4

Digital Trail Mapping 1:00pm - 2:00pm ROOM C - D

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your ATV and UTV experience! Join us at the inaugural Maine ATV • UTV Expo for a weekend of exhibits and education for endless adventure. Whether you're seeking safety tips, funding opportunities, or digital trail mastery, we've got you covered. Get ready to ignite your passion for off-road exploration and make unforgettable memories on the trails. See you there!



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