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 
attempt.
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.