Year-end rally building bridge

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SPRINGHILL – The last hurrah of the season for the Cobequid Off Highway Vehicle Club not only links seasons for enthusiasts, it’s going to link Cumberland County to the wild.

The Sept. 21st ATV poker rally and music festival kicks off on the Silica Road, Williamsdale at the camp of Keith and June Blenkhorn and the proceeds will go towards a $120,000 project, including the replacement of a bridge near Polly Brook.

“It’s a Wilderness Protected Area but they’re allowing us to keep the trail open and replace the bridge,” Cobequid OHV’s Troy Henwood said. “It’s one of the main arteries for coming back into Springhill from Collingwood. If the closed that trail, it would add another hour or two to your time, so it’s a well needed bridge.”

Cobequid OHV pools their talent throughout the all terrain vehicle season to help groups and organizations fundraise, while the September rally is used to raise club funds for trails and bridges. This year Amherst’s Victoria Street branch of the Scotiabank is the rally’s major sponsor.

The year-end rally is heralded as the largest ATV rally of the year, with previous year’s drawing between 150 and 200 participants.

Cost to participate in the rally is $15 and helmets are mandatory.

For more information contact 902-667-0889.  

Organizations: Highway Vehicle Club, Scotiabank

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Silica Road, Polly Brook Wilderness Protected Area Victoria Street

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