This Saturday, Sept. 29, 50 ATV/OHV riders will embark on a journey through Carbon County for the inaugural fall ATV ride. The ride is hosted by Wellington City, East Carbon City and the Carbon County Office of Tourism.
Tina Henrie, Tourism Specialist, started planning for this event early in January with help from the Castle Country OHV Club. Henrie saw the importance of having an annual ride and bringing riders in from all over to experience local ATV trails and she really wanted our visitors to experience the beautiful changing of season up Bruin Point.
“This year, we are starting with a one-day ride with a meet and greet the night before. However, I am hoping to grow this over a three-day period and maybe even into a week-long event,” said Henrie. The ride is bringing over 35 out-of-town riders as well as some local enthusiasts. Castle Country OHV will be guiding the ride.
Joining Henrie on the ride is Katie Arruda, who is a famous blog rider from Connecticut. She is spending three days in Carbon County to experience local outdoor recreation and then will write about her experience. Henrie reached out to Arruda two months ago after she saw that 9 Mile Canyon was on her “bucket list” and had not yet been crossed off. Henrie made a phone call and extended an invite to Arruda to visit Carbon County and she kindly accepted.
Arruda has plans to ATV ride, mountain bike with Mark Jespersen of Bicyclewerks, hike Gordon Creek Falls, tour 9 Mile Canyon and more. The Carbon County Office of Tourism is looking forward to hearing about her experiences through a visitor’s eyes. For more information on Arruda and her many adventures, please visit her website at www.katiewanders.com.
The Cowboy Kitchen will host the meet and greet on Friday, Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where registrants can pick up their maps and swag bags. East Carbon City is hosting the breakfast the morning of the ride at the Sunnyside Park at 8 a.m., followed by lunch later in the day provided by the Office of Tourism.
If you would like to register for the event, you can still do so by visiting www.castlecountrytrails.com. However, you will need to provide your own meals at this late date. For more information, please contact the Carbon County Office of Tourism at (435) 636-3701.