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Club History

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Back in 1999 in Carthage, NY some friends got together that wanted to start an ATV club. They set up a meeting that was on January 28, 1999 which was the last Thursday of the month at a place called Gary’s Pub in Great Bend NY.  With help on that day from Adirondack ATV club 15 people in all, the ground work was started. On April 26, 1999 the inception of


Black River Valley Riders INC. of Carthage, NY was incorporated. Officers were

Dennis Sears/Founding President

Terry Williams/Vice President

Marsha Sears/Secretary

Phyllis Hutchins/Treasurer


Since then Black River Valley Riders INC. is a Not-for-Profit ATV club which has grown as a family oriented Atv club with approximately 200 members. Their values then and now are still the same as they raise money with various functions and donate too many charities. They were the first ATV club to become a member of Carthage Chamber of Commerce. They have won numerous awards and have been noticed in local newspapers for their continued support of ATVing, ATV safety community volunteering, and donations. Today they still meet the last Thursday of every month with new goals in support of ATVing. They are friendly people having fun in the mud.

Today the Black River Valley Riders are members of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, The Lewis County Sportsman Club and the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.
Today the Black River Valley Riders are in the process of obtaining a new insurance co. to insure land owners who will open their land to connect existing trails.

Carthage Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Carthage Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry

Carthage Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade

Carthage Fire Department ATV Rescue Boggan

Black River Valley 4 Wheelers ATV Club “Legal Fund to Fight for Trails”

Wilna/Carthage Transportation Senior Bus

Girl Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America

Santa for Seniors / Jefferson County Office for the Aging

Indian River Pee Wee Cheerleaders

Carthage St. James Church Carnival

Muscular Dystrophy

Relay for Life
Feed a Vet Program
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