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August 16th 2017 monthly ORV Ride

Everyone is Welcome!

The ride will start south of Mass City following the OC trail over beautiful forest roads and trails through the Ottawa National Forest to Sidnaw. In Sidnaw, we will have lunch (on your own) at the Sidnaw Station. They have really great food and sandwiches, which are sure to have you returning in the near future. The ride will be approximately 30 miles each way and as noted, through some of the nicest and most scenic areas in the Ottawa. It is a very relaxing ride without a lot of water, mud and technical trails. Those new to ATVing may find the ride especially relaxing.

The ride will start at what is often referred to as Petty Coat Junction or Pori. Actually, it is an old railroad siding located south of Mass City approximately 13 miles. The site provides for more than adequate parking for vehicles and trailers. The GPS coordinates are: 46 deg. 40’ 48” North, 88 deg. 57’ 34” West. Please see the directions below for greater detail.

In Summary:
Date: August 16th (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Starting location: Pori aka Petty Coat Junction – see directions below
Ride: Traveling to Sidnaw on the OC trail and returning after lunch
Who: Open to club members or those who would like to join us, everyone is welcome
Riders are free to remain with us the entire ride or continue the ride on their own

Directions from Mass are as follows:
From highway-26 at the blinking light, turn south onto Depot Rd which changes to Depot Ridge Rd for 1.8 miles. Continue straight as it now becomes Rousseau Road. In approximately 4.7 miles you will note the Rousseau Bar to your right. Continue another ½ mile to Pori Road (you are now on the OC trail) and then an additional 2.9 miles to where Pori dead ends. Turn right for another 1/2 of a mile to the rail road tracks which is Petty Coat Junction or Pori which is the location of the above referenced GPS coordinates and our starting point.

Directions from highway -38 at FH-16:
FH-16 is 7 miles east of highway-26 at Lake Mine.
From highway-38 go south on FH-16 for 6.2 miles to Pori Road which will be on your right. Continue on Pori Road 3.3 miles to the rail road tracks which is Petty Coat Junction also known as Pori.

Directions from the south starting at Trout Creek:
From highway -28 and Davison Road/Gardner Road go north 16.1 miles which changes to Mud Creek Road. Turn right onto FR 1180 for approximately 2.8 miles to where it dead ends on the FR 1100. This is also the OC trail. Turn left or north on the FR 1100 for 2.3 miles to it dead ends on the Pori Road. Turn left or west .4 miles to Pori or Petty Coat Junction.

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