North Shore ATVers invited to World's Longest ATV Parade in Silver Bay -- registration open now
In June 2009, about 50 Cook County outdoor enthusiasts rode their all-
terrain vehicles (ATVs) into the Guinness Book of World Records. The
folks on the four-wheelers were part of the All-Terrain Vehicle
Association of Minnesota (ATVAM)’s successful attempt to break a
Guinness World Record for the World's Longest ATV Parade. Those 50
people were part of a record-breaking parade of 1,632 ATVs in the city
of Silver Bay.
The title was short-lived, however. In the fall of 2010, the state of
Utah broke the Minnesota record with 1,870 ATVs. So ATVAM plans to
take back the world record and northland ATVers are once again invited
to take part. ATVAM hopes to have more than 2,000 ATVs in the parade.
There will also be fun riding opportunities on the fabulous Silver Bay
Moose Walk ATV trail system and other ATV-related activities. Sponsors
of the ATV Parade will be hosting booths on-site for participants to
see new products. Parade organizers will also be holding a contest for
the most creatively decorated ATV. After the parade concludes Zup’s
Foods will be hosting a buffet at the Silver Bay Union Hall.
Registration and the staging area for the parade will be one half mile
north of Outer Drive and Highway 61 in the field in front of AmericInn
Motel. There will be signs showing participants where to go. There
will be ample parking on the streets and surrounding areas. The parade
route will be a designated ATV trail for the day, so children can ride
in the parade as long they meet all MN safety requirements. Side-by-
side ATV's and three-wheelers are welcome to come, but will not be
counted by Guinness World Records™ towards the record breaking
Participants are also asked to bring a canned food item to donate to
the Silver BayFood Shelf. A truck will be available to collect non-perishable food
contributions at the parade site.
If you register by Friday, May 8, 2012, you will receive one free
limited edition "World's Longest ATV Parade" memorabilia t-shirt. For
more information or to register please visit www.atvparade.org or call
ATVAM at (800) 442-8826.